Motivating flexi employees is essential to an organisation’s success. If an individual is motivated, he’s committed to doing his best at work, which can help the company reach its goals. Read the press articles below to learn more about workplace flexibility and ways to keep employees motivated.

five ways to motivate flexi employees.

While the trend of hiring flexi employees is on the rise in India, there is still a long way to go towards giving flexi workers the compensation their permanent counterparts get. As the economy gears up for an increasing contribution from the contract staff, Brinda Dasgupta tells you how to keep flexi employees motivated

1. Be Inclusive - The key to keeping contract workers feeling that they're part of the organisation is to have a high level of engagement with them. “As companies create flexibility in their staffing plans, care needs to be taken to place both permanent and temporary employees on the same platform,“ says Moorthy Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India.

2. Stay Unbiased - Human resource heads should show no differentiation between permanent and flexi employees, especially in terms of remuneration. “Motivation can also be given through various engagement programmes and incentives,“ says Kunal Sen, senior vice president at TeamLease Services.

3. Give Training - Organisations instituting a flexi staffing model must give temporary employees access to appropriate resources to improve productivity and workflow.“Engage with flexi workers to boost productivity,“ says Uppaluri. Allow flexi employees to attend meetings, and give opportunities for mentoring and feedback from senior management.

4. Think Differently - Having a flexi staffing arrangement may spur an organisation to think outside the box. Personalised skill development training can motivate temporary workers to reach optimum productivity. “There are instances where flexi employees get access to role-specific, product-specific training, which helps build future employability skills,“ says Rituparna Chakraborty, president of Indian Staffing Federation.

5. Provide Rewards - Employees respond to recognition based on performance. Rewards and recognition will go a long way towards motivating flexi employees, feels Sen.“In cases of exceptional implementation of tasks and capability, they should be absorbed into permanent roles.“
Read more at The Economic Times

flexi staffing will remain fertile and flourish.

Randstad India provides a full spectrum of human resource services such as regular, temporary and contract staffing, permanent placements, professionals search and selection, in-house and HR solutions. A division of €17.2 billion Randstad Holding NV, Netherlands, it has over 60,000 flexi employees on its rolls in India. Moorthy K Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India, is bullish about the growth of flexi staffing also called temporary staffing – employees hired by Randstand on its rolls to work for clients on a temporary basis on a flexible timing and duration. “This industry will remain fertile and flourish despite the volatility,” he told BusinessLine in an interview.
Read more at The Hindu Business Line

get the benefit of top CXOs instantly

Flexi or temporary chief executives (CXO) like Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers are in demand. Start-ups want to hire such talent to cut costs.So far, flexi staffing was used at the shop-floor or entry level or at the board level. Now, mid-level CXOs are being sought, according to Moorthy K Uppaluri, Managing Director and CEO, Randstad India, a leading recruitment company. Many CXOs are retiring in their 40s as they opt for less stressful work and a better work-life balance. Some choose to work for more than one start-up. Flexi hiring enables startups to hire the talent when needed, he said.
Read more at The Hindu Business Line

hotdesking gets hotter in the coronavirus era.

If there is one office trend that’s set to get hotter in the post-Covid-19 era, its hotdesking or flexi workspaces as companies rethink the office of the future. With companies now configuring a higher work from home (WFH) component in their future business plans, hotdesking is now emerging as a serious workplace trend.
Read more at The Times of India

encouraging flexibility in the workplace.

Workplace flexibility in an organisation leads to increased employee retention and engagement, and productivity. At the end of the day, it enables business owners to save money on the recruitment process. To learn more about the future of work, read our article on how hr is gearing up for change. If you’re looking for a work opportunity in technology, check out our available software careers now.