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Supervising Temporary and Seasonal Employees

Maximizing short-term employee commitment and productivity

“The time you have to invest in temporary employees is limited so make every interaction count.”
-Paul Bentley

Temporary and seasonal hiring can be beneficial for an employer and can be a great way to build a resume’, show value, and grow as an employee. However, the mindset of an employee who is not intending to make a career of the position differs from the employee who is. For some, they will engage readily in the work, while others may not take the position seriously. To help these employees be successful on the job, the supervisor needs to change the way they hire, train, guide, and build job ownership.

This interactive course will introduce supervisory tools designed to lead and coach temporary employees. Participants will learn and practice using these tools in class and will have an opportunity to customize these tools for the needs of their organization.

You will Learn:

  • The unique challenges and opportunities for supervisors
  • Ways to begin building job commitment and ownership from day one
  • Ways to bring an employee up to speed quickly
  • Methods for coaching the temporary mindset

So You Will Be Able To:

  • Onboard employees properly
  • Train employees thoroughly and quickly
  • Develop employee ownership
  • Increase the employee’s personal value


As a supervisor, you can increase the productivity of seasonal and temporary employees. You will be able to customize and use a simple tool based on the employee’s job description to help set short-term growth goals and identify areas for development.


  • Managers who supervise short-term or temp-to-hire employees
  • Supervisors of first-time employees
  • Human Resource leaders who are responsible for hiring and assigning temporary employees


Spring 2020


Boise State Meridian Center, 2950 Magic View Dr., Ste. 188, Meridian, Idaho. View a map to Meridian Center for location and driving directions.


Paul Bentley – Paul Bentley is the Director of the Boise State Center for Professional Development. As a part of his 35-year leadership history, Paul has led temporary and seasonal employees in a variety of settings. As the training manager at Micron CMS, Paul designed the New Employee Orientation criteria for temp-to-hire employees in the U.S., Belgium, and Malaysia locations.
As the Leadership Development Specialist for Yellowstone Park Lodges, Paul was responsible for onboarding and developing approximately 350 managers and supervisors each year. Through this process, Paul helped create several tools to help these managers be successful as he led large teams of temporary employees in jobs that required strong customer service, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.


$340, includes all materials


Group discounts are available for three or more participants registering from the same organization for the same course at the same time. Call (208) 426-1709.

Contact Us For More Information About Boise State Center for Professional Development

Phone: (208) 426-1709
Address: 2950 Magic View Dr., Ste. 188, Meridian, ID 83642

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