Therefore, contractors, temp employees, secondments and other short-term staff can impact directly on this ever-changing environment and have a direct influence on where the direction of the cultural identity is heading and the need to hire and / or select these staff should be identical when securing permanent staff.
Hiring with culture in mind must not be put on the back-burner – even if the role is a temporary one.
It can be argued that organizational culture is particularly important with a temporary or contingent workforce because it helps to convey a sense of identity for organization members. It is the social glue that helps hold the organization together and it enhances social system stability. The shared meaning of a strong culture ensures that everyone is pointed in the same direction.