When it comes to hiring, the majority of managers consider temporary assignments on par with full-time employment, according to a Robert Half survey. More than half (51 percent) of the senior managers interviewed said a long period of consistent temporary assignments is comparable to full-time employment when evaluating someone's work background for hire. The study  surveyed more than 300 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees, and it was conducted by Robert Half's OfficeTeam staffing service.