Although the general purpose of a staffing company is to provide an employee who can address labor shortages or time intensive tasks, they are also a primary source for potential long-term employees. In fact, many companies have turned to staffing companies to eliminate the inefficiency associated with sorting through large numbers of potential candidates to find the right person for the position. By enlisting an outside company to put forth talent in a temp to hire position, current employees can perform a thorough evaluation without consuming the resources required for traditional hiring practices.
Hitting the Ground Running
One of the most important concepts of temp to hire employees is the fact that the employer can have a longer term tryout period than if they were to hire the individual directly. The staffing company recruiters constantly to seek to make the best matches for their client companies, knowing what one industry background may transfer into a different industry with a successful outcome. In simple terms, this is a candidate who has the necessary background and experience to quickly tackle initial job assignments and proficiently advance in their career track. According to LinkedIn, “Part of being a strong third-party recruiter, especially those who are industry specialists, is understanding the real job needs, as well as the hiring manager needs.”
Avoiding the Conflict of A Bad Apple
Even with the thorough procedures employed by the traditional company hiring procedures, it is still possible to end up hiring what is known as the bad apple. A bad apple is an employee who passed all the prerequisite conditions but still somehow ends up performing much less than expected once hired on full-time. Besides the costs of hiring this employee, firing them can be an intensive and resource consuming process. Staffing companies allow their client companies to test potential candidates before a long-term hiring decision is made.
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