Interested in understanding WHY temp-to-hire placements are being utilized at more companies today? Here’s an informative blog post from our past that we felt deserved another go-around. It’s definitely food-for-thought for over-worked HR folk and companies that are struggling to keep up with production orders when the labor supply for full-time workers is dwindling. Enjoy!
When you’re looking for a job that can become a career, chances are you are only looking at full-time positions. If you want to start working your way up in an industry, you normally wouldn’t start by looking for temporary employment work because you don’t have temporary goals. You’re seeking positions that are more on the permanent side of things. Believe it or not, this may mean that you are actually missing-out on some incredible job positions with future possibilities!
More and more companies ion Today’s economy are using a temp-to hire placement model when it comes to hiring employees. They aren’t hiring temporary workers because they don’t have opportunities for long-term growth. They are hiring temporary employees because they want to be sure that everyone they hire on to their team full-time is a great fit within the company culture and environment, as well as the kind of employee they claimed to be when they interviewed.
Let’s face it, we’ve all known someone who is fantastic at interviewing, but their life skills don’t seem to extend much beyond selling themselves. When a company hires a full-time, salaried employee who doesn’t live up to expectations, it is difficult and costly to replace that person. And it can be quite stressful for the HR team as well as the workers who were just getting used to working with the individual. If, instead, they hire all their new employees on a temp-to-hire basis, they can evaluate the employees in action, and only offer full-time, permanent employment to the employees who work well on the team.
It seems like the companies that are the most popular with employees and offering the most in-demand jobs are the most likely to hire on a trial basis. Great employees will rise to the top and be hired on to a stable company that really believes in the team they have selected. Searching for temp-to-hire positions may be the shortcut to finding a serious employer who cares about the company culture and the quality of life of their employees as they pursue long-term careers.
Furthermore, many companies (including numerous clients of Flex-Team) no longer conduct hiring events themselves but trust their temp workforce provider to do the hiring and placing for them. If an individual wants to work for one of these proactive businesses, they HAVE to go through the doors of the temp agency.
These are strong motivations for getting involved with a temp agency such as Flex-Team. We screen, interview and prep all our workers so that you know what you’ll be doing ahead of time on-the-job, and our client companies trust us to provide them with the kinds of workers who we know will fit in with their culture and needs. In this way, we become the adjunct HR team for busy companies on-the-grow. Which is just the way we like it!
Understand more about the history of Flex-Team here, then reach out and contact us to get started with Flex-Team flexible employment solutions for workers and growing companies.