In the past, you’ve always taken the direct hire approach when filling open positions on your team. For the most part, this has been a success, but you know it’s not the only route.
Hiring decisions hold a huge amount of weight, so you should always proceed with caution. Opting for a temporary-to-hire solution can save you from making a very costly mistake.
4 Advantages of Temp-to-Hire
Test the Employee’s Skills
It’s hard to gauge the full extent of a candidate’s abilities in a job interview. Seeing their work firsthand is the only way to truly determine if they have what it takes to succeed at the job. In a temporary-to-hire situation, you get to enjoy a trial run with no obligation to keep the person on staff if they fail to meet your expectations.
Gauge Their Cultural Fit
There’s plenty of job interview questions to evaluate a candidate’s cultural fit, but there’s no sure way to predict how they’ll mesh with the team. Many recruiters consider cultural fit one of the most important factors when making a hiring decision, so the more time you have to assess, the better.
Allow the Person Try the Job on For Size
Many professionals accept a job and quickly realize it was the wrong choice. Despite their unhappiness, they stay with the company because they don’t want to let the team down and they know a brief employment stint won’t look good on their resume. When a job is temporary-to-hire, people don’t feel obligated to stick it out. The most effective employees are those who truly want to be there, so this allows you to cultivate the best possible staff.
Make Sure the Position is Necessary
Adding new positions to your team can be tricky. Sometimes it takes a while to define the role and see how it evolves, so a temporary-to-hire situation can serve as a valuable trial run. If everything goes according to plan, that’s great, but if not, you won’t be left with an unsatisfied employee who doesn’t have the job they signed up for.
Interested in adding temporary-to-hire workers to your Los Angeles or Ventura County team? Contact Barrington Staffing. We’re here to help you fill your administrative support, human resources, call center, customer relations, marketing support, IT support and accounting positions with confidence.