Temp to hire staffing, as the name suggests, means hiring an employee on a temporary position. The employee is assessed during this period and if his or her performance is satisfactory they may be offered a permanent position in the company. The temp to hire period is akin to an extended job interview of the candidate. |
You talk to any employment services company and they’ll tell you that such positions are on a high simply because temp to hire staffing has benefits for both the employee and the employer.
Companies sometimes get overloaded with too much work. Even after making employees work overtime they may not be able to finish projects timely. Hence, during such busy seasons they hire candidates for temporary positions to help with the work overload.
Working with a temp to hire professional rather than hiring a full time employee gives them a time period to ensure that the person is right for the job. It lets companies get answers to important questions like: Does he or she have the right level of experience? Does the person mesh well with the team and the company’s culture? Do they acquire the skills to be employed with the company?
Employers experience firsthand answers to these questions in a temp to hire staffing situation rather than depending merely on a 30-minute job interview and drawing vague conclusions about an individual.
After the period of temporary staffing is over the candidate’s employment may be terminated or they can be hired directly on. For example, it could be that despite the candidate’s performance being satisfactory, he or she still may not be offered a full time job because the company may not be in need of extra employees at the time.
Also, later on if the company’s business expands and they are in need of more people, they can hire the ones whom they had hired before as temporary candidates. This is so because such people have already had experience working in the company and they are more likely to mesh in with the company’s culture and work environment.
Even if the candidate is laid off, he can surely add the work experience to his resume. He can learn new skills from the experience. It’s also a good way to get one’s foot in the door which, as I mentioned before, may lead to a permanent job. Even if that doesn’t happen there is nothing to lose because it was only a temporary position to begin with. You can visit any popular employment services agency and you’ll find a lot of temp to hire jobs out there. According to a 2012 McKinsey Global Institute jobs survey, 58% of employers expected to hire more part-time, temporary or contract workers over the next five years.
Farhan Musavi blogs on Major Journal.
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