Test the Waters with Temp-to-perm
Have you ever been in a situation where you were sure you were hiring the right person for the job, only to find out you misread the situation, or perhaps they lead you astray? We have some ideas as to why Temp-to-perm is a better way to start a working relationship, and we want to take this opportunity to share them with you.
First, it’s a great way to make sure the person would be a good hire before making a big commitment. If they don’t fit into the corporate culture, can’t seem to show up on time, or be respectful to other employees–then you aren’t “stuck.” With a Temp-to-perm situation, you aren’t in a position where you need to fire the employee. Firing someone requires a lot of documenting, coaching sessions, and paperwork–not to mention the fact that it’s no fun at all!
One of the many benefits of staffing agencies is that they weed out the people who don’t have the skills or experience to meet your needs. This initial part of the hiring process is quite time consuming.
Top-notch staffing agencies give their Temp-to-perm employees continual training, so even if they aren’t gaining experience in the workplace on a regular basis, they are still honing their skills.
Another important reason to consider Temp-to-perm is that anyone can make themselves look good on a resume and sound good during the course of one or two interviews. But in the long run, some employees let their guard down, and their true self comes through—which may not be a good thing. In a Temp-to-perm hiring situation, you can discover what this employee is like over an extended period of time.