In today's highly competitive business world, it makes all kinds of sense for companies to make the best personnel choices as possible. Contract-to-hire makes that a lot easier to do. Lately, an increasing number of companies have been turning to contract-to-hire for their staffing-related needs. These organizations represent a diverse range of industries; IT companies, engineering firms, HR/admin agencies and customer service organizations have all been relying on contract-to-hire solutions at steadily increasing rates. What gives? Why is contract-to-hire so attractive to employers? A handful of the most popularly-cited benefits is outlined below.
They Can Test Drive a Prospective Employee - A new hire is a major investment for any company, especially when all of the HR-related paperwork is taken into account. All too often, companies hire imperfect fits - then stick with them due to the expense of hiring somebody else. A contract-to-hire scenario lets a company test the waters with a potential employee before investing too much in him.
They Can Gauge a Prospective Employee's Fit with Their Organization - Different companies have different cultures. On paper, an employee may fit the bill; in reality, his outlook may clash with the company's culture. Contract-to-hire lets a company assess whether an employee is a good fit in terms of personality and behavior - and whether he has the necessary skills, too.
They Can Let Staffing Agencies Handle the Legwork - Before investing time and effort into the paperwork that goes along with hiring a new employee, a company can take advantage of the services of a contract staffing agency. Staffing agencies often absorb many costs during the contract-to-hire phase, too, including unemployment insurance, payroll costs and taxes. Furthermore, conversions to full-time employment are often offered at no additional cost, bringing employer risk to just about zero.
In today's highly competitive business world, it makes all kinds of sense for companies to make the best personnel choices as possible. Contract-to-hire makes that a lot easier to do. For more information regarding our Contract Staffing program contact us or visit www.careertransitionsllc.com.