Hiring is an expensive and time-consuming process, but it may also be the most important thing you can do to ensure your business’s success. Not only do you have to handle the salary, benefits, and taxes for each new employee, you will also be spending time and money on advertising and prescreening candidates. And while this is being handled, there may be work that isn’t getting done. And if your new hire doesn’t work out, you have to start again. What if we told you there was another way? Temp-to-hire staffing can be a great solution. Here’s how it works and why it might be right for your business.
Resumes, Pre-Screening, and Interviews
When you work with a staffing agency, their recruiters will kick off the process by sourcing, interviewing, and prescreening candidates that match your specific position. They handle all the advertising and resume reviewing in this first step. After they contact candidates, they’ll discuss the potential opportunity, provide skills tests, and conduct any pre-screening required by your organization. After they’ve selected the top candidates, you have the opportunity to meet with only a handful of qualified candidates before making a decision.
Temporary Trial Period
Once you select a candidate, you will coordinate a start date with the recruiter. The new employee begins working for you on a temp-to-hire basis. The time frame will depend on your agreement with the staffing agency, but 90 days is pretty standard. The person begins work on-site for you, but they are still the employee of the agency who handles all of their payroll and taxes. You will receive an invoice from the agency during this time.
Feedback and Evaluation
While your temp-to-hire employee is working for the agency, your recruiter will also be able to provide feedback to you and the employee. For this to be a success, you need to maintain contact with your staffing provider to offer feedback on performance. If you have any concerns, you must let the agency know right away. But don’t forget to offer positive feedback as well.
Transitioning to Permanent Employee
After the trial period is complete, you have the option to bring the temporary employee on board. You will be able to bring them on to your company’s payroll without any additional fee as long as the temp to hire period has been fulfilled. This experience gives both you and the employee a chance to try out the working relationship. If you are not satisfied with the employee at any time during the probationary period, talk to your agency about a replacement.
Could Temp-to-Hire be right for your business? Call The Vision Companies to learn more today.