Job Search Tip of the Week #50 (2018)
Caressa Moy | December 10, 2018 | 9:00 am
Try Before You Buy: The Scoop on Temp-to-Perm Jobs
Looking for work? Temp work is a great place to find a long-lasting position. Forbes points to survey data confirming that 58% of employers plan to bring on part-time, temp, or contract workers within the next five years. Nearly three-quarters of those jobs are likely to become full-time, permanent positions.
Of course, temp work doesn’t always translate into long-term placement. The best way to find these opportunities is to work with a talented recruiter who can match you with the right company from the start.
Chase Technology Consultants (CTC) knows the value of temp-to-perm placements for both employers and job seekers. A temp position allows candidates to get their foot in the door and is an opportunity to prove that they would make excellent employees. It also gives companies a chance to see potential employees in action and make sure that they are a good fit for the company culture. This type of “trial period” can give employers a bit more time to consider or compare promising candidates.
Tips for Making a Temp Job Stick
Want that five-week position to turn into your forever job? Make sure you’re putting your best foot forward:
Hiring companies and potential employees can both get the most out of this type of arrangement by being clear about their expectations and ideal outcomes. CTC facilitates clear communication of these concepts and paves the way for smooth transitions:
- Finding and interviewing great candidates
- Helping new temp hires get on board quickly and communicate clearly
- Easing the process of transitioning from temporary to full-time employee
When hiring a recruiter to find great temp-to-hire workers, look for a company that understands how to find the best people, make the interview process fast and easy, and help employees get off to a great start. Reliable recruiters are also clear about expectations and fees — there’s nothing hidden.
Remember: Sometimes just getting your foot in the door is the first step in landing a successful position or hire. Follow the above tips and you could find a temp-turned-forever job or employee!
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