Direct Hire vs. Temporary Staffing: Which is Right for Your Business?

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When it comes to staffing needs, it is important to know what is right for your business and the different types of options you have when it comes to hiring. The two types of hiring are: Direct Hire or Temporary Staffing.

Agencies can help you hire someone on full time that will report to you and be on your payroll, this is called a Direct Hire or permanent placement. The agency acts as an intermediary between the employer and the potential candidates, facilitating the entire hiring process. These employees become part of your team immediately and they will no longer be associated with the hiring agency.
Temporary staffing still involves employees working for your company, but they are on the staffing agencies payroll and are not eligible for corporate benefits. Businesses have the opportunity to hire these employees on full time once they have completed a certain number of working hours with the agency.

When to Choose Direct Hire Staffing?

Finding a permanent placement or direct hire is beneficial to your business when you are looking for a long-term employee. If you know the role is an ongoing commitment and going to be a permanent part of the business, then you will want to take the direct hire route.

Benefits of Direct Hire Staffing:

Reduces turnover - Agencies that specialize in Direct hires or permanent placements have a compressive screening and assessment process for each candidate. This is an intensive and time-consuming process but it does help to reduce the risk of hurried hiring processes that are based solely on a persons resume. When a candidate is being considered for a role, many things are considered besides their skill set as it is important to make sure they will be a good cultural git for the company as well.
Committed Employees – Permanent employees that are on your payroll and that have access to your corporate benefit programs, are in it for the long haul. They are often immersed into the company culture and are planning to be there for a long time. Versus a temporary employee who knows that they may not be hired on full time and doesn’t have the added benefit package.  

When to Choose Temporary Staffing?

Temporary staffing can be great for a number of reasons and has a lot of benefits. If you are in need of someone with a very specialized skill set for a certain project, but know you won’t need them on staff fulltime, this is the way to go. Season work is also great for hiring temporary staff for high volume times. That way you do not need to stress about having to pay someone year-round when the business is not making a much money.

Benefits of Temporary staffing:

Quick Access to specialized Skills –When you business is working on a project that requires someone with a specialized skill set, hiring a temporary employee is the way to go. In these cases, when you know you are not going to need them long-term, a temporary contract hire is the best option for you.
Cost Effective – Having temporary employees means that your business will save money by not having to bring them onto the payroll. Having someone there temporarily means they also do not have access to your benefit program which can be costly for businesses.  

For more information on finding the right staffing needs foryour business, get in touch with our talent acquisition team today!

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