Many companies limit themselves by seeing employment options as black-and-white. However, your organization can benefit from looking at the different forms of employment, contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement, and how they can serve you. Here are a few ways custom staffing solutions can benefit your company.
Adding contract employees to your team can help you address needs that your full-time staff cannot. Oftentimes, companies use contract workers to help fulfill the needs of specific projects or to fill in gaps in the skills set of their current team. For instance, if you need to complete a project that your full-time team does not have the bandwidth or time for you may consider bringing on someone on a contract basis to help with what your current team lacks.
Usually, contractual hiring involves a set period of time or project length. Payment for this type of work is typically a fixed amount or rate. Contract employees are also not entitled to company benefits, which can help your organization save money if you are not able to hire someone full-time.
Temporary or contract workers can be a great addition to your team, but they do have some downfalls. If they are not looking forward to a full-time placement with your company, they may not be as focused as needed for the job at hand. That is where temp-to-hire positions come in. When you offer your contract or temporary workers an option to become a permanent member of your team it typically drives them to work harder and be more motivated.
There are plenty of benefits to temp-to-hire positions as well. When you hire someone with the intention of adding them to your team permanently, it gives them more incentive to do well. At the same time, it gives you as an employer an idea of what their work ethic is like and whether or not they will fit into the company culture. Additionally, bringing someone on in this manner can help you accommodate growth within your organization.
Of course, full-time permanent employees are a great, and often necessary, part of your staffing needs as well. The most important thing when it comes to hiring permanent employees is to ensure the position will entail full-time responsibilities. Most of the time there is no “trial period” when you go directly to hiring a permanent employee, so it is good to have a system to hiring and making these decisions.
Depending on your organization’s terms, you may hire them with a salary in mind. You may also have a fixed hourly rate in mind. Usually, these employees also receive benefits and other perks your other full-time employees receive. You should also thoroughly vet and interview these individuals. Oftentimes, companies use temp-to-hire positions or contract positions to identify who may fit well in a permanent job with the organization.
Hiring Solutions Customized
A.C.Coy offers the customization of offering all three options depending on the need of the client. Contact us to see how we can assist you with your needs.