Pros and Cons of Contract-to-Hire Staffing

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Aug 27, 2012 12:37:00 PM

If the time has come to make a new hire, you may want a chance to get to know a potential candidate before extending an offer of permanent employment. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to offer a contract-to-hire position. To determine if contract-to-hire will work for your company, consider these pros and cons of the contract-to-hire relationship.

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Time to Assess
Arguably the best advantage to choosing a contract-to-hire employee is the opportunity to evaluate him or her without a long-term commitment. This means you can take the time to assess performance, skills and relationships with others before making a permanent hiring decision. Talk with an experienced Tampa contract staffing agency to find potential employees who will match your needs.

Shared Priorities
With nearly one-third of contract jobs evolving into permanent positions, contractors are often eager to impress their bosses and coworkers in the hopes of getting a full-time offer from the company. As an employer, this means you’ll get a highly motivated worker who will benefit your business and your bottom line. Even better, employees who choose contract-to-hire positions are often just as interested in learning about you as you are interested in learning about them. This means that when a successful match is made, it’s likely to be a long-term one.

Eye on the Future
When you reach out to a Tampa contract staffing agency for contract-to-hire employees, you’ve taken the first step toward building a relationship that will help your company grow. Tampa contract staffing agencies can assist you in finding the right team members to fill your staffing needs and provide you with a resource that offers full time, part-time, temporary or contract workers.


Staff Morale
Sometimes, hiring a contractor can affect the morale of your staff. While they may be grateful for the additional support, they may also worry about the status of their own jobs. Avoid unnecessary conflicts by discussing the role of the contractor with your staff. That way, they’ll be more accepting of the new hire and willing to help him or her.

Fewer Candidates
Not all job seekers are aware of the advantages of contract-to-hire positions, so you may find the field of candidates more limited than if you offered a full-time job. This is a good reason to work with a reliable Tampa staffing agency that can connect you with qualified candidates who fit your needs and are ready to be interviewed.

Starting Over
If you discover your contractor’s performance isn’t up to your expectations or that he or she just isn’t working out, you may be forced to start the contract-to-hire process over again. Fortunately, the implications of this are more manageable than if you brought the wrong person on as a staff member. Also, a reliable Tampa staffing agency can have new candidates ready to interview and start work quickly, so your company doesn’t lose a beat.


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