An important decision that every business owner has to make is how to handle staffing needs. While business owners have a few options when it comes to staffing up, the two most common are Temp to Hire and Direct Hire placement. As with any staffing decision, there are benefits and drawbacks to both Temp to Hire and Direct Hire, which is why the choice between the two can be difficult. Acknowledging this, here we discuss the differences between Temp to Hire vs. Direct Hire and which solution may be right for your business.

Temp to Hire

Your Company will benefit from Temp to Hire Placement if…

  • You have a temporary position that needs to be filled (seasonal help, someone is out on maternity leave)
  • You have a project that needs to be completed
  • You want to try out a candidate to see if they are a good fit for your company

If your business doesn’t need an additional full-time staff member, such as in the recent situation in my IT Support Clayton MO company, a temp to hire placement may be the best option for you. Additionally, the “try before you buy” approach is attractive to many employers that may want a trial period with a potential new employee before they hire them full-time. This limited employment opportunity allows employers to determine if the candidate fits in culturally with the rest of the staff and if he or she can fulfill job needs properly. This trial period also alleviates financial risk by not needing to offer paid time off, holiday pay or benefits. Not having that financial commitment can be very beneficial for small business owners.

If you’re considering using a Temp to Hire employee, here are the specific job industries in the Corpus Christi area that have benefited the most:

  • Medical
  • Sales
  • IT/Technical
  • Industrial
  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Non-profit
  • Legal
  • Custodial

Direct Hire

Your Company will benefit from Direct Hire Placement if…

  • You have a permanent position that you need filled for your company
  • You have the workload to keep a staff member employed for a long period of time

For some companies that have a long-term role that needs to be filled, having a permanent or direct hire employee is the best option. But when it comes to whether or a direct hire is a good idea for your company or not, it really boils down to cost savings. With a permanent position, you will need to consider not only salary costs, but also benefits, holiday pay and unemployment.. But even though a direct hire requires more of a commitment from you, in doing so, you will have a highly-qualified employee on your staff at all times to utilize.

If you’re considering using a Direct Hire employee, here are the specific job industries in the Corpus Christi area that have benefited the most:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Sales
  • Medical

Using a placement service

Hiring new employees is an arduous process, especially when you’re busy running your business. In a 2014 survey by Dice Holdings, the average time it takes for an employer to hire a new employee is 24.9 days. Searching and reading through resumes, prescreening applicants, and testing new hires is a major time burden on organizations, but must be completed in order to hire the right employee.

With a placement service, all of the time-consuming tasks like prescreening and resume hunting is done for you. So instead of spending your time and hard-earned money on placement ads, a staffing agency can provide you with qualified and well-versed candidates. So by putting your trust in a staffing agency, you can stop worrying about the hiring process and start thinking more about your thriving business.

When deciding upon a Temp to Hire or Direct Hire placement for your business, it’s important to first access your company needs. Some employers find that after a while their Temp to Hire staff member becomes an integral part of their team and decide to offer him or her a full-time position, while others feel like temporary placement is the right solution for their business.

No matter what your business goals are, our team at Unique Employment Services, can help you address your needs when it comes to staffing. With an established network of candidates and valuable resources, we can provide your company with Temp to Hire or Direct Hire candidates quickly. Find out more by downloading our free eGuide.


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