In some situations, “Contract-to-Hire” (a hybrid of temporary and direct hire) is adopted so that employers and candidates may engage in a “courting” stage prior to engaging in a long term relationship. This enables an employer to ensure that a new hire is a correct and proper fit for the position they were desiring to fill, while the candidate may prove themselves to the organization over a short period of time while confirming the culture is a good fit for him or her. During the contract period, the individual being placed is employed by the staffing agency.
In contract-to-hire, the process moves rather quickly. For this reason, it is imperative to outline all terms prior to engaging in a working relationship with an agency, such as:
In the end, contract-to-hire has a multitude of benefits to offer both employers and candidates. Therefore, whether your a candidate seeking a new “home” for yourself or you are an organization looking to fill a gaping hole, consider contract-to-hire to satisfy the need at hand.