1 year ago
Recruiting a new member of staff is rarely an easy task, which is why many local businesses look for assistance from a consultancy. But what are the options when it comes to hiring through a recruiter?
There are temporary assignments, which are great for covering staff absence or an extra pair of hands during a busy period, or permanent recruitment, where the successful person is taken straight onto the company’s payroll.
But what if there was a third choice, which offers the flexibility of a temporary contract, with the option to make the position permanent if this person is a great match for your business?
There is a solution, the Temporary to Permanent contract.
The candidate starts on a temporary contract and is paid as per the agency’s temporary payment methods and after an agreed period of time, usually 20 weeks, the candidate then becomes a permanent member of staff within your business.
There are some great long-term benefits for a business looking to hire the right talent.
‘Try Before You Buy’
This is a great opportunity for you to gain a clear understanding of the candidate’s skills and cultural fit with the business before you both make a commitment to a permanent role.
Beneficial for Both Parties
The temporary part of the role effectively acts as a probation period, meaning that when a permanent contract is signed, both parties are sure this is the right move for the future of both the individual and the company. If it isn’t the perfect match, then both parties can part ways at any point in the temporary period, without the inconvenience of notice periods or taking someone off the company payroll system.
Buy-In From the Candidate
This temporary to permanent concept ensures that the candidate knows that when they sign on the dotted line, they are doing so because it’s the right move for them, not because it’s a short-term solution, or because they’re out of work and it bridges the gap.
In the long run, this means that if a candidate is fully bought into your company, knows exactly why they work there and what their purpose is they can remain there for the long term, helping to shape your company’s future.
There are many reasons why Temporary to Permanent contracts could be the right move for any business or candidate! I can appreciate sometimes it may not the right option for a business, but the flexibility of being able to recruit via three different methods can add value to your recruitment processes…
“We have recently recruited our second temp to perm staff member through Cummins Mellor and have found the experience to be a very positive one. It has been an ideal way of getting experienced staff on board, ensuring that they have the appropriate level of expertise to undertake the role and that they like us too of course!”
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