Beginning your job search is a lengthy process. You’re expected to eloquently craft your resume or CV and gather your thoughts for interview questions that aren’t always easy to answer. In addition, you’re bound to encounter terms on a job application that add to the confusion, primarily when referring to employment types like direct hire and contract-to-hire. After all, isn’t a job just a job? Well, not always, and we’re here to answer your questions.
What is Direct Hire?
A direct hire is when a candidate is hired directly by another company. Essentially, this means that they start immediately on the company’s payroll. There are several benefits to this. For one, the candidate becomes a full-time employee from day one. There aren’t any contingencies to their employment, and they feel like they’re part of the team right away. Additionally, these employees likely have a stronger sense of commitment to their employer because they feel more secure in their role.
What is Contract-to-Hire?
Contract-to-hire roles are where a candidate does not work directly for their employer but is employed by a staffing agency for the duration of the employer’s needs. In other words, a candidate signs a temporary contract with an employer, and once the period on their contract is up, they are free to establish a new contract or seek employment elsewhere. Contract-to-hire employees can accept a full-time position with their employer if both parties agree they are the right fit. These roles allow employers to “try before buying,” and they have more flexibility over budgeting needs.
Most importantly, the benefit of direct hire and contract-to-hire roles varies for each company. Here at NTG Staffing, we can help determine which services your company needs to attract the most qualified talent and reach its greatest potential. With a wide range of personalized services for your needs, we are excited to work alongside you to create a talent pool that will help your business thrive. Contact us today to get started.