One of the first indicators of an improving job market is a rise in temporary-help jobs. Why? Many organizations, still cautious about taking on full-time employees, test the market first by hiring temps. This allows them to adjust to changes in demand by scaling up or down with temp staff.
So-called temp-to-hire (or temp-to-permanent) arrangements take temp positions one step further. Such job offers are a hybrid between a temp position and a salaried position. Typically, it's defined as a temp job for about three to six months. If all goes well and an employer is ready to hire, the temp transitions into a regular, full-time employee.
'Try before you buy' approach grows more popular
Among the benefits to such arrangements:
- They eliminate re-advertising positions and trim recruiting costs.
- You can evaluate how the employee fits your organization before you close the deal.
- You can better respond to cha...(register to read more)