Should You Offer Your Temp Employee a Permanent Job?

by Dec 13, 2017

Working with staffing agencies in Boston to utilize temporary workers is a great way to evaluate potential full-time employees and hedge against making a bad hire later down the road. Because you’re directly exposed to a worker every day, you get a chance to evaluate them and get a real sense of their ability to contribute. These are things to consider when considering whether to offer your temp employee a permanent job.

They’ve Expressed Interest in Staying On

Contract employees who have a real desire to be part of your team will express interest to either you, their recruiter or both of you. People who don’t make that interest known may be content working short-term assignments, or they may feel the opportunity isn’t right for them over the long term.

They Are Doing an Exceptional Job

Working temporary assignments isn’t easy. Many short-term workers don’t have the benefit of a lengthy onboarding process or a 90-day ramp up period. They are often tossed into the deep end and expected to swim. If a temporary employee has stepped up and taken opportunities to learn and improve in a short time, it’s a good sign they will continue that work ethic in a permanent position.

They Fit in With the Team

Cultural fit is extremely important for long-term retention. Watch temps’ interactions with the group to determine if their personality meshes well with everyone, and you can get to know temps to determine if their personal values align with the organization’s values.

They Ask for More Responsibility

If a temp often asks what else they can do to help or if they ask for new tasks or responsibilities, it’s a great sign you’ve got a potential full-time employee on your hands. Someone who takes their temporary assignments seriously won’t just punch in and out every day or wait to be told what to do. They will tackle their daily tasks and do what they can to help in other areas.

You Trust Your Recruiter

Your recruiting partner can and should be a valuable resource when deciding whether to offer a temporary employee a full-time position. When you trust your recruiter to make great choices for your organization, their advice can mean the difference between a great hiring choice and a bad hiring choice.

Always work with a temp agency in Boston, MA that has a strong ratio of temporary-to-permanent hires. At Contemporaries, Inc., we make the right match the first time, with a 98 percent placement success rate. In fact, 90 percent of our temporary placements turn into permanent positions. To find out more about what makes us one the best recruiting agency in Boston, contact us today.

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