Temp to hire jobs are becoming more and more popular in the job market. As the economy recovers from The Great Recession, employers are creating new jobs and seeking new talent to fill them. However, because of trends in job hopping among candidates, businesses are reluctant to invest so much on people that may or may not end up leaving. In this blog, we want to discuss why temp to perm services are helping both businesses and job seekers in today’s market, and why both parties should consider taking advantage of this employment model.

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Why the Temp to Hire Model Benefits Employees

Let’s face it. If you’re a millennial, the chances are pretty darn good that you’re hopping jobs every 1-3 years. However, other generations have been known to be hopping around as well. While there may be some minor rewards for job hopping, there can be some other obstacles too, and the trend has caused more employers to utilize Temp to Hire models when it comes to recruiting new employees.

However, this doesn’t mean that the temp to hire model can only benefit the employer. Candidates can also take advantage of the model by trying out the business to see if it will be a good fit for them. Instead of job hopping every 1-3 years, employees can try out an employer for 3 months, and decide if they would like to make a commitment. Once the commitment has been made, however, it would be best to make an effort to keep the job.

In the warehouse industry, one of the things that may need to be looked at when trying out an employer is whether or not safe practices are in place, and what the working conditions are like. Is there any clutter blocking isles? Is everyone using proper lifting techniques? To read more about what to look for in warehouse safety click here.

Try out the employer, but don’t forget to prove your worth

Try to keep in mind that this Temp to Hire transitional period is also meant to showcase one’s value and skills to the employer. Make extra efforts to show up on time, work diligently, and show courteous behavior. Employers are looking for someone to add value to their business – not take away from it. Hard work pays off in the end!

Don’t forget the other tips we have given to help

We have given tips on how to write an effective cover letter, how to improve your resume, and how to nail the job interview. Think of the temp to hire model as the last step in the hiring process. The finish line is almost there!

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How Does the Temp to Hire Model Benefit employers?

For employers, the Temp to Hire strategy can prove to be extremely beneficial. It’s estimated that employee turnover can cost the United States economy $30.5 billion dollars annually. Typically, the cost of a new employee’s first year can range anywhere from 1.25 to 1.4 times the base salary. This cost includes everything from basic salary, employment taxes, and benefits. In the warehouse industry, a general warehouse worker with a base salary of $25,000 can end up costing the business $31,250 in the first year.

Moreover, a high employee turnover can affect an employer’s unemployment tax rates. Unemployment tax rates can range anywhere from 0.03% to 8.91% in Arizona based on the number of employees currently working, and layoff history. To read more about what employers should know regarding unemployment click here.

How Can Continuum Consulting Help?

Thanks to the Temp to Hire strategy, employers can save unnecessary costs by trying out candidates for 90 days. After the 90 period, and the workers have done well, employers can hire them full time. In addition to saving money, the model can also give your business the opportunity to see if the candidate will fit into your current workplace culture. A positive culture in the workplace has proven to attract employee engagement, retention, and lead to higher financial performance.

Contact us!

As the warehouse staffing specialists, we take pride in having the ability to match the right people with the right businesses. We feel that accurate candidate placements lead to success for both businesses and individuals.

So if you’re a candidate seeking the perfect company to achieve personal success, or if you’re a warehouse manager seeking members to bolster your team, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. With collective experience surpassing 60 years in staffing, we will work diligently towards your success!

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