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Temporary to Permanent Hiring – Why and How

Temporary to Permanent Hiring – Why and How

When a company is in the process of expanding its internal workforce there are many benefits to hiring temporary and temporary to permanent hires, also referred to as “temp to perm” employees. Temporary employees also referred to as Independent Contractors, and can be beneficial to a company when additional staff is needed for short term assignments, long term projects, freelance assignments, fulfilling staffing needs due to medical or maternity leave, or consulting positions.


Hiring through the temporary to permanent avenue also allows an employer to fully evaluate if a potential employee would be a positive and impactful addition to their team if given the opportunity to transition to a permanent role.

Over the course of their contract, an employer will be able to determine if the temporarily hired employee is a team player, what their communication style is, the breadth and depth of their work ethic, and if they can express themselves in a professional manner.

When searching for temporary employees one would seek candidates that have relevant experience and transferable skills that fall within the necessary parameters of the company and have demonstrated consistency and passion for their field. In order to find the highest quality candidates, possible temporary candidates must be recruited and interviewed as if they were being vetted for permanent positions. This process includes complete background and reference checks, drug testing, and verification of work permits.

The Interview

During the interview process it is important to be upfront about the duration of the assignment and if there is any possibility of transitioning to permanent status, and to inquire as to why the candidate is open to a temporary position and if they are interested in a full- time position in the future. Once they have been hired it is imperative that they are also on board as if they are permanent employees, so that they are able to be fully integrated into the company culture and the employer’s expectations have been clearly communicated.

Partnering with a recruiting agency is the most efficient method to recruit and hire temporary employees. An agency will be able to fill the position in a timely manner, pre-screen applicants to streamline the interviewing process for the company’s human resources department, provide testing if the position requires specific technical skills, asses if the candidate has the appropriate linguistic skills for the position, and the agency will be the party that is paying the temporary employee and overseeing any tax obligations.

Utilizing the expertise of a hiring agency is especially important for international companies looking to hire temporary or contract workers. Recruiting agencies will have a vibrant database of pre-screened, qualified candidates that will be available to fill these positions quickly and efficiently, reducing the number of interviews needed to assess an applicant.

Agencies will also be able to help companies navigate and execute the work visa application process and which type of visa is appropriate based on the duration of the assignment or if the assignment is extended for longer than originally expected. It is a sound investment for the long-term growth and staffing needs of your company to build a relationship with a recruiting agency.

In case you need to recruit and hire temporary or permanent employees do not hesitate to contact Asst Office and let us take care of finding suitable staff for your company’s needs.

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When and Why Your Company Needs to Work With a Recruitment Service

When and Why Your Company Needs to Work with a Recruitment Service

As a human resource professional, the scope of your position encompasses a wide range of responsibilities that are vital to the growth and culture of your company. Educating your staff, executing policies and procedures, onboarding new employees, and fielding questions on everything from time and attendance, to benefits, can capture most of your office time.

Due to this expansive list of responsibilities, hiring and recruiting becomes a challenge and often has to take a back seat to more pressing day to day tasks.

Recruiting and hiring viable candidates with appropriate experience, transferable skills, and passion is the cornerstone of building a company. When your company is moving forward in a new country or market, it is especially important to have a firm grasp of how to adapt your hiring process, how to determine a competitive salary range, reference checks, employment verification, and how you will blend your company’s culture with this new market.

If this is the next step in your company’s growth, then this is the tipping point where you would seriously consider partnering with a ‘one-stop’ recruitment service or a human resource management team. They can help you effortlessly navigate the hiring process in the new market your company is looking to explore.

Hiring a human resource management team has multiple benefits for the long-term growth of your company. Once you determine what type of employees you need and for what projects, a designated HR team will help filter candidates that fall within these parameters and guide you in the hiring and onboarding process.

  • Are you looking to fill positions that would be remote?
  • Are you looking for freelance professionals that would work on a project by project basis?
  • Do you need short-term or long-term contract workers?

In a new country, all these questions can be answered with the help of an HR manager that will be able to provide a clear picture on what would work best for your company, while providing insight into ‘country specific’ labor laws and hiring practices.

The recruitment process is incredibly time-consuming, so the assistance of an HR manager will help your company work more efficiently by streamlining the process. That way, your focus can shift on interviewing and vetting only the most qualified candidates.

Additional hiring logistics such as work permits and visas can also be navigated by your point of contact HR manager/recruiter. Moreover, using a recruitment service gives you a continues database of qualified candidates. As new positions become available, your company will be able to fulfill staffing needs more efficiently.

While hiring HR management is an investment, in the long run, it will allow you to build stronger and more impactful teams, with a productive and centered company culture. Feel free to contact AsstOffice with any questions you may have. We are here to help.