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Aug. 18, 2016

What Does Temp-to-Hire Mean?

Searching for the right job is never a quick or easy process—it takes time and effort to find exactly what you are looking for. The same can be said for companies looking to hire the best candidates. Employers want to hire candidates who are qualified, fit company culture, and show promise of performing well in their open position.

While the hiring process gives you and the employer a chance to get to know each other, sometimes it’s not enough to guarantee that it will be a good match. It can be risky for businesses to invest in a candidate without first assessing their on-the-job skills. At the same time, the only way to tell if you’ll truly enjoy the job is to “test drive” the position and company. For that reason, temp-to-hire positions are the perfect solution for both jobseekers and employers.

Temp-to-hire placement allows companies to evaluate a candidate’s work performance before they make a final hiring decision. During the evaluation period, which typically lasts around 640 hours or 16 weeks, you’ll be considered a temporary employee. Once the evaluation period is up, the hiring company may or may not decide to bring you on directly to their team.

So what are the benefits for you as a jobseeker? For starters, you’ll get the chance to fully understand and evaluate the duties and responsibilities required of the position. Many times, a written job description isn’t an exhaustive list of everything you need to do. Temp-to-hire positions give you a better feel for the day-to-day expectations of the role. You’ll also get to spend some time learning about the work environment and the people you’ll work with. If you are spending 40 hours a week there, it’s important to look forward to showing up each day.

ALTRES Staffing has temp-to-hire positions available in a variety of industries. We work with some of Hawaii’s top businesses and give jobseekers, just like yourself, the opportunity to get their foot in the door with great local companies. To find out more about the temp-to-hire opportunities we have available, visit our job board.

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