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Why You Should Consider Using Temp Services–Even if You’re Hiring for a Permanent Position


Temp services are not just for temporary positions. More and more companies are advertising their positions as temp-to-hire. There are plenty of benefits to doing so. Below are a few great reasons why using a temp service is a smart idea, even if you are looking for someone permanent.

Both the Employer and Employee can Benefit from a Trial Run

A person can ace an interview or have to best resume, but employers won’t know how they will perform or get along with others until they are actually on the job. Using a temp service is a great way for employers to see how the temp functions on the job before hiring them permanently.

However, it is a two-way street and there are benefits for the temp, as well. Many times, job candidates don’t ask enough questions about the company that they are interviewing with to see if the job is going to be a good fit for them. By coming on board as a temp first, the temporary employee can get a glimpse of what working for the company is going to be like long-term. The last thing you want is to hire and train someone, only to have them leave shortly after because they were surprised by the actual job. Starting off as a temp could save both parties the headache by eliminating any surprises.

There is No Messy Firing Process

Even though California is an “at will” employment state, employers have to be careful when terminating a permanent employee. There have been cases of wrongful termination lawsuits because employers did not tie up all of the loose ends in their paperwork when terminating an employee. You can avoid this headache by using a temp service during those early stages of bringing someone on board to your company. If a temp does not work out for whatever reason, you can simply inform your temp service and they will take care of the rest. In addition, they will send you another candidate quickly after you provide feedback on what did or didn’t work with the previous temp. Even if you are filling a permanent position in your company, this is a great way to see if a person is a good fit, without worrying about messy firing procedures.

You Will Have More Time to Focus on Your Business

Both small businesses and large could benefit from having a temp service find candidates for permanent positions. Small businesses usually do not have the dedicated time or staff for lengthy recruiting and interviewing processes. Likewise, larger companies usually have HR departments that already have their hands full with other work, such as coordinating benefits and insurance, leading new employee orientations, assisting with payroll, and other obligations. Using the help of the temp service will free up the limited time small business owners or HR professionals have from interviewing and recruiting candidates so that they can focus on other important aspects of the business. You are most likely already understaffed and crunched for time. Using a temp service will ensure that you get a qualified candidate quickly.

Closing Thoughts

Hiring a new person can be stressful. You never know if you will find qualified candidates, and there’s no guarantee that when the person is actually working for you that they will do a good job. Using a temp service can alleviate some of these issues. A good temp service will listen to your needs and make the hiring process much easier. In the long-run, this will save you time, money, and ensure you find the absolute best candidate for your temp-to-hire position. If you are looking for a great San Diego Temp Service, feel free to contact us.