If you are using a staffing agency to look for a new job, you may be coming across work labeled as “temp to hire.” If you aren’t sure what this means, it’s actually quite simple. In a temp to hire position, an agency places you in a temporary position within a company. If you and the company agree that this position is a good fit for you, there’s a possibility you could be brought on for full-time work. So how can you benefit from a temp to hire experience? Read on for a few ways in which temp to hire work functions and how it can help you.
Understanding Temporary Work
Temporary employment agencies such as First Team Staffing fill positions for companies that have asked them to find short-term employees. They may request this due to several factors, including:
- The company is new and isn’t currently able to pay for full-time employees
- The company works on a contractual basis, and the amount of employees needed per project differs
- The company wants a chance to see if the employee is a right fit
The agency then does its best to find an employee that fits well within the company. Temporary work can range from a few days to a few weeks, to even a year. It depends on the type of work you are carrying out and how long the project will take.
Temp Work is a Great Way to Meet People
Many people choose to do temp work when they are starting in an industry purely for networking purposes. Working for a temp agency can additionally introduce you to people in a variety of fields, which can open up opportunities you might not have considered initially.
Temp Work Can Help You Test the Waters
Temporarily working for a company can allow you to judge whether the line of work is right for you, as well as to determine whether you want to continue working for this company. You can test out the position without making a long-term commitment.
Temp to Hire Possibilities
Even though you initially agree to work for the company temporarily, if the company is interested in temp to hire employees, they could bring you on full-time. Deciding to commit to a company after a temporary contract can be an easy decision once you have already worked for them and are comfortable with their company culture.
Temp to Hire Allows You to Learn
Any temporary position you take on through an agency gives you an opportunity to build your skillset. As you develop your resume and professional experience, you are more likely to snag a permanent position in the future.
Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution
First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates.
First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.