Temporary or Full-Time Hiring- What’s Right for You?

Decision makingWhen the time comes to conduct a new round of hires at your company, it can be difficult to determine whether or not you need to hire full-time employees or temporary employees. There are benefits to hiring both groups of employees, and many factors should be considered during the hiring process.

Hiring Temporary Employees

Hiring temporary employees is becoming more popular today, especially due to the changes from the Affordable Care Act that require business with a certain number of full-time employees provide those employees with health insurance coverage. Many companies are hiring temporary workers, which is a major advantage for job-seekers. When a company hires a temporary worker, the worker will acquire health coverage from the staffing firm that placed them in the job if they work full-time hours for the company.

Another benefit of hiring temporary employees is that you can evaluate the worker without any commitment. You never have to tell the temporary worker that there is the possibility of the job becoming full-time work at the end of their temporary contract. This way you will be able to evaluate how well he or she works in the environment and what their work ethic is like from the very beginning.

Your company saves not only time, but also money when hiring temporary workers. This is because the staffing firm will take the responsibility for screening, testing, interviewing, filing paperwork, handling payroll, filing taxes and much more with the employees they place in jobs.

Hiring Full-Time Employees

Hiring a full-time employee has its benefits as well. These include morale, training, legal and safety issues. Morale can be much better among full-time employees than temporary workers, who tend to switch companies more often as their contract last for only weeks or months at a time.

Each time a company hires a temporary worker, that worker must go through training to understand the job and how the company operates. When you hire full-time workers, your training is conducted only once during the onboarding of the new employee and any normal ongoing training instead of each time a new temp worker is brought on board.

When hiring full-time workers, these employees know exactly what they are and what they are expected to do at the office. Temporary workers can cause legal issues if the contract does not stipulate exactly what type of employment he or she is being hired for at the time. Temporary workers must also receive the same respect as full-time workers to keep morale and productivity high.

Contact the experienced Renton recruiting staff at Smart Talent to discuss whether temporary or full-time hiring is the right decision for your hiring needs.

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