Engaging Employees Before You Hire
No matter the level of an open position, the pay grade, or the learning curve, hiring is expensive. There’s really no way around this. Even temporary jobs requiring relatively little in-house training can still put a dent in your hiring budget, especially when you need to contend with high employee turnover and risky trial periods. So how can you make the most of your hiring resources by testing and engaging with employees before you bring them on board?
In my experience, the employees who tend to last and thrive are often the ones who know exactly what they’re getting into. And the employees who make the best impression are those who have already been observed and vetted by the managers who will work with them on a regular basis. For the most part, hiring will always involve an element of chance. First impressions may or may not play out, and misrepresentation, both deliberate and unconscious, can be an integral part of human nature. But you can prevent your chances of hiring a mismatch if you make the most of a trusted temporary staffing firm.
In most cases, a temp-to-perm employee is paid, tested, taxed, vetted, and insured by the staffing firm, not by your company. Professional, established firms have the resources to absorb a degree of candidate risk, so they’re often better equipped than you may be to roll the dice on employees with unproven skills. Also, excellent staffing firms stake their profits and their reputations on their ability to match job seekers with positions, and vice versa. Staffing experts have the tools and technology to pair your open positions with the most promising candidates, and the nature of their contracts can allow you to observe a candidate in action before you make an expensive commitment.
If you don’t have an existing relationship with a staffing firm, contact ADAM Personnel today to talk to an expert. We can answer your questions and provide the guidance you need to make sure you’re hiring the right candidates the first time, every time.