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Businesses often opt for more flexible temp agreements over full-time employee hires because of the ease of termination.
It’s a way of test-driving an employee — of avoiding investing in a chosen candidate who might not turn out to be as good as advertised. With temps, if the boss doesn’t like a given worker for whatever reason, they can just say ‘Send me someone new tomorrow’ without going through proper HR channels. Otherwise, they’re kind of stuck with whoever signs on with the company.
Anyone can be on their best behavior for an hour during an interview — and that goes for both parties. But until that worker punches in for a more extended period of time, they won’t know if their superior is a jerk, and the superior won’t know whether that worker consistently arrives 15 minutes late or can stay on task.
On the flip side, while companies are trying workers on for size, managers have been known to offer temps full-time positions if they’re impressed with the work ethic or notice potential. We’re seeing that happen a lot.
This scenario also can be beneficial to job candidates because they are able to get a feel for the environment and co-worker dynamic before accepting an employment offer.
That the temp set-up can pave the way for a more long-term relationship is a reassuring revelation for those who have hit a rough patch. Often people who have temped or who have worked with temps in their company even convince friends and family, to allow TSCP recruiters to place them in a temporary position, especially if they are having difficulty finding something in their field. This is a way of getting their foot in the door and making ends meet in the meantime.