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Why You Should Treat Contract-to-Hire Positions Like a Working Interview

Does your company offer contract-to-hire positions? If not, it might be something to consider. There are many benefits of contract-to-hire roles for employers. You should treat these roles as a working interview — because that’s exactly what it can be. Let’s take a closer look at why contract-to-hire positions are so advantageous:

It gives you a glimpse at a candidate’s work ethic.

Throughout the contract period, you can evaluate your candidate’s work ethic and job skills. If they’re a great candidate, you’ve found a potential full-time hire. And the best part is that you didn’t have to take a gamble. Rather than hiring a candidate based on interviews and a resume alone, you get to see them in the real job setting, proving to yourself and your team that the hire is worth it.

It lets you evaluate the culture fit.

Just as important as the job skills are the fit within your existing organizational culture. The contract period also serves as a great opportunity to evaluate how your contract worker fits in with the rest of the team. Do they gel with their coworkers? Add something to the team? Make every workday better? You’ve found a great culture fit if you decide to hire them full-time. And if not, you haven’t doled out a full salary, benefits, and other perks to a candidate who ultimately won’t work out.

You can discover additional skills, qualities, and perspectives.

You might be surprised what you find out about your candidate during their contract period. You may find that they have additional skills that perhaps didn’t come up in interviews, which benefit your company. Your contract employee might also bring in a new perspective that existing employees don’t have. That can be a great thing for growth and development at your company. Consider using the contract period as a way of searching for new skills, qualities, and perspectives that you might not otherwise know about.

Interested in giving contract-to-hire a try? It just might be the best way to find your next dream candidate. Partner with the best in the business — contact High Profile today or call 972-991-7900 to get started.