Now that life is beginning to return to a sense of normalcy – and we hope it stays that way – many agencies are looking to hire employees to fill new or vacated positions. The competition right now can be fierce and not moving fast enough often means that another organization snaps up an ideal candidate. But when you have so much to do on a day-to-day basis, finding the time to look through resumes, conduct interviews and make a final hiring decision can seem daunting.
Not only is hiring complex, but it also takes a lot patience and time to find just the right person to fill a position. That’s not even factoring in the cost of the entire process from start to finish. Here’s a look at some of the areas where your money (and time) will go during the hiring process and beyond:
- Evaluating what positions you need to fill
- Figuring out your recruiting strategy (i.e. – where’s the best place to post the job?)
- Writing a job description
- Sifting through applicants and resumes
- Interviewing a selected group of candidates
- Extending an offer
- Conducting a background check
- Starting the onboarding process once a new employee starts
If you’ve been through the hiring process before, you know it’s a lot of work! This is also assuming the person you hire for the position works out long-term. Fortunately, Contemporaries has a ‘Temporary to Permanent’ employee option that is an ideal solution and money saver for you – whether your office is located in Montgomery County MD or Washington DC. With this method, you can hire an employee on a temporary basis working through Contemporaries, but with a path that eventually transitions the employee to full-time status. While the employee is working on a temporary basis, Contemporaries assumes all payroll costs, insurance costs, liability, taxes, etc. If the employee leaves the position or you decide that the employee is not the right fit for the job long-term, there are fewer burdens on your organization in terms of onboarding and offboarding.
Hiring new employees is one of the most important investments you make to enhance and grow your agency. It’s also one of the most challenging and a costly endeavor where you definitely don’t want to cut corners. Call Contemporaries at 301-565-0445 and let’s work together to find the best temp-to-hire staff for your open positions.