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In Depth Look At Contract Jobs

Partnering with a staffing agency is a decision that can save you both time and money. In assessing your needs, you can determine the type of hire you are looking to make, whether it’s for contract jobs, contract-to-hire, or direct-hire, and your agency can determine how to help you.

By examining the differences between the three, you can determine the right choice for your specific staffing needs. Direct hire is what is considered a permanent, regular hire, and contract-to-hire gives you the ability to assess a temporary or contract employee to determine if they are a good fit in a permanent capacity. But what about contract jobs?

What is contract hire?

When you are looking for an employee to fill a specific role for a defined amount of time, you will bring on a contract hire, also known as a temporary or contingent staffing. It is an ideal option for employers who face peak periods of business, unexpected increases in workloads, or employees who will be out of the office for some time.

Is there a difference between temp and contract hire?

Often, the terms temporary and contract employee are used interchangeably. The distinction between them can come to the length of time an employee will be working at your company. A contract implies an employment period that will last months. While a temp is just that – a hire who will work in your office for a few days or weeks.

Why do candidates choose this option?

With more of the talent pool shifting toward gig work and freelancing, the idea of being a contract hire is more appealing. They can work with different companies, learning new skills and helping various organizations. It provides flexibility without the insecurity of not finding work.

How does it work with a staffing agency?

An employment agency will look at your specific reasons for needing contract employees and develop a placement process tailored to find and deliver the right candidates for your culture and organization.

At A.R. Mazzotta, we take care of the process, so you do not need to worry. We will source the candidates, interview them, and then verify them through screens and checks. If you decide to move forward with the candidate, we support the onboarding process. We then assume all HR responsibilities for them, including payroll, insurance, forms, workers comp, benefits, and performance reviews.

Trust the employment expert with more than 50 years of experience

For more than 50 years, A.R. Mazzotta has provided staffing services to employers all over Connecticut and places more than 1,000 candidates in many different and diverse industries. Begin your partnership today by requesting an employee to see how we can help your business grow and succeed.