What Is A Direct Hire?

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With all of the staffing options available, you may need some help deciding which hiring option is best for your situation. Depending on the specific needs of your company, contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire are generally the three available routes. In this post, we will examine what is traditionally the most long-term of the three options, specifically the direct hire position.

What you should know

To begin with, let’s first take a look at the other two options of hiring as they relate to longevity. Contract hire, more commonly referred to as temporary, is a method for hiring workers for a specific need on a short-term basis. This can be a great method when an increased production need arises or even to cover a full-time employee who is away for an extended period.

Contract-to-hire is the next step in commitment. Contract-to-hire typically begins by bringing on a temporary employee for a period usually longer than a month with the potential to eventually extend to them a full-time offer. Contract-to-hire is more of an evaluation period when a company is looking to expand its workforce without yet committing for the long-term.

Direct hire staffing

The option of direct hire is essentially settling in for the long haul. This is the most commonly thought of type of hiring, with your candidate joining you on a full-time, permanent basis with no immediate plans to leave. Open positions are typically filled with a direct-hire when a specific skill set is needed, and you know you aren’t looking for something short-term.

Let’s look at a few reasons why you might choose direct-hire over contract or contract to hire.

You want long-term commitment

Maybe it is a position that has traditionally been full-time permanent or maybe it is something new, but you know you are looking for a more long-term solution for your company. Either way, seeking a candidate under the specific terms of direct hire is the best way to find someone looking to settle in and stay.

You have upper-level positions to fill

While it is not unheard of to bring on an executive on a temporary basis in the interim, many companies prefer a permanent placement for higher management roles. Consistent leadership is helpful for the team and a good option could be to bring on a hire with experience who plans to stay.

You want a specific skillset

There are qualified workers looking for employment at every level, but if you have a specific need, direct hire may guarantee you the right candidate that is not planning to look for a new opportunity in a few months.

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