What Is A Direct Hire?

By | | HR and Management Tips

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 […]


10 Questions To Ask Job Candidates

By | | HR and Management Tips

An interview is your first real opportunity for an employer to get to know a candidate. The time spent talking to them helps you look for potential red flags and decide if they are the right option for your opportunity. Even more, a well-conducted interview can lead to better hires and ultimately reduce turnover. Here […]


What Does Contract-to-Hire Mean?

By | | HR and Management Tips

When looking to add employees to your workforce, you’ve probably heard of the different options available to you. You can choose to hire someone on a temporary or contract basis, direct hire, or contract-to-hire, each bringing its own set of benefits. Bringing on a temporary or permanent employee makes sense, but the last is a […]


6 Tips to Enhance Your Company’s Culture

By | | HR and Management Tips

Good company culture is nothing to shake a stick at. It affects how engaged your employees are, how hard they’ll work, whether you can attract new hires, and whether your current employees will stick around long-term. But how do you know whether you’re developing the right type of company culture? Here are six tips to […]


How to Show Your Team That You Appreciate Them

By | | HR and Management Tips

If you want your top employees to work for you and stay loyal to you and your company, you have to show them that you appreciate them. When your team feels like you appreciate them and value their efforts and talents, good things will happen on your team. Here are seven ways to show your […]


How to Make People Feel Good About Their Work

By | | HR and Management Tips

Nothing makes employees more productive than when they feel good about the work they do. And though a lot of that comes from an innate attitude that your employees have, much of that job satisfaction comes from you as their employer. Company culture and positive attitudes come from your leadership. Here are some ways to […]


9 Red Flags to Look for When Interviewing Candidates

By | | HR and Management Tips

When you’re interviewing candidates, there are a lot of positive traits you’re looking for. You want integrity, communication skills, a solid work ethic, teamwork, not to mention all the relevant hard skills. But there are also some warning signs you should keep an eye out for. Here are nine red flags to look for when […]


Are You Afraid of the Direct Hire Fee?

By | | HR and Management Tips

A direct hire is when a company brings a candidate in on their payroll instead of the staffing agency’s payroll, as in contract and contract to hire. The staffing agency sources and fully vets the candidate, schedules the interview(s) and facilitates the process.  The staffing agency is then paid a percentage of the annual salary, […]