If you’re in need of a candidate with a very specialized skill set to occupy a particularly hard-to-fill position, direct hire staffing is your best bet. Direct hire is ideal for companies with a role that needs to be filled long-term. A staffing agency is involved during the recruitment and hiring process, but after an offer is accepted, the candidate goes directly on the client’s payroll. Because hiring a permanent employee can be a time consuming commitment, it’s often beneficial to work with an experienced recruiting firm to ensure you find candidates that complement your needs and goals.
Here’s a look at a few compelling reasons to consider direct hiring for your business:
- Bigger Candidate Pool: Many job seekers are likely to leave their current position for a direct hire job because they see the long term opportunity of making a job change. This opens up your potential candidate pool to include not just those actively looking for work, but also passive candidates who may enjoy their current job but may be receptive to opportunities, new challenges and growth.
- You Get a Hiring Commitment: Employees placed in a direct hire position have a better sense of stability with the company where they are placed. They feel connected up front, which leads to a sense of loyalty and a commitment to the company’s goals and objectives.
- Ability to Offer Better Perks: With a direct hire, a company has the ability to promote their own benefits and perks of working for that organization. If you have great health insurance benefits or free pizza in the break room on Fridays, these perks can be used to draw in prospective candidates.