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Many workers enter the temp sphere with hopes of finding a permanent position to settle into.

Temp-to-Perm Work: What to Expect

Many workers enter the temp sphere with hopes of finding a permanent position to settle into. There are plenty of benefits to going this route towards employment. Here, we’ll discuss why some employers advertise their open positions as temp-to-perm, and what it takes for a temp to show that they’ll be a great fit in the long term.

Temp-to-Perm Listings

Jobs that are initially listed as being on a temp-to-perm basis are often that way because an employer wants the chance to evaluate an employee before bringing them on permanently. Although there are many ways that an interview process can start to accomplish this, it is well-known throughout the hiring industry that a manager can’t really know how an employee will perform until they are on the job. Temp-to-perm positions give both parties (employer and employee) the opportunity to see what each other has to offer in a longer period of time, but without a long-term commitment. This leads to the next point; Why would a job-seeker want a temp-to-perm arrangement?


A Competitive Market

The job market is always changing, and expectations on all fronts just keep raising. Workers expect a lot out of their full-time job nowadays, and there’s no reason not to with companies reporting their productivity levels reaching greater and greater heights. Accepting a temp-to-perm job means that a candidate will have at least a few weeks to make up their mind about whether or not the company is offering the compensation and culture that they value. Even if temp work is supposed to be flexible and uncomplicated, it benefits every sort of employee to have an idea of where they’ll thrive in their working life


Best Foot Forward

Just like in an interview, employers will want to bring on temp workers that show reliability and enthusiasm. There are even times where managers will convert a temp position to a permanent job unexpectedly, as a result of the employee doing such an outstanding job. As well as fulfilling all requirements of the job, make an effort to build relationships with colleagues.  

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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