Make a List and Check it Twice: Which Placement Type Fits Your Needs?  

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While it may be the holiday season, smart Hiring Managers know that now is the time to plan for next year’s hires. When working with AppleOne, clients have a choice of placement types and often ask us which is best. Temporary, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct Hire are all excellent ways to obtain the help your business needs to succeed in 2018 and beyond, so there is no best placement type. It all comes down to the specifics of your situation. The table below details some common situations, and your Hiring Manager would be happy to discuss your unique needs in greater detail.

CLIENT NEEDS Temporary Temp-to-Hire Direct Hire
You need coverage for vacations, sick time, or leaves of absence. x    
You need coverage for seasonal demand peaks. x    
You have a project your staff does not have the time or skill to complete x x  
You need to cover critical tasks while recruiting to replace a key position. x x  
You do not have budget approval for a new hire yet. x x  
You want to mitigate risks associated with workers comp, liability, unemployment, and employee taxes as long as possible. x x  
You prefer to staff the position as quickly as possible, and then adjust if the person does not perform as expected.   x  
You are ramping up a department and do not yet know how many people you will ultimately need.   x  
You prefer to take your time finding exactly the right candidate from the start so you have more guarantees and assurance they will work out.     x
You want to recruit from the largest possible talent pool to get the best available candidate.     x
You do not want to risk losing a great employee to a competitor.     x
Your top candidate is employed or likely to be employed.     x

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