In a competitive environment for candidates, how can a company keep its newer employees obtained from a staffing agency?
Normally when a staffing agency places an employee in a contract-to-hire role, there is a contract period where the employee must continue to work through the agency for a period of 480 to 600 hours depending on the position. After that period, the client company can hire the employee without a fee.
As unemployment numbers have fallen and the recruiting market has tightened, QPS has changed with those times to avoid losing applicants working on contract positions to other direct hire roles.
Clients are also understanding the long term temp-to-hire periods are damaging as it relates to both recruiting and retention. We have customers now doing buyouts at 30 or 60 days instead of making the associate employee wait the standard 480 to 600 hours. Also, in an attempt to ensure better recruiting success, more customers are starting key employees in a direct hire capacity and forgoing the temporary period altogether. QPS has flexible direct hire billing options, with the ability to bill in either 3 or 12 installments.
QPS also has reasonable buyout options should a client want to hire an employee that has started in a temporary role.
The bottom line is that QPS is constantly evolving in order to create successful, long-lasting relationships between employees and clients in the ever-changing employment landscape.