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Q: About a month ago, we hired one of your people on a temp-to-perm basis. Now that I've had a chance to work with her, I can already see that she's going to work out very well for us. It seems silly to wait the full 90 days to let her know. What would be the advantages or disadvantages of just transitioning her to our payroll right now?

A: That's great! Even after more than four decades of successful placements, we're always thrilled when we hear about another match that has worked out so well. There are a few advantages to taking an employee on to your payroll immediately. First and foremost she will no longer think of herself as being temporary with you. Even though the position is Temp-to-Hire, until the associate is actually hired by you, they typically won't feel the same level of commitment that they will once they've actually been hired. Also, even though we stop calling them for other positions, it doesn't mean they aren't considering other sources of work. Until somebody is actually hired, they're typically still looking.

Transitioning her to your payroll now can also save you a bit of money. If you speak to your AE, they can determine a liquidation fee that gives you credit for hours that she's already worked. This typically ends up being a little more cost effective than waiting for the full temp-to-hire trial period to elapse. If you're not sure, then the extra costs are money well spent. Once you're sure though, hire them and help to make them fully feel like they are a part of your organization. –Staffing Success

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