What do staffing companies have to offer?

Thinking about signing up with NSR, but you’re not sure what staffing companies have to offer?

Since more and more companies are using staffing services instead of in-house recruiting teams, it makes sense to know as much as possible about how we work and what we can do for you. Today, we’re going to talk about temp-to-hire scenarios.


Temp-to-hire positions are created with the expectation that a successful temporary employee will become a regular employee of the client company, assuming everything works out as anticipated.

In this situation, you are placed at a client company in a contingent role and earn an hourly rate. After a period of time, from several months to up to a year, a performance evaluation is conducted by the client company and a decision is made to extend an offer of regular employment. When this occurs with a temporary employee of NSR, they become an employee of the client company with whom they’d been temping. While many people stay in touch with NSR with updates and temporary staffing requests of their own, their paychecks and benefits start coming from the client company at this point.

There are three main outcomes of temp-to-hire situations:

1. Conversion to regular employment status.

This is the most common result – you do a great job, you love the company and they offer you the position as a regular employee. You stay in your role or get a promotion, and then carry on as an employee of the company with annual reviews, etc.

After 520 hours of working as a temporary employee, client companies decide if they want to bring the person onto regular employment status or continue paying them via NSR. If the client company is really motivated by how well a temporary employee does, the conversion happens quickly and the client company pays a fee to NSR to take the employee on before the 520 hours are up.

2. The assignment is extended.

In this scenario, the end date of the original period is reached and the person is still needed, but the client company isn’t quite ready to hire them on as an employee of theirs. This happens rarely, but sometimes there’s a situation where the client company is experiencing organizational changes or budget issues, or they’re not yet convinced of goodness of fit. They still need your help and you could still convert to regular employment, but they aren’t ready to offer it to you yet.

3. The assignment is not extended.

Our recruiters do everything they can to ensure this scenario doesn’t happen often, but occasionally things don’t work out. The job challenges may have been too much, the company might be making organizational changes or they could simply no longer have budget for the role. In some cases, these decisions are made quickly and may seem abrupt.

For people that came in to work on time, tried their best, and had positive work relationships, NSR recruiters will immediately look to other open positions to see if there might be a good match with another client company.

Temp-to-hire opportunities have become pretty common in the workplace and we’re seeing that trend increase each year. If you are thinking about a temp-to-hire position or currently working in one, it’s important to show the client company that you care about working there and that you’re an asset to the organization. We’re finding that our temporary employees who do so are getting offers of regular employment about 90% of the time.

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