Direct Hiring

Direct hiring, also called permanent placement, connects a company’s open long-term positions with top-quality talent. Unlike interim hires, temp positions, or even temp-to-hires, permanent placements are, well . . . permanent. The company assumes full responsibility for hiring and onboarding costs, and the new hire is immediately on the company’s payroll! Although a company can hire candidates independently, a recruiting agency often yields swifter, more satisfactory results.

Direct hiring is ideal for filling specialized positions and leadership or executive roles. There are multiple benefits for both the employer and the employee.

Employer Benefits

  1. The caliber of potential talent is higher. A permanent, full-time position appeals to committed, experienced workers.
  2. The talent pool is exponentially wider. Recruiters often “head hunt” suitable candidates with workforce and specific field experience. This method leads to higher retention rates, greater engagement, and optimum productivity.
  3. It’s intentional. Consequently, you’re more likely to get the “exact fit” you desire.
  4. No annuities are associated with hiring temp or contract workers. Saving money makes you look good when you are accountable for hiring costs.

Employee Benefits

  1. It provides stability. Temps have flexibility, but they also have little continuity. Unless you enjoy shifting from one job to the next every few months, you should consider a direct hire opportunity.
    1. The wages are higher. Since companies direct hire desirable candidates whom they wish to retain, compensation is usually competitive.
    1. There are better benefits. Temps aren’t eligible for benefits because they are not long-term company employees. However, the permanent nature of a direct hire also allows you to have long-term benefits.
    1. Internal career growth options abound. Because temps won’t be around long, employers offer them few raises or promotions—if any. But, permanent employees can expect career advancement options since the company plans to retain them long-term.
    1. Personal growth and development are possible. In addition to career advancement options, continuing education and personal growth opportunities coincide with direct hire positions.

How Does Direct Hiring Work?

Without the help of a staffing agency, companies must manage the hiring process from start to finish. They must post the job listings, sort applications, screen candidates, schedule and run preliminary interviews, select candidates, make job offers, and manage onboarding. Typically, your internal HR department directs much of this process. But the result is still a direct hire.

However, when you work with a staffing or recruitment agency specializing in direct hires, much of this process shifts from your shoulders to theirs. In addition to screening any organic applications, recruiters search for passive candidates. They work closely with your internal hiring board to identify what you want in a candidate. After holding preliminary interviews, the recruiter presents you with a short list of qualified, hand-picked candidates.

After completing the final interviews, you, as the employer or hiring board, make the final decision and present the job offer to the candidate. From that point forward, all costs and training associated with the hire fall to you.

Why Choose The Robert Joseph Group?

Are you looking for a recruiting agency to help find the exact direct hire your company needs? When you call The Robert Joseph Group, you will partner with accounting and finance professionals! Our years of industry experience and targeted recruiting methods set us apart and provide us with real-life insight into your staffing needs and possible solutions. Our Direct Hire Division tailors our search to ensure the right people fill the right positions in your company! Contact us today!