Temp-to-Hire – Why It Helps You Learn About the Company

April 18th, 2019

If you’re looking for a new job, have you considered temp-to-hire? If you’re uncertain, it may help to know what temp-to-hire is. It’s a working relationship established by a staffing agency where you work on a temporary basis at a client site with the option to be hired permanently if everything works out. There are a lot of benefits to working a temp-to-hire job, including the ability to learn about the company. How does that work in practice? Let’s take a closer look.

No Long-Term Commitment

Temp-to-hire is exactly that. It means you begin your project on a temporary basis. You don’t have to commit long-term if you discover the position isn’t a good fit for you. If you have a problem within the position, talk to your recruiter about it. They can try to solve the problem or replace you and work on finding a new opportunity.

Making Money

Of course, even for a short-term role like a temporary position, you’re still making money. Working on a temporary basis while looking for a full-time job can give you the extra cash you need. Accepting a temp-to-hire position will give you not only the additional funds but also some glimpse into a potential future.

Inside Track on Future Job

Temp-to-hire, while it starts out on a temporary basis, is mean to convert to full time. You get to know the company and they get to know you. Both of you are looking for a permanent opportunity, so it can be a great way to take on a position to see what it’s about.

No Risk if Not a Fit

To that end, there is no risk to you if it turns out not to be a fit. The company will move on to another candidate and you can talk to your recruiter about finding a new position that might be a better opportunity. The things you learning from this temp-to-hire position can be applied in your continued search so you know what you don’t like as much as what you do like.

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Interview Questions to Determine Culture Fit

April 11th, 2019

When hiring a new member for your team, it’s important that you select someone who will be a good fit with your current employees. But how can you tell this information in an interview? A few well-positioned questions can help you see the complete picture of each candidate before making a decision. Be sure to add these interview questions to help you determine if the potential employee is a good fit for your corporate culture.

How Do You Work Independently or As a Team?

You need to have self-starters, so you want to know how they work with limited supervision or direction. But you also want to know how they interact as part of a team. Do they thrive in it? Would they rather be left alone?

Asking them pointed questions about how they work with others will be critical, but this should also be supplemented by contacting their references to verify what they’ve said.

How Do You Handle a Difficult Co-worker?

Sometimes, people work with others who don’t click. The issue isn’t that there’s a personality conflict but how your candidate handled that in the past. How do they work with someone they don’t like? What do they do to ensure a successful working relationship?

You will be able to tell a lot from the stories they share. If they pass the blame off on others or are negative about the situation, they may carry that behavior to your workplace.

What Must You Have in the Workplace?

You want to know what sort of expectations the candidate has when working with your company. Do they expect a lot of extracurricular activities? Do they prefer a conservative or casual environment? Do they expect advancement quickly?

You should also share with them what you do offer to get a feel about their interest in your corporate culture. Talk to them about your values to see if you have a match for long term goals.

How Are You Successful when Being Managed?

Asking what kind of manager they like to work with will give you a lot of information. Maybe you have an environment where the managers are really hands on. If your candidate would rather not interact with management, they may not be a good fit.

The truth is, there are no right or wrong answers to any of these questions, but they can give you insight into the individual and whether or not they’ll be a fit for your environment.

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How Can You Determine What the Real Company Culture Is?

April 4th, 2019

Just like candidates, companies want to put their best foot forward in an interview. They want their top candidates to be interested in their opportunity and working for their company. But how do you know if the company culture they have on display is genuine? You need to dig deeper to make sure you understand the kind of organization you’ll be working with once you accept the job. Here are a few ways to look past what’s on the surface to the real company culture before accepting a job offer.

Dig into the Mission Statement

Step one is to review the company mission statement. This will tell you a lot about their values as an organization. You will be able to see what they included, and what they specifically left out, from their mission to help you draw your conclusions.

You want to work with a company that has shared values. A mission statement can give you a good overview of what the company really stands for.

Ask Specific Questions

Of course, a mission statement is just an overview, so to get into the details you need to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask pointed questions about the company culture, interactions between employees, and policies that affect overall culture.

Talk to them about how the team gets along. If there are staff lunches or activities. Ask them about the work-life balance. All of these are a great way to determine the overall company culture.

Learn About a Day in the Life

Another great question in the interview is a “day in the life.” Ask them what a day in the life of their company, and the specific position, looks like. They can give you a basic road map that can help you determine if it would be a good fit.

For example, if the company is very procedure-driven but you’re a more creative spirit, you may want to reconsider whether or not the company is a good fit for you.

Research the Company

Finally, take some time to research the company. Find out if they’ve had any news stories written about them and what light the company is most frequently painted in. You can look at employee review sites, but keep in mind that some of those posts are either sour grapes or advertisements.

The key is discernment. Don’t believe everything you read on social media, but give it a good look. Make your best determination on what is best for your career.

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