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Testing Puget Sound Waters with Contract-to-Hire Candidates

As we all know, a bad hire can be expensive… but just how expensive? Well, according to a 2014 Mindflash infographic, 41% of companies say that a bad hire cost them at least $25,000, and another, 25% of companies reported that number to be as high as $50,000. Bad hires vacuum up money, time, and man hours, but they don’t have to happen. Contract-to-Hire can be the key to cost savings.

Testing the Waters with Contract-to-Hire

The concept of contract-to-hire has certainly grown in popularity as the US economy has continued to show signs of stability, and understandably so! Though employers want to make sure that a new hire is a responsible, strong performer, and an asset to his or her new team, many simply don’t have the time, energy, or resources to find and manage a contract-to-hire professional.

Staffing firms understand the need for quality candidates; moreover, we recognize that these trial periods are important for both clients and contractors alike. Not only can firms find and pre-screen your ideal candidates, but we’ll also manage the nitty-gritty for you. Your only focus is making sure your contract-to-hire professional is the perfect fit.


Quality staffing firms, like Parker, have a goal to get it right the first time, by taking the time to acknowledge a client’s needs for a strong culture fit without compromising the level of skill and expertise required for the position.

Don’t take our word for it, though. The proof lies in the numbers: Staffing Industry Analysts’ May 2015 Staffing Industry Report revealed that almost 80% of buyers said “worker quality” was their top criteria for picking a staffing provider, and almost half of the organizations surveyed by the ASA believed that the opportunity to gauge the fit before hiring was a top benefit to using staffing firms.

Making the best placement the first time is a great feeling for all parties involved. However, the feeling is even sweeter when that contractor assimilates and thrives so well that he or she is offered the opportunity to convert into a fulltime employee. 

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