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Try Before You Buy: Temp-to-Hire

Whether you are a candidate looking for a new job experience or you are a client looking to hire talent, it can be hard to commit. For the candidate, having a full-time job is ideal, but for those that want to travel, if they aren’t sure if they will like the company or its culture, etc., there is a chance they will not want to commit. On the other hand, the client might not know how hard-working or productive the candidate is if they will fit into the company culture, etc. For both ends, it would be ideal to try before buying the job. The good news is that there is an easy way to test the waters before committing, and that is with a temp-to-hire role. 


What is temp-to-hire?


Temporary to direct-hire placement is a trial period before an offer for a full-time position. The company will pick a designated number of days to hire the employee for a freelance/temporary position. At this point, the employee will receive an hourly salary that will reflect their annual salary. 


Once the employee starts their temporary hire period, the company will watch and monitor them as they complete goals, tasks, and work. This period is crucial for both parties because it will help both the employee and the client understand if this person is a match. Whether they factor in communication skills, ability to work, use of programs and applications, etc., it will be up to the client’s standards. 


Although the company has the final say, it’s a perfect opportunity for the employee. If the employee will receive a full-time offer and they accept it, or whether they don’t accept it/do not receive a full-time position, they will understand where they will want to go moving forward. Whether that’s full-time at the company, in another temp-to-hire role, or working freelance positions, it’s a pivotal point for the employee. 


What jobs are temp-to-hire?

Jobs in most careers and within any level of seniority can be a temp-to-hire position. Whether it’s a junior graphic design position or a director-level position, they can be a temp-to-hire role. It is more likely that more junior to mid-level positions are temp-to-hire, but it’s not uncommon to see a senior level position as temp-to-hire. 


Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become crucial for a company to have an employee that is going to be an asset. Budgets for positions are experiencing cuts, and many people were recently laid off, making the hiring process more precise and demanding. 


Where can I find an opportunity like this?


Plenty of companies offer temp-to-hire positions, but here at Clutch, we specialize in filling these positions for companies. We offer temp-to-hire roles along with temporary and direct-hire roles. Some of our most recent temp-to-hire positions are:


  • Brand Manager
  • Front-end Developer
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Media Strategist/Planner
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Social Media Strategist


If you are a candidate or a client that is interested in trying before you buy, we’re here to help. We are always sourcing for roles in the creative field, and we currently have a handful of temp-to-hire positions available. Reach out to us today to learn more about our temp-to-hire jobs and other freelance and direct-hire opportunities.