Why are some organisations still adamant on Temp to Perm contracts when we have stats like this?
“We have the lowest unemployment rate since 2005, and people already in work are becoming more hesitant about moving jobs amid Brexit uncertainty,” said the group’s chief executive, Kevin Green (REC), indicating that there is a smaller domestic pool of potential employees from which companies can find workers.
The shortage is most intense in the engineering sector which has warned for years that too few trainees are coming through the education system.
Even though the facts are there I am still getting the odd organisation adamant they will only offer they old school temp to perm contract for candidates.
Permanent recruitment, i.e. the candidate being on the client’s books from the start gives the candidate a permanent contract with the employer rather than weekly pay through an agency.
In my experience I think the words temp to perm puts people off. I wouldn’t leave a permanent job for a temp to perm job, would you? But why do some organisations expect candidates to do this when they have families, mortgages and life commitments.
Permanent recruitment provides candidates with confidence from the start and works far better for all of the clients and candidate’s I work with.
Organisations sometimes say, how do I know they will fit in and be right for the role? It is always a risk but ensuring a thorough recruitment process is carried out along with work based competency tests can help this. Offering permanent contract also still gives clients the chance to get to know the candiate and how they will fit in to the business as there is the agency refund and rebate scheme along with the organisations own probationary period. All of this added with employment law terms can give organisations up to 2 years to release a candidate from their business. Why wouldn't a business want to believe in their own recruitment process and in the candiate from the outset?
Working in and industry with huge skill shortage, businesses need to be competing and attracting the best talent away from some of the bigger employers out there and I feel offering permanent contracts from the start works best.
I feel that if businesses want to find the best candidates that are committed and focussed to working with them for the long term they need to be working this way.
What do you think?
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