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Today more than ever, companies cannot afford to make bad hiring decisions. Budgets are tight and organizations need to do more with less. Therefore, it is vital that their employees are productive and reliable. When new talent is needed, companies want to ensure that they can find the right person, at the right price and do so as quickly as possible. The longer it takes them to find the individual with the necessary skills and aptitude, the longer they are distracted from vital company projects. For these reasons, more and more companies are relying on IT staffing companies to help them increase their hiring efficiencies.
Companies appreciate the ability to “try before you buy” by viewing contract assignments as extended interview opportunities. Utilizing contract workers is about more than just filling an immediate need. These savvy employers thoroughly assess the candidate's on-the-job performance to determine if they have the necessary skills needed for the job. Additionally, and of equal importance, they can also see if the potential hire is a good fit with the organization's work culture. Doing so allows managers to determine if the individual would make a good permanent employee.