Temp-to-Hire, Direct Hire, and Temporary Staffing Explained

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What is temp-to-hire, direct hire, and temporary staffing mean?

There are so many services that staffing firms offer. But what do they really mean for you as a job seeker? We are going to break it down for a candidate’s perspective.

Temporary Staffing

Temporary (temp) employees are hired by client company for a specific amount of time to complete a project, seasonal work, or other short-term needs. A temporary assignment always has an end date in the future, it can range from a few weeks to a few years.

As the temporary employee, you are an employee of Elite Staffing, so we pay you every week. During your temporary assignment with our client, we will be in regular touch with the employee and on sight supervisor to ensure the assignment is going well. Temporary positions are usually clerical, safety, and skilled industrial.

Temp-to-Hire Staffing

An employee is hired by a client company but remains on the staffing firm payroll for a determined amount of time. During this period, the employee is an employee of Elite Staffing. Generally, the employee will convert to the client company payroll at the end of the temp-to-hire period.

While being an employee of the staffing firm, additional resources are offered such as access to a staffing firm representative to visit about questions, concerns, or for general employee relations and support. As a staffing firm employee, it is the firm’s responsibility to ensure the employee is set up for success.

A new job is a big life change. During the temp-to-hire term, this is a good chance to ensure the company and position are the right fit. If the employee is not enjoying the role, the staffing firm can terminate the position with the client company. While this is a last end resort situation, it is an option.

Direct Hire

When a candidate placed through a staffing firm is direct hire, the candidate will be an employee of the client company on day one. A direct hire search generally requires a recruiter to actively recruit for passive candidates using other resources besides a job board such as Indeed. Many times these searches are kept confidential so openings will not always be posted on our website and job boards.  Positions that generally qualify for direct hire are managerial and office roles.

Whether a position is direct hire or temp-to-hire is up to the client company. Although temp-to-hire may be perceived to have a lower job security, all parties move forward with this service with full intentions of it being a permanent position. As always, there is never a fee to a job seeker to use our services!

 

JOB FAIR SEPTEMBER 1

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Elite Staffing is hosting a job fair for a client based out of Elk Point, SD. Please stop by our office from 8 am – 5 pm to complete an application and visit with a recruiter. All positions with this company are Construction/ Assembly roles. Must have reliable transportation to Elk Point. This is a full time, permanent position!

Starting pay is $19/ hour, higher with solid experience!

We’ll see you Tuesday!! 1119 4th Street Suite 109, Sioux City, IA 51101

The Lure of Working for a Small Business

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When searching for a job, I think often we are drawn to the larger corporations. The shiny well-known logo, [possibly] greater chance of job security, and health insurance benefits are just a few of the many perks they offer. While these larger corporations are indeed an exceptional place to work, we don’t want you overlooking the small businesses.  Why are these small businesses just as enticing to work for? Here’s why.

Atmosphere

Working at a small business provides an environment that is very attractive. You feel like part of a “family” and really know your employer and co-workers. While certain people like the feeling of some anonymity at work, others search out the  small business where they feel important to its growth and prosperity.

Potential

When you work at a small business, there is always potential for growth. It is exciting to work at a business that will soon someday have three times more employees than it has now. When you’ve been there since the beginning with a business, you may have a greater chance to end up in a leadership position.

Flexibility

Some candidates may search out a small business environment, because chances are, the leaders will be a bit more flexible about your schedule. It may not be true in all cases, but since the business is smaller, the employer may be a bit more understanding about running to an event at school or leaving a few minutes early on some days. Corporations with a large staff often can have strict rules about any time taken off during the day, making it difficult for working parents or people trying to earn a degree while working full time.

Education

If you are nervous about starting your career or getting back in the workforce and taking on new responsibilities with different skills, working for a small business provides an environment to learn. It is less intimidating to ask questions, and there are not 20 other staff members competing for time with leadership. Many new teachers say that working in a small school when they first begin teaching helped them to grow as an educator and feel confident about moving into a larger school. The same can be said for growing with a small business to begin a new career.

Small businesses that are locally grown and owned can be the magic words to some candidates. They want their community to grow from the inside and want to help small, local businesses to flourish.

While many small companies do not offer benefits such as health insurance. Their other benefits such as flexibility, potential, and culture are creating a real competition for larger businesses.

October 24- EMPLOYER EVENT! Reverse Job Fair

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Join us for our 4th Reverse Job Fair hosted this Thursday, October 24 from 11-2 to check it out! This is a new, one of a kind recruiting event, hosted exclusively for employers.

With the Siouxland unemployment rate at a record low of nearly 2%, we understand qualified candidates are really hard to come by. We have a large pool of talent that is ready to work in 1-10 days.

All candidates are thoroughly vetted and eager to (CONFIDENTIALLY) explore a new opportunity! Below are just a highlights from a few of our top candidates you’ll have access to on Thursday.

CANDIDATE SNEAK PEEK

HR Generalist

  • Spanish bilingual with 7 years of HR generalist/ management experience
  • Proficient in ADP
  • Responsible for full cycle recruitment for office, management, and labor position

Customer Service/ Sales

  • Responsible for daily opening and closing of business
  • Cleaning, stocking, and preparing equipment
  • Evaluate the needs of the customer and provide service options to meet their desires
  • Support marketing campaigns & advertising campaigns developed by management

Construction Lead

  • Experienced heavy equipment operator
  • Preventative maintenance and repairs of heavy equipment
  • CNC operator for intricate design of gun handles
  • Dirt work and excavating
  • Supervised crew of 10 people
  • Immediate availability

Field Operations Manager/ Business Development

  • Strong background and understanding of the IT and Communications industries, holding various positions
  • 10 years of both Business Development and Operations/ Field Management
  • Strategically partner with clients to identify the most creative and cost effective solution

Can’t make it?

We know you are busy, but we don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity, contact Kim Luze to see a highlight list of our top confidential candidates.

 

 

 

We are offering a reduced flat fee to employers who offer and hire a candidate they gained access to at the reverse job fair.
*Previous discount rates do not apply. Please contact a recruiter for additional details.

Stop by to review resumes at your own pace and enjoy some treats too!


 

EMPLOYER EVENT- Reverse Job Fair

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Join us for our 4th Reverse Job Fair hosted this Thursday, August 29 from 11-2 to check it out! This is a new, one of a kind recruiting event, hosted exclusively for employers.

With the Siouxland unemployment rate at a record low of nearly 2%, we understand qualified candidates are really hard to come by. We have a large pool of talent that is ready to work in 1-10 days.

All candidates are thoroughly vetted and eager to (CONFIDENTIALLY) explore a new opportunity! Below are just a highlights from a few of our top candidates you’ll have access to on Thursday.

CANDIDATE SNEAK PEEK

Accountant

  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • 15 years experience in general accounting
  • Researched and selected new accounting software to improve efficiencies
  • Prepared all financial statements and generated monthly reports
  • Reconciled accounts and assessed monthly variances
  • Strong payroll knowledge
  • Developed budgets and forecasts
  • 8 years accounting experience in food production plant

HR Manager

  • 5 years as HR Coordinator/ Manager at large farming facilities employing upwards of 400 employees
  • Spanish bilingual, proficient to write and speak both fluent English and Spanish
  • Proficient in ADP
  • Performed payroll, created policies, coordinate and explain benefits, workers compensation, unemployment hearings, recruiting, oversee DOT programs, and more

Plant Manager

  • 20 years’ experience in managing inventory and manufacturing operations
  • 2.5  years’ experience as an Assistant Plant manager in food manufacturing
  • Strong safety skills management
  • Reduced safety incidents and OSHA recordables  from 59 to 4 in 2 years
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems
  • Developed and implemented metrics to track inventory

Administrative Assistant

  • Accounting support for multiple companies
  • Process subcontracts, purchase orders, and change orders per job requirements
  • Prepares confidential correspondence, letters, bids, proposals, contracts, meeting agendas
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities; meet tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • Oversee time cards and other documents for 250+ employees
  • Knowledgeable in multiple states construction requirements and policies


Can’t make it?

We know you are busy, but we don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity, contact Kim Luze to see a highlight list of our top confidential candidates.

 

 

 

Reduced fee will be offered on candidate presented at the reverse job fair for the following week. Please stop by to learn more!


 

Elite Spotlight- Lexie Baker

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Our Elite spotlight this month is Lexie Baker. Lexie has joined us for her second summer now as our Marketing Intern. While her primary focus has been on social media, she has been enhancing her skills in content creation, graphic design, and studying target markets. Meet Miss Lexie Baker:

  • Who inspires you?
    • My grandma, she is the strongest and most selfless woman I know.
  • What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
    • Thanksgiving dinner for sure. I look forward to it every year!
  • What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
    • I love being outdoors so its hard to pick one, but if I had to narrow it down it would be either swimming or fishing. 

July 25 REVERSE JOB FAIR

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Join us for our 3rd Reverse Job Fair hosted this Thursday, July 25 from 11-2 to check it out! This is a new, one of a kind recruiting event, hosted exclusively for employers. 

With the Siouxland unemployment rate at a record low of nearly 2%, we understand qualified candidates are really hard to come by. We have a large pool of talent that is ready to work in 1-10 days.

If you hire any Elite candidate presented at the Reverse Job Fair by August 29, we are offering a small flat fee of $2,500 for candidates under an annual salary of $50,000 or $5,000 for candidates with an annual salary higher than $50,000.

All candidates are thoroughly vetted and eager to (CONFIDENTIALLY) explore a new opportunity!

CANDIDATE SNEAK PEAK


HR Manager

  • Knowledgeable HR Manager with experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Responsible for payroll at various facilities ranging from 100-250 employees
  • Administer benefits and oversees 401k plan
  • Full cycle recruitment
  • Partner with executive team to fully utilize HR department

Admin Asst/HR/Accounting

  • Bilingual (Spanish & English)
  • Scored well above average on AP/AR/Payroll
  • Strong Customer Service
  • Associates Degree in Human Resource Management
  • Proficient in QuickBooks; 10 key; Excel; Microsoft Office

Marketing/Administrative Assistant

  • Strong Social Media/Marketing skills
  • Excellent Customer Service/Sales
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Enjoys problem solving and forward thinking
  • Able to multi-task under pressure and maintain attention to detail

Accountant

  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • 15 years experience in general accounting
  • Researched and selected new accounting software to improve efficiencies
  • Prepared all financial statements and generated monthly reports
  • Reconciled accounts and assessed monthly variances
  • Strong payroll knowledge
  • Developed budgets and forecasts
  • 8 years accounting experience in food production plant

Plant Manager

  • 20 years’ experience in managing inventory and manufacturing operations
  • 2.5  years’ experience as an Assistant Plant manager in food manufacturing
  • Strong safety skills management
  • Reduced safety incidents and OSHA recordables  from 59 to 4 in 2 years
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems
  • Developed and implemented metrics to track inventory


Can’t make it?

We know you are busy, but we don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity, contact Kim Luze to see a highlight list of our top confidential candidates.