For the client, it is an opportunity to see the candidate in action, and understand how they work and fit in to the organization. For the candidate, it is a period to start the job, and make sure they are comfortable with all that the organization stands for, and is trying to accomplish.
The real benefit for each party is this: For the client, if the candidate is not the right fit, they can make that decision within the contract time frame, and move on. For the candidate, if the job isn’t what they expected or wanted, they can make that decision within the contract period, and put on their resume that it was a contract position (as opposed to trying to explain in the next interview why they left a “permanent” position in such a short time frame. It really is a benefit to both parties, as everyone is looking for the best they can get…the best candidate, and the best opportunity. The best benefit for the candidate? If they do a great job in the contract period, they have some ammunition to get a better permanent offer.
Believe it or not, not all contractors want to stay on contract. Some are concerned with job security and understand the advantages and perks of moving into a full time position (healthcare coverage, retirement planning, etc.). We help broker this transition and offer a sliding scale placement fee and no-cost option based on the number of hours worked by the consultant.