Strategic Staffing: The Benefits of Contract-to-Hire Solutions

November 13th, 2015

Bringing on new employees is a good thing when it’s the result of company growth and new projects. But there’s also risk involved with hiring new staff. Projects can get cancelled, leaving you with staff but no work for them. Or a new hire might simply not work out, leaving you with a painful, potentially expensive termination process and the costs of hiring a replacement. To mitigate these risks, companies should consider a contract-to-hire option.

Contract-to-hire provides companies the following benefits:

  1. Achieve strategic business goals. Contract-to-hire work lets you meet strategic business goals through flexibility. You can add and remove staff as departmental needs change. There’s none of the stress and hard feelings associated with shifting permanent employees to new roles or cutting their positions.
  1. You find out if a new hire works for you before you invest in them. Permanent employees incur costs beyond wages. These costs include unemployment insurance, company contributions to health insurance and 401(k) accounts, paid time off, and training. With a contract-to-hire employee, you don’t have to assume these costs until new employees have proved themselves and you know you want them to stay with you for the long term.
  1. Work gets done while you look for the ideal new hire. If you have work that needs to get done now, you may want someone who can start immediately even if you know they aren’t the best fit for the job. You don’t need to go through a long process of multiple interviews; you can speak to as few as two potential contract employees and simply pick between them. Contract-to-hire lets you bring in a worker with no long-term commitment and no costs to replace them once you find your ideal employee. It’s also possible the worker will surprise you and turn out to do a better job than you expected; you can then stop your search and easily convert them to a permanent employee.

Whether you want the flexibility of a contract-to-hire employee or are ready to make the commitment with a permanent position, InReach IT Solutions can help you find job candidates with the skills you’re looking for. Contact us to find out how we can help solve your hiring needs.

Ready for a Career Change?

October 9th, 2015

Announcing our new career site!

InReach IT Solutions is excited to announce our new career site,, devoted to helping job seekers find their next opportunity.

The site’s career portal goes beyond simply listing jobs for you to search. The portal is designed to help you, even if you’re looking for a job in a niche we don’t serve, or if we don’t have any current positions suited to you. The functionality on the career portal will help you in your job search, no matter your skill level or industry.

Registration on the Career Portal is free. Once registered, job seekers have access to a variety of features to improve their job search. Of course, there’s a job search function. Weekly webinars offer tips for improving your resume, upgrading your LinkedIn profile, and effective interviewing. The library is filled with resources to help you succeed in your current job or advance to a new one.

Even better, the career portal provides interactive tools to help find the best job for you, in the shortest time. Whether you need help assessing your interests to find a suitable career, assistance writing and improving your resume, or access to technology trade publications to help buff your skills, you’ll find what you need on our site.

When you’re actively searching for a job, the career portal’s Search and Connect features will help develop your marketing skills. Like it or not, looking for a job is about selling yourself, a skill many job seekers lack. Use our tools to learn how to network effectively. The site even lets you print resume cards — like a business card with a mini version of your resume. This is a great tool to hand out in networking situations!

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when making a career change. There’s a lot of content on the Career Portal, and to help you make the most of it, the Site Map breaks it down for you into a three-phase process. We’re excited to present this free resource to all job seekers and hope you find it valuable in achieving your ambitions. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our career portal or the many other ways InReach can help you achieve your career goals.