Staffing Terms & Definitions

Temporary Staffing

A staffing firm hires its own employees and assigns them to supplement a client’s workforce in situations involving employee absences, temporary skill shortages, seasonal workloads, and special projects. Temporary jobs can also lead to permanent placements called “conversions”

Temp to Hire

A staffing agency employee works for a client during a trial period during which both the employee and the client consider establishing a permanent employment relationship. Think of this as a “try before you buy”

Direct Hire

A staffing agency brings together job seekers and potential employers for the purpose of establishing a permanent employment relationship.

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