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The Wisdom of Short-Term Placements

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The old adage “let the buyer beware” typically gets associated with products one purchases off the shelf or off the car dealer’s lot. And even though they might be the ones selling reliable used vehicle like a Toyota Supra or a Nissan, they are still associated with risks. However, the stakes may be even higher when it comes to “buyers” of full-time employees.

Here’s the cost of salary and benefits involved. A binding contract. Liability for actions and decisions affecting the employee or employer. The resources committed to training a new employee – and the lost return on that investment, should the new hire not work out. Not to mention the costs of replacing such a troubling scenario. In addition, there are expenses related to carrying out the employee onboarding process, which includes introducing staff to their responsibilities, the company’s guiding principles, and its offerings. It tends to promote employee engagement, producing workers who are committed to the success of the business. The reason for this is that having effective methods in place helps create a better work culture, lower staff turnover, boost productivity, improve work and customer connections, and have an influence on corporate earnings. Employee engagement is crucial for all firms.

Aside from that, strong onboarding improves employee retention by 82% by making them feel like a team member. Hence, all the costs associated with hiring a new employee have to be considered.

In the ever-expanding market of technology placements, these factors take on greater importance and risk. A more cautious, strategic, risk-minimizing process makes sense when looking for tech employees. In other sectors such as healthcare, the short-term employment factor has been quite successful. It helps that technology has caught up and choosing home care rostering software and other administration software has become much simpler.

Murtech’s approach of bringing short-term engagements to employers through a third-party allows you, the employer, to test out the person’s capabilities in a low-risk, low-liability setting. The term of engagement is kept to a reasonable length, and employment is not guaranteed beyond that limited timeline.

Using a trusted and experienced placement company means employees have first been evaluated and screened for specific tasks and responsibilities. And because we know you, your people and culture, we know which potential workers would make the best fit along those considerations. As an employer, you realize appreciable value through our diligent pre-placement work.

Specifically at Murtech, we insist the person up for any job has the final say in whether the placement will move forward. This mutually respectful decision-making process adds to the likelihood of a successful placement, while helping the employer gain greater confidence in the person being recommended.

A slow-as-you-go process, particularly regarding tech placements, can lead to longer-term benefits for both employee and employer. And it all begins with the right third-party making the right match.

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