temp to hireThe “temp to hire”, “try before you buy” staffing models are proving to be one of the local area’s most popular ways for employers to recruit and hire the right employees.  The temp to hire hiring strategy also is a quick, easy way for employees to get to work quickly, while making sure the job they ultimately select is the right one for them.

30 to 40% of the employees we place on temporary or contract assignments end up to being hired by our clients each year.     

Check out these stories from former PACE employees who began working for our clients in temporary roles, but were later hired into jobs they love!

Althea Hunter had actually targeted one of our healthcare clients as her future employer and came to us because she knew we were their exclusive staffing provider – “the way in the door” if you wanted to work for this client in certain roles in their administrative staff.

When we offered her a temporary job working for her dream employer, she was thrilled.  But she was even more thrilled when six months later our client chose her to become one of their core employees.

Here’s what Althea told us she liked best about her “temp to hire” audition, and in particular her experience with PACE!

“Going through a temp to hire audition gives you a real sense of what you are getting into.  You can check out the work requirements and decide if you want to take them on before you decide to accept an offer of employment.  What could be better?”

PACE made the whole process fast and easy.  All my documentation was cleared quickly because they knew exactly what needed to be done.  They knew what the job entailed and were on top of it from day one.  They were honest and upfront about everything…and offered good pay as well.  I would recommend PACE and the temp to hire process to all my friends.  Phenomenal! “. 

Alex Han had a similar experience, taking a temporary position with one of our busy call center clients who had just implemented a “temp to hire” recruiting model to staff their new Seattle area call center.    Alex only worked 3 months as a temporary employee before our client  decided to hire, but had to go through several performance hurdles to be hired direct.

We asked her what she thought of the temp to hire process:

“It makes for a better job-hunting experience.  It gives you time to think about your work, able to ask if this is really what I want.  PACE’s client required me to pass several tests before being considered for hire.  I felt good when I was able to do that.  

We asked Alex how PACE had made a difference…

“PACE was on top of my audition right from the beginning – from their initial contact through all the paperwork I went through to be able to be hired, I always knew what to expect.   They made it quick and easy for me to register, be interviewed by my recruiter, and then the client.    There was a lot of paperwork, but they automated the process so that it moved quickly.”


Tammy Bergeson – had decided to move back to the Spokane area after a short stay in Seattle and wanted to find the “just right” job.   Here’s her story about how the temp to hire staffing model worked for her.

“I wanted to move back to Spokane from Seattle and land a job with good benefits and pay.  I resigned from my job in Seattle, posted my resume on a job board, and within  it seemd like minutes,  I was contacted by a PACE recruiter for a temporary assignment with the customer service center for a great Spokane area healthcare facility.  When they described the job, the pay and benefits, I decided to take the assignment working in their customer care area, doing work that was very different from anything I had done before.   It was also a leap of faith to sign up for a temp position, as I hadn’t ever working in that kind of role before.

What I liked about my audition is that I was trying out a job I had never done before.  I had no idea if I would like it or not – but the audition let me see just how great a job it was.  I ended up in a job that was actually perfect for me!    

PACE was awesome through the process.  My recruiter helped me from beginning to end, arranging for my interview with their client, and then BOOM…everything was done and I was at my desk working.  Couldn’t recommend PACE and the temp to hire process more highly!”

Congratulations to Althea, Alex and Tammy – three employees who found a way to make a difference and find jobs they love.   We couldn’t have told their stories better!

Want to learn more about the temp to hire staffing model?  If you are an employee contact our recruiting team at recruiters@pacstaffing.com.  If you are an employer contact our partnership development team at infodesk@pacestaffing.com



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