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What if you could enjoy all of the best parts about the recruiting profession and none of the worst parts? What would you say to that?

“Sign me up!”

Well, believe it or not, it’s possible, and thousands of recruiters all across the country are doing it right now. And what might “it” be? You guessed it, contract staffing. Oh, I’ve heard this all before, you might be saying. I’m not interested. I have my direct-hire desk to run.

That’s certainly understandable, but since we’re discussing your direct-hire desk, let’s take a closer look at it. Specifically, let’s discuss the aspects of direct placement recruiting that are undesirable and how those aspects differ from the contract placement process.

Upon inspection, you might be surprised by how many of the undesirable traits associated with direct-hire placements are absent during the contract process. And if that’s the case, could making contract placements be more… fun?

Quite possibly, depending on how you handle the back-office duties, but one thing’s for certain—the direct-hire placement process can be lengthier and more stressful. Sure, there’s a large placement check waiting for you at the end of the journey (maybe) if you’re a contingency recruiter, but considering how much you have to go through and endure, there’d better be one waiting.

In my next series of blogs, I’ll be looking at the many ways in which direct-hire recruiting differs from the contract placement process and how contracting can be simpler, easier, and less stressful.

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