Direct Hire Employees (Permanent Employees)
Direct hires are traditional employment contracts in which someone works on a set schedule and gets a paycheck from one organization.
Direct hires work either full- or part-time on an ongoing basis. Direct hire contracts do not include an end date. When someone uses the word, “employee” they are usually referring to a direct hire. Direct employees can work either remotely or on-site.
You can pay direct employees either an hourly wage or a set salary. Direct employees receive a combination of salaries and benefits.
Full-time direct employees have traditionally worked eight-hour shifts (or more). Today though, flexible schedules (flex) are becoming more common.
Direct employment often includes paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.
When a company recruits direct hires, it is making a significant investment and commitment. New employees should stay with the company for some time, possibly for their entire careers. The direct hiring process is also more involved and expensive than temporary positions.
There are many reasons an employer might want to hire a direct role. They might seek a predictable life and career with one organization.
They might desire paid vacation, healthcare, and benefits. Candidates also like direct positions because they want to be part of a team and identify with a company culture. For these reasons, direct jobs remain the most popular option for employment.
Hiring managers want to be confident that they have the right person when they send out an offer letter. Direct employees usually must pass through a probation period of one to three months. Their job agreements are signed however with the intention of keeping them with the company for the long term.
Direct hires tend to develop close attachments to their employers and the hiring organization. You will find often times find greater loyalty with direct employees than contract workers.
Benefits of Direct hires for the employer include:
- Reliable and stable staff
- Employees who are able and willing to perform a broad range of tasks
- A beneficial company culture
- Better worker retention
- High level of loyalty
- People that know your business inside and out
Employee benefits could include:
- A predictable routine and schedule
- A regular paycheck and less risk
- Health care benefits, holidays, and paid time off (PTO)
- Advancement opportunities
- The psychological comfort of continued work
- Income taxes, social security, and insurance payments are taken out automatically
- Close relationships with colleagues
- A retirement plan
When Should You Recruit a Direct Hire?
You should bring on direct hire employees when you know you will need the role for an indefinite period.
Companies often use direct hires as foundational staff and then add contractors part-time or per diem to handle vital tasks. In this way, employees can benefit from the specialized knowledge of the hiring company to accomplish strategically important goals.
Do you want to hire direct employees? Let’s talk today. Have Relevante put all your potential employees through our screening process to assess their skills, abilities, and personality. You can hire with confidence, knowing that they will be able to do the job and will fit into your organizational culture.