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Why would a client prefer to hire a temp over a permanent employee?

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"From discussions with my clients, they prefer hiring temp employees when they have an increase in projects and work, but there is an end in sight. I have one logistics client for instance, who have a 1-year contract with Kraft. When the contract is over, they may not have it return. They need human resources to service their clients' needs; however, they do not need a long term employee commitment. We staff about 60% of their warehouse, taking care of payroll, temp employee issues, and more. This service saves them a ton of time and essential energy."
Example #2
"I have many clients who begin with a temp and then hire the person full time, once they prove 'fit' through performance. We call it temp-to-hire, and my conversion rate with one particular client is 67% which is remarkable. I believe this client feels safer in making hiring decisions this way. There is less risk of making a bad hire and dollars saved because they are not training the wrong people."
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