Staffing Firms: Beyond Temporary Job Placements

A computer sits on a desk in Madison, WisconsinAs part of the staffing industry, our company often hears from employers who believe we only handle temporary job placements. While it is true that a portion of the placements from staffing firms are temporary assignments, the majority of positions we fill at Drake & Company Staffing Solutions are often direct hire opportunities.

Companies that are working with a staffing firm for the first time might be uncertain about the difference between the types of job placements offered and what that means for their organization. Our company offers three hiring choices to fit the needs of employers.

Direct Hire

A direct hire job opportunity occurs when an employer wants to hire an individual as a member of their staff right off the bat. Our job as a staffing firm to is to recruit the right person to match the skills and personality to fit the needs of a company. Once a company hires the new employee, the individual joins that company’s payroll and becomes a full member of the staff. A direct hire is never on the payroll of a staffing firm.

Companies often benefit from a direct hire by opening the doors to more qualified candidates. People who are already employed are more likely to leave a stable situation for a new company if they can be hired on directly by an organization. In the current market that benefits job seekers, it is important to offer a highly qualified candidate an incentive to leave a current job with a more permanent spot versus a temp-to-hire opportunity.


Companies sometimes like the benefits of a temp-to-hire arrangement when bringing on a new member to the team. A temp-to-hire position allows an employer to test out a new employee’s skills and fit with the company culture before bringing that person on as a full member of the staff. Throughout this trial period the employee remains on the staffing agency’s payroll until the employer may decide to bring the person on as a full-fledged team member.


Temporary jobs can be available with a company for a variety of reasons such as a leave of absence, vacation, special project or to cover a busy period for an organization. As a temporary employee, an individual remains on the payroll of the staffing agency and is not typically eligible for benefits. Some job seekers enjoy the flexibility a temporary position offers, while others hope to use the experience as a way to build up skills.

In a job market where top candidates might be hard to find, staffing firms are able to tap into a deep database filled with qualified applicants to meet the needs of employers. A staffing agency also has the ability to fill the needs of an organization with other resources such as advertising on local and national job boards, social media marketing, newsletters, job fairs and additional outreach programs designed to seek out job applicants.

To find out how our staffing firm can help your company find the right fit for your organization, contact an account manager at (608) 257-2411.

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Stephanie Beirne Leuer is the Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company Staffing Solutions, a staffing firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. Drake & Company specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire administrative, clerical and legal placements. Since 1978, Drake has reached beyond skills and qualifications to match candidate personalities with a company’s culture. You can connect with Stephanie by , and you can find Drake & Company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.