By Lila Nelms\n\n\tIn today\u2019s current economic climate, organizations have to be flexible in the ups and downs of hiring\u2014considering costs, time allocated, and available resources. The Contract-to-Hire staffing model can work perfectly to cost-effectively streamline the hiring process. Contract-to-Hire offers the most flexible approach to adding resources, freeing you up from the paperwork and obligation of a Direct-Hire employee. Learn why Contract-to-Hire is the best solution for your IT staffing needs.\n\t\n\t1. There\u2019s no better time than now\u2014There are actually not enough IT experts in the field right now to fill open positions, so it\u2019s taking organizations longer to find the right candidate. Our Contract-to-Hire staffing service shortens recruiting time and provides you with the technology expertise you need, when you need it.\n\t2. 40% of positions are refilled because a candidate turns out not to fit with your team\u2014With Contract-to-Hire, your chosen candidate is given a trial period before becoming permanent. That way, you get a real idea of how they\u2019ll work with your team before making a full commitment.\n\t3. Hiring has hidden costs\u2014Current unemployment, benefits, and COBRA laws can add an additional budget strain for all organizations. Can you afford to take on those hiring risks if you\u2019re not confident about the final outcome?\n\t4. You need a hiring safety net\u2014Contract-to-Hire helps insulate against the risks associated with bringing on new employees by providing a trial period before the position becomes permanent. After 90 (or 120 or 180) days, you\u2019ll get a window of knowledge into your candidate that you wouldn\u2019t get via the normal hiring process, without taking on all the risks associated with a new hire.\n\t5. A strong relationship starts with a trusted partner\u2014At PC Connection, Inc., our recruitment team excels at listening to your organization\u2019s needs and producing an accurate list of the desired skills, traits, and experience you\u2019re looking for in a candidate. Job descriptions rarely tell the whole picture of what is really needed for a position. Soft skills are just as important to your team\u2019s dynamic, and our Contract-to-Hire recruiting experts assess a wide range of qualities to determine the best candidate for each position.\n\t6. Achieve your hiring goals\u2014Identifying and recruiting those talent resources when and where they\u2019re needed most will help your organization stay ahead of the competition and realize your strategic, long-term goals.\n\t7. Having a staffing partner lets you focus on what\u2019s really important\u2014With a strong recruiting expert in your corner, you\u2019ll find your productivity will increase, and you\u2019ll be able to free up operational funds for better use in other projects.\n\tFor more in-depth information about Contract-to-Hire staffing and how it can benefit your organization, download our whitepaper or listen to our Connection Point podcast.