Insights and advice about jobs and hiring in the Lehigh Valley.

The Benefits of Permanent Hires vs. Temporary Hires: What’s Right for Your Business?

Your team is made up of both permanent and temporary hires. It’s been this way for a while, and it works well enough. However, you can’t help thinking the mix isn’t exactly optimal.

Every business has its own unique needs. Therefore, you can really benefit from the personalized assistance of a local staffing professional, who understands both your business and the area where you’re located.

Here’s an overview to help you understand what your company has to gain by teaming up with a local staffing firm.

Long-Term Value: Why Permanent Hires Pay Off

Temporary staffers can help you get through a busy season or provide specialized knowledge that you only need for a limited time. These workers definitely add value to your team, but if you need them more often than not, it might be time to make a long-term hire.

Making positions permanent offers many benefits, including keeping top talent on board, knowledge retention and building a stronger team. These long-term advantages will make your team stronger, while increasing both productivity and efficiency.

Tailored Staffing Solutions to Meet Your Goals

When it comes to staffing, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. As noted above, every company is unique, so your staffing plan needs to reflect that. When you work with HTSS, you’ll have a recruiter dedicated to your company.

Our team is local to the Lehigh Valley, so your recruiter already has a deep understanding of business needs and trends in our area. They’ll also take the time to really get to know your company, so they can work with you to create a staffing plan that checks all your boxes.

Cut Recruitment Costs Without Compromising on Quality

Hiring isn’t cheap — but it’s even more expensive when you don’t get it right the first time. You might think you don’t want to take on the added costs of a recruiter, but what you don’t realize is it’s actually cheaper to hire an experienced staffing partner.

When you partner with HTSS, your recruiter won’t stop working until your position is filled, effectively reducing your time to hire. Our recruiters will also use their vast knowledge to choose candidates who are truly a fit for the job and your culture. This will allow you to hire employees who want to build a career at your company, allowing you to enjoy lower retention rates.

If you need help staffing your Lehigh Valley company, HTSS, Inc. is here to assist. Contact us today to discuss a partnership!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.