Job Advice

Benefits of a Temp Job While Unemployed and Searching

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
November 23, 2021

Have you recently lost your job or left a toxic workplace? As you job hunt, you may be able to collect unemployment benefits, but the alternative of temporary work could be even more beneficial. Working with a staffing agency like That’s Good HR to find a temp job while unemployed and still searching may even help you find a permanent position quicker! Check out the many benefits to working a temp job while you continue your job search. 

Continue building your resume and skillset

If your job search goes on for a longer period of time, some individuals may be nervous about a gap in their resume. Temporary work can help fill in that gap. The skills and experience you gain from a temp job while unemployed can also add some great new features to your resume. And the flexibility of temporary work means that you’ll still have time to take that shiny new resume on a job interview whenever you need to!

Learn more about your field (or a new one)

At That’s Good HR, we focus primarily on placements for job seekers in the fields of HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare and accounting. If you’re already building a career in one of these fields, then the experience you gain at a temp job while unemployed could be a great benefit to your future. But if you are looking for a new career field, temporary work can be the perfect way to explore your options. With available placements from a variety of local employers, you might just discover a passion for something new. 

A temp job while unemployed could turn permanent

The staffing specialists at That’s Good HR can help you look for temp assignments, temp-to-hire arrangements and direct hire placements. A temp-to-hire position specifically could be the perfect fit for unemployed individuals still searching for something permanent. In this situation, we would match you with a local business for a set amount of time with an end date, which provides a natural time to assess the fit of the position for both parties. 

If both you and your employer feel comfortable with the temp-to-hire job becoming permanent, then you would move onto their official payroll, etc. If for some reason the assignment is not working out, or it is in the company’s best interest to keep the position temporary, our staffing specialists will work with you to find a new placement. 

Network with local employers

We’ve all heard the old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Well, working in a temp job while unemployed is the ultimate way to network with fellow Hoosiers. Your employers can see your work ethic and skill set first hand, and you can get to know coworkers and managers in a professional setting beyond the typical hour-long interview. These relationships are obviously beneficial if you apply for a permanent position within that organization, and if you move forward with a job search elsewhere, you’ll have a number of new references for your applications or LinkedIn profile

Work directly with a staffing specialist

When you work with That’s Good HR, our staffing specialists truly care about you and have your best interest in mind during your search for either a temporary or permanent position. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. “I have really enjoyed working with my staffing specialist,” said recent candidate Jessica Jordan. “She has been so wonderful and thoughtful to work with. She listens to what I am looking for and has never pressured me to interview for a position I did not feel was a good fit. My happiness with an opportunity is equally important to her as the employer’s happiness.”

If you are ready to start your job search with That’s Good HR, you can submit your resume or contact us directly at 317-469-4141! We’d love to help you find the next step in your career. 

Job Advice

Why Temp-to-Hire Assignments Rock Right Now

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
May 18, 2021


Need to get serious about finding a job? Has your job changed or been furloughed due to the pandemic? Have you changed and desire more flexibility or remote working? Get to know a new company with a temp/temp-to-hire assignment offered through That’s Good HR in Indianapolis! Read on to learn more about why temp-to-hire may be the best option to find the right career for you. 

What is a temp-to-hire assignment?

In a temp-to-hire position, we match the city’s best businesses with top-notch job seekers for a set amount of time with the potential of hiring at the end date, which provides a natural time to assess the situation for both parties. It’s easy to get into a new industry or career starting out as a temp, and we handle all of the interviewing processes to match the top candidate with each opening for the best chance of success. 

What happens at the end date?

The end of your temp-to-hire assignment offers a chance for both you and your employer to assess satisfaction with the placement. If you both feel comfortable with the position becoming permanent, then you’ll move onto their official payroll, etc. If for some reason the assignment is not working out, or it is in the best interest to keep the position as a temporary placement, our staffing specialists will work to find the next logical step for both parties. 

How will I receive pay and benefits?

When you start a temp or temp-to-hire assignment, your payroll and benefits will be offered through That’s Good HR. We help ensure temp-to-hire workers receive competitive hourly rates. We also offer our temp-to-hire workers great benefits like health insurance, holiday pay, referral bonuses and vacation pay.

Where can I find a temp-to-hire position?

If you are looking for a temp or temp-to-hire position, you can search our current job listings specifically for this type of assignment. We offer a wide range of careers for Hoosiers to test the waters in fields like HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare or accounting. And a bonus — our services are free for job seekers, from applying to interviewing to onboarding at your new position!

Temp-to-hire placements are the best of both worlds. You’ll receive the security of a fulfilling new career with a solid paycheck and benefits like insurance, but you’ll also have the flexibility to try something new if the position doesn’t work out. You’ll also get to learn new skills and network with contacts for any future career moves. And your staffing specialist from That’s Good HR will be alongside you the whole way, staying in touch regularly and offering solid solutions if any problems arise. 

If you’re ready to look for your next temp-to-hire placement apply here or would like our help to fill a staffing need as an employer, contact our team online or call 317-469-4141.

HR Insights

Hiring a Temp Through That’s Good HR: What to Expect

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Tiffany Moore
VP, Client Partnerships
May 18, 2017

Do you feel overwhelmed about hiring a new employee? Are you too swamped to even think about sorting through resumes or holding interviews? Or maybe you just don’t know where to start. That’s okay; we’re here to help. Let’s walk through what to expect when you work with a staffing firm like That’s Good HR.

For starters, just get in touch. You can reach us through our website, send an email, or just pick up the phone (317-469-4141). You’ll be connected with Tiffany Moore or Mary Springer, who have been working with businesses like you for decades. They’re happy to walk you through the process. No strings attached and no pressure. Just a friendly chat to find out how we can help.

If you have a specific position in mind that you’re hoping to fill, it’s helpful to gather information before you call. Here’s what you should try to nail down:

  • Placement type (temp, temp-to-hire, or direct hire)
  • Preferred working days and hours
  • Targeted start date (and end date, if temporary)
  • Basic company background
  • The culture of the company & department
  • Duties and expectations
  • Necessary skill sets
  • Desired experience
  • Ideal personality
  • Pay (if it were an in-house employee)
  • Interview preference (whether you want to be involved or just let us handle it)

Next it’s time for you to take a break. Phew! We’ll wade through all the info you provide, comb through our candidate pool, and get back to you with possible matches (often within a day!). But our work isn’t done yet.

After the initial call, we’ll pay you an in-person visit so we can meet with you personally. It’s a great way to get to know you and your needs better, to answer your questions, and tour your facility or office. This visit also allows us to better describe your workplace and company culture to candidates, making a better match possible.

Finally, we concentrate our efforts on finding the best fit for your position. Once you sign on, our goal is to send you 3 resumes within 24 hours. From there, your feedback lets us know if we’re hitting the mark. Next we schedule interviews, handling all direct communication with the candidate so it’s super easy for you. We spend time with selected candidates, doing face-to-face interviews and getting to know them well. If background checks or assessments are involved, we take care of the time and expense of those, too! Once the right match is chosen, you’re off and running! Even then we continue to handle details and expenses for you like health insurance, holiday pay, payroll taxes (including unemployment), and vacation pay.

Hiring your next employee doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Staffing firms like That’s Good HR are here to take the burden of finding the right candidate off your shoulders. One quick call is all you need to get started. Ready to get the ball rolling? Contact us today!