Contract to Hire positions – an increasing trend in 2012


The flowers are starting to bloom and so is the job market. Many companies are currently looking to significantly grow their IT work force in 2012 and are ultimately creating many new permanent positions. There is however, a slight caveat to these perm positions in many cases. Although more perm positions are being created, many hiring managers are looking to ‘try’ before they ‘buy’ and would like a potential candidate to work in a contract or temp role for a few months before they become perm employees with full benefits. Essentially, companies are becoming increasingly vigilant about finding the right candidate for a perm position and by hiring a candidate initially as a contractor, they can ensure the candidate is going to be the right fit for the position and company culture. Temp to perm positions can also be good news for a candidate who wants to ‘try out’ the position, the boss, the co-workers, and the company culture and see if the role is something they will be happy doing on a perm basis.

About Barbara Feldman

Barbara primarily works with New England based companies providing consulting and permanent staffing services in the areas of EDI, Supply Chain, ecommerce, and Information Technology. She works directly with hiring managers and company recruiters to understand their staffing goals and requirements and position candidates in response to her client’s requirements.

She began her career working for GE Information Services and became responsible for growing their EDI practice in North America. She then joined Fidelity Investments and was chartered with automating their manual supply chain practices by implementing EDI and online requisitioning throughout Fidelity. Barbara has also worked as a Software and Services Account Manager at Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. She currently serves as a Board of Director Member of the New England Electronic Commerce User Group Association (NEECOM) and is a graduate of General Electric’s Management Corporate Training program. In her free time, Barbara enjoys tennis, cycling, travel, and spending time with her family and friends.

One Response to “Contract to Hire positions – an increasing trend in 2012”

  1. Gilda Reitano


    I am seeking a job opportunity in the EDI world. I was the EDI coordinator & then the Project Manager for Xerox Corporation for over 10 years until the corporation decided to move their manufacturing to Mexico. If you have any consulting opportunities available please e-mail me & I will send you my resume.
    Gilda Reitano


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