You're ready to fill a position, now you need to decide if you will go the direct hire or temp-to-perm route - which is the best route for you? Being a staffing agency, we often receive the question from our clients, "Is it better to hire an employee as a permanent (direct hire) or temp-to-perm employee?" As with so many things in business, the answer is, "It depends." I sat down with Jessica Kegler, our sales manager, to get her thoughts on this. Let's see and listen to what she has to say about this topic.
There are certain questions we are asked on a regular basis from businesses when considering using The Alpha Group for their staffing and hiring needs: Who is The Alpha Group? What makes your company different from other staffing and employment agencies? What different types of hiring does The Alpha Group assist with? What additional services do you offer? To assist you, and make your life easier, we've brought the answers here, to one location. 
A Guide To Hiring Recruitment Firms Originally Published By: Ken Sundheim, Forbes.com Hiring the right employees for any size company can be extremely difficult and very time consuming. Nevertheless, recruiting top workers should be a priority for every firm and your company should be no different. Since staffing talent can take significant effort and internal HR costs can prove expensive, many organizations consider using a recruitment company. As an employer, if you're considering this route, the following guide should help you: When Should Your Company Hire a Recruiting Firm? There are a few circumstances in which your company could utilize recruiting services. Most often, employers use recruiters when one or more of the following is the case:
Online job boards are the easiest way to attract new applicants to your open positions. But, finding the perfect match for your company goes deeper than just selecting a resume. It’s an employee’s market, so you need The Alpha Difference. Download below!   
Written by Josh Weiss-Roessler Even though things seem to be slowly improving, our job market is—to put it mildly—not good. Many job seekers have been scrounging and scraping and clawing around for work for far longer than normal, and that kind of desperation sometimes makes people engage in behaviors they likely wouldn’t consider in better times.
The average American worker today stays at his or her job a mere 4.4 years, according to a recent Forbes article, while Gen Y’ers (those born between 1977 and 1997) are leaving in a fraction of that time—91 percent expect to stay in a job fewer than three years.
Nothing, in my opinion. However, from the ridiculous overabundance of articles, comments, and recruiting conference content that trashes job boards as if they are the worst source of hire, I am obviously in the clear minority. I continue to see and hear well respected thought leaders in the staffing industry make claims that the value of the job boards is waning and that the quality of candidates on the job boards is low, and it hasn’t slowed down. Because there is such a strong belief that job boards somehow only offer low quality candidates, I am taking the time to offer a different point of view, as well as leverage statistics to prove that the job boards have the same percentage of “A” players as LinkedIn or any other source of hire.