A direct hire opportunity through Contact 1 is when we place a candidate in a permanent opportunity with a client. Instead of being hired by Contact 1, you are hired by the client directly. This process is normally more intensive and might include multiple rounds of interviews. Direct hire opportunities tend to be mid to senior level positions.
A temporary (contract) assignment could be a few days, weeks, or months, but the role is expected to end at some point. With a temporary job, you are employed by Contact 1 and assigned to the client company for the duration of the assignment. At the end of your contract, Contact 1 will work with you to identify a new opportunity.
With a temp-to-hire position, the client makes it clear from the beginning that they are looking for a candidate for the long-term. Temp-to-hire allows both the client and candidate to make sure the job is a good fit before making a final hiring decision. After a trial period, if both the client and candidate are satisfied, the client can hire the candidate as a permanent employee.