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How can I publish short trial shifts with CoopleRecruit?
How can I publish short trial shifts with CoopleRecruit?

If you want to try candidates on the job before offering them a permanent position, simply follow these steps to set up a trial period.

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Written by Josh from Operations
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With CoopleRecruit, you can try out candidates during flexible missions – to watch how they work and monitor their performance on the job. Once you've seen them in action and believe they really are the best fit for your team, you can then hire them permanently at half of the usual hiring cost. What's not to love?

Why create short trial shifts?

We have two types of trials so you can pick the one that best suits your business needs: short trials (usually 1-2 weeks long) and long trials (over 2 weeks long).

  • Long trials are most popular amongst industries with high turnover rates, like logistics, retail and hospitality. To create long trial shifts, please talk to our team via the Help Centre.

  • Short trials are a great option for businesses looking for specialised talent, such as office workers, telesales agents or managers. You can quickly test the performance of your workers and even include one-on-one interviews as part of the process.

How can I publish short trial shifts?

Just follow these simple steps:

1. Create a mission.

2. Write ‘Permanent’ in the job title. This will help Cooplers know your mission is a flexible opportunity with the potential to become a permanent position.

3. Set the hourly wage. (For example CHF 30.- / hour.)

4. Use the job description to define your expectations:

  • Mention that the job is a paid trial to evaluate candidates’ skills before hiring permanently.

  • Explain that the wage advertised is the hourly wage for the trial period.

  • Include the monthly wage for permanent hires. (For example CHF 3'500.- / month.)

  • Describe what you’ll be evaluating during the trial period, so candidates know what to do to showcase their skills.

  • If you’re planning on interviewing candidates, mention it in the description.

  • Include the experience, skills and responsibilities you want permanent hires to have.

  • Create shifts during 1 or 2 working weeks. During this time, you should be able to test multiple candidates for as little as a few hours or for as long as two weeks.

That’s it!

What are the next steps?

If you find the right candidates during your first trial period, talk to our team and we’ll help you transition them to permanent hires.

If you didn’t find the right people and wish to start a new trial period, repeat the process laid out above until you are ready to hire the best permanent workers for your company.

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