A staffing agency is a business that matches employees with companies that need to fill empty jobs.
Recruiters conduct interviews, hiring procedures, background checks and drug tests with applicants. Many of the positions they fill are entry-level which can lead to long-term careers, although many others require experience. Agencies even have positions, often referred to as temp-to-hire, that allow workers to be hired by that company after a short trial period of work.
Different temporary services have different hiring processes, but the process typically goes something like this: To get a job through a temp service, you will first fill out an application. A recruiter will look at your application and resume. After this, they will interview you to discuss your skillset and the open positions they have. If you are interested in one, you will continue with paperwork.
You may have to fill out a background check form and then take a drug screen. After this process, you will complete the final hiring paperwork. If you are offered a position, you will discuss your date to start work.
Once you start work, you are employed by the staffing agency. If you are ill, you will call the agency office to report an absence. Your paycheck and benefits will be received through the staffing company. The amount of time it takes to be hired by the client will vary; however, it can be based on your performance and dedication.
What Is a Staffing Agent?
Staffing agents can be called by many different names, including recruiter, head hunter, talent officer or employment agent. Regardless of the title, a staffing agent will help you find a job. They will typically ask you about your past experience, skill sets and interests to help find the best position for you. A staffing agent may also help you fill out an application or hiring documents once they have found the right position for you.
What are the benefits of working with a staffing agency?
A staffing agency can give you access to jobs and companies that you would not be able to find otherwise. Businesses use agencies to fill positions that range from entry-level to upper-level management. Some jobs are never listed because companies only use a staffing agency to recruit the best.
By working with a staffing agency, you can get an opportunity to make a great first impression, learn about the company and get your foot in the door at a great workplace.
A staffing agency allows you to apply at multiple companies with one application and process, saving you time. The recruiter will review your information and match it to the best job available for you. If you are not interested, they will continue trying to match your skills to the needs of their clients.
What should I know about staffing agencies?
- You do not have to accept the first position you are offered. You can wait for the right job.
- A recruiter’s job is to find you work. When you come into the office, their goal is to process your application and get you a job as quickly as possible. However, you can ask to wait for a better fit if you feel the job offered is not right for your situation.
- Policies on pay, background checks and drug tests, will vary depending on the agency you choose. Because state laws, client needs or management teams are different depending on your location, no two staffing agencies are exactly alike.
- A poor experience with one staffing office should not prevent you from trying another location or agency later. Most staffing agencies want to get you a good job.
- Businesses have open jobs, and staffing companies find people like you to work these positions.Generally, these businesses need workers to fill immediate jobs, and they also want to find good people from the agencies to add to their own teams. Working through a staffing agency can give you the advantage to start a good career.
What is it like to work for a staffing agency?
When you are working for a short-term staffing agency in areas such as light industrial or light clerical work, you will usually be given an assignment to complete for a local business. A reputable staffing agency will match your skills, abilities and career goals to the open positions.
You will report to the client for work each day. You might only talk to the agency when you have questions about pay or other benefits. It depends on your situation.
How long it takes to get hired on by the client company depends on the company’s needs, your performance and your skills; it could take weeks or months.
Is there a cost to using a staffing agency?
It depends on the agency. Some agencies have fees which are passed along to either clients or employees.
The Ōnin Group does not charge our Teammates for working with us. The pay rate you are offered is the amount you are paid. The only amount withdrawn from your check is the cost of any insurance you pick and any taxes you have to pay.
Some job assignments may require special equipment, such as steel-toed boots or protective eyewear, which you will be responsible for providing; however, some offices may offer to buy it for you and deduct it from your check. This would be an agreement between you and the staffing branch.
Are there people who make a career out of doing temp jobs?
Yes, some people enjoy the flexibility and variety offered in working with a staffing agency.
Some staffing agencies offer great benefits that are sometimes even better than regular employers. Many positions also offer competitive wages. Between benefits and a good salary, you can support yourself and your family with short-term positions.
What are some signs that your temp job is likely or unlikely to go perm?
In our current job market, unemployment is low and there are few people to take the jobs that employers need filled. What this means is employers are hungry for skilled and qualified workers.
If you are working a job and want to get hired on permanently, your chances are good if you work hard. It is important to ask yourself if you want to stay at your current job or company. If you do not, there is no point in staying, and you should look for the right fit for you. However, if you really like what you are doing and where you work, then do the work to get noticed.
You will need to have great attendance and a good attitude. Pay attention to job postings to figure out the skills you need to get it. Then work on gaining the skills.
Volunteer for special work projects that will teach you the skills you need, find a mentor who can show you, or take classes to learn the skills you need for that promotion. Although a permanent placement is not guaranteed with a staffing agency, your hard work is sure to pay off.
How long does a temp job last?
Your job lasts as long as the client needs you. Some jobs may be a short-term project from the start. Many … Read the rest