What You Need To Know About Staffing Agencies
For decades, the staffing agencies have been providing services to employers who are seeking for employees and also providing opportunities to job seekers all over the U.S. What this staffing agency does is that, it specialize specific industry knowledge while serving as a human resource professionals by recruiting and hiring people for a specific job such as disciplinary action and employee claims, conducting and dealing with payroll responsibilities.
The good thing about these agencies is that, for those employers who do not want to dip into the hiring process as well as for job seekers who have a hard time finding a steady position. As a job seeker, here are a few things you need to know about the staffing agencies. If you are a job seeker and applies through a staffing agency, there are number of things that can happen. You will be interviewed for the position you are applying. As soon as you pass the first stage, you will then be given a temporary contract by the staffing agency and then released to the company for a full time job. If ever you are not hired for the said position that you applied, the staffing agency will then keep you name on file within the agency. Once there is a job match, you will then be flagged and be contacted for the job.
Today, most of these staffing agencies are discouraging applicants by telling them that they have to first take a computer skill assessment examination before they are even interviewed for one of their jobs. What is important is that, before you even go for an interview, make sure that you have already sharpen your skills. There are also staffing agencies that do not interview job seekers if you refuse or fail a number of test so take a lot of practice.
It is also very important for you to know that when you apply at a staffing agency, be sure to know that the job is either direct hire, temporary hire or contract to hire. Staffing agencies are often used by companies to hire employees that are for temporary or contract to hire positions. Temporary contract is just what it is, working for a few months and then once the company no longer needs you then you are terminated. Contract to hire is slightly different because the company lets you work for about 3 to 6 months and after that period, the company will then choose employees and hire them to work as a full time employee or the company will contact the staffing agency that the employee is no longer needed.
Before signing any contract, make sure that the staffing agency is reputable and has a solid track record or hiring people.