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What happens if you get a job through an agency?
The agency interviews the job seekers and places them in appropriate positions. Typically, the agency then pays the selected candidate to work for the client company. If the company decides to hire the job seeker permanently, the staffing agency will no longer pay the job seeker.
Is it good to work for a staffing company?
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. Between benefits and a good salary, you can support yourself and your family with short-term positions.
Should you use a temp agency?
If you need a quick hire or to fill a temporary role, staffing agencies might be right for your company. Staffing agencies are more expensive but give you access to a bigger and better pool of talent. If you need to fill a specialized or critical company position, that extra cost might be worth it for better talent.
Is it worth joining a recruitment agency?
Finding a job through a recruitment agency has a lot of advantages. Firstly, they’ll often have built up good relationships with a lot of top employers, giving you exclusive access to their jobs. You’ll also get put forward for positions that you wouldn’t otherwise have heard about.
Do job candidates pay fees to staffing agencies?
A job candidate doesn’t pay fees to use the services of a staffing agency. There might be deductions on their paycheck once hired, but the amount paid corresponds to what the employer would have paid directly. The employer is paying the fees to the agency. No staffing agency should charge an employee.
Why don’t I want to use a staffing agency?
Alison founded CareerToolBelt.com and has been an expert in the field for more than 20 years. Some job seekers don’t want to use a staffing agency because they think these agencies only provide entry-level, temporary jobs.
Do you have to pay to be considered for jobs at agencies?
Because the company (rather than the job seeker) is the client, you don’t have to pay to be considered for jobs at an agency. When you sign up to work with a staffing agency, they ask you about your skills and experience and let you know if they have a job that might be a good fit for you.
How do agencies hire new employees?
If the agency doesn’t have an existing employee who is a good fit for an open role, it will typically advertise the position on job boards and other places job seekers would likely look. From there, it will accept applications and conduct interviews and a background check if required, just as any other employer would.