Many people, both employers and employees, have mixed feelings when it comes to getting involved with a temp agency.
There has been some confusion on how a temp agency works and who benefits from it. While the inner workings of temp agencies is somewhat complex, their overall mission is simple. A temp agency’s main objective is to connect qualified job candidates with potential employers. A temp agency only stays in business if it provides the highest quality service to everyone involved in the job search process. However, the temp agency route is not for everyone. With that in mind, let’s dive into everything you need to know before contacting a temp agency.
Working with temp agencies typically includes negotiating and signing a contract.
For employers, this contract includes the fees and markups associated with each temporary worker they hire. It can also include a timeline for how long the employers wishes to utilize the agency’s services. Employees don’t have to worry about a contract until they reach the hiring stage of the process. At this point, they sign a contract agreeing to some restrictions in regards to work opportunities. In addition, employees are also agreeing to the terms that everything related to their temporary job must be done through the temp agency.
Developing a relationship with a reputable temp agency can be an exciting opportunity!
Every temp job offers you the opportunity to grow and expand your circle of connections. This is critical because, in today’s job market, who you know is just as important as what you know. These new connections can become references, mentors, and even close friends, the possibilities are endless! Another perk to being in contact with temp agencies, is that it grants you exclusive access to companies who only hire temporary workers.
Working with a temp agency also allows you to build up your resume. Besides learning new skills, you’ll also be allowed the chance to work in a variety of different environments. This will allow you the chance to see exactly what type of job in right for you. A temporary job can also be a stepping stone towards full time employment, if you work hard and are a right fit for the company.