With few exceptions, the staffing service becomes your advocate and “represents you” – a relationship that starts whenever you apply for a job through an staffing service listing and submit your resume. In most cases there is no fee to you as you are the applicant; employer is the client;. Your link is the headhunter or representative who contacts or helps you.
Direct hire positions are permanent, usually full time positions with benefits. A direct hire position is one in which the client company utilizes the staffing company to find the talent, then hires them directly. A candidate offered a direct hire position is not an employee of the staffing company, but goes directly on the client company payroll.
When there is a need for qualified personnel to fill a position immediately, a staffing service is a great resource for just about any type of company. Essentially, a staffing service is a service that matches the labor needs of their corporate clients with individuals who have the skill sets necessary to meet those needs. Here is some information about how staffing agencies work, and why they can save a company a great deal of money.
The typical staffing service will operate with a focus on particular sectors of the job market. As an example, a staffing service may choose to focus on providing day laborers for manufacturing or food service positions. In other cases, the staffing service may choose to focus on providing quality clerical personnel for various types of office work. In still other cases, the personnel agency may direct their energies toward providing corporate clients with executive and managerial personnel. Some larger personnel agencies choose to create divisions, with each division focusing on a different sector of the job market.
A staffing service also usually focuses on providing either personnel for a short time or permanent placement. The short term personnel support is ideal for companies that may need some extra help for a three to six month period, while permanent placement staffing is a great way to find the right people without the company having to use a lot of resources in the hunt. Either way, the staffing service provides access to a pool of talent that the corporate client probably would not have been able to access.
The staffing service can be advantageous for several reasons. First, temporary help through a staffing service does not require going through the hiring process. The company does not have to set up tax forms, withhold taxes or extend any benefits to the temporary personnel. All that is done through the staffing agency. This simplifies the process a great deal for the corporation. While it is true that the company may pay a slightly higher rate per hour for the agency temp, the overall cost remains much lower than bringing on an employee for a short time.
Second, people who enjoy the challenge of working in different companies find that working for a staffing agency is ideal. There is always somewhere new to go and new challenges of ways to apply skill sets. The staffing agency provides a steady source of income, and the change in assignments from time to time helps to keep the task of working new and refreshing.
Third, a staffing agency will do all the legwork in finding the right employee. This can really save the company a lot of money when the need is for a new executive or manager. Since most staffing agencies maintain a comprehensive list of prospects, the chances of having the right person in the permanent position may take days rather than weeks or months.
Many smart business people choose this flexible approach when filling their direct hire positions. Applicants are recruited and screened to your specifications. You can interview as many or a few as you like. Once you have made a selection, the candidate is placed on a temporary evaluation period, usually 90 revenue days (720 hours). During this period, you can determine the candidate’s ability without making a full commitment. No direct hire position is guaranteed. If the candidate is not up to your expectations, we will send a replacement. Also, we will honor the turnover period from the original start date. Once the turnover period is complete, the applicant is available for direct hire with no further charge to you. You may cancel the order at any time. Labor Resource Temp To Hire programs reduces much of the risk associated with hiring. It is good business sense!