13 Nov Job Staffing Services Fact or Fiction: The Truth About Employment Agencies
Job Staffing Services Fact or Fiction: The Truth About Employment Agencies
Whether you’re an employer or a job seeker, chances are you’ve heard of job staffing services in major cities like San Antonio or Austin. But what exactly have you heard? Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about what it entails to work with a placement agency. Let’s take a closer look and see what’s fact and what’s fiction.
Job Staffing Services are Expensive
There is a cost to the employer to work with an employment agency. However, the costs can easily be justified. Is it the best use of time as an employer to be posting jobs, sifting through resumes, conducting various rounds of interviews, and doing background checks? Your time is money and that time could be spent focusing on furthering your business goals. Not to mention that your area of expertise is not likely to be recruiting. What happens if you go through weeks or even months of hiring someone new only to realize shortly after that you made the wrong hiring choice? A placement agency specializes in bringing you only the candidates who are the best fit for your business. If you’re a job seeker, there is simply no cost to you for working with an agency.
As an employer, you may think that your industry is so specific that agencies wouldn’t be able to help you find what you’re looking for in a candidate. However, you’d be surprised to know that many agencies have specific niches in which they specialize. Whether it be administrative, legal, medical or something else altogether. Employment agencies have a database and networks full of resources and people ready to start exploring as soon as you tell them what you’re looking for.
Agencies Fill Jobs You Can Find Yourself
A common myth among job seekers is that a placement agency will take jobs posted elsewhere online and try to fill them. In some cases, it’s possible that you will see some of the jobs posted by job staffing services elsewhere but most of the jobs posted aren’t posted anywhere else. The agency is working directly with the employer to try and find them the best candidates. So as a job seeker, you have nothing to lose by seeing what an agency might have available.
Employment Agencies Force You to Take Jobs So They Can Collect Their Fee
Many job seekers believe that employment agencies are just looking to make a quick buck, so they force you to take any job, so they can charge their fee. This is NOT TRUE. It just doesn’t make good business sense. How would this help the agency? If you take a position you don’t like you won’t make your best effort to do a good job. That will have a negative effect on both you and the employer and in turn, makes the agency look bad. As a result, the employer won’t trust the agency and will stop working with them to fill their staffing needs. It is the agency’s job to keep both the employer and the candidate happy. You can rest assured that the placement agency is doing everything in their power to ensure successful matches.
If you’re in San Antonio or Austin and you’re either an employer looking to fill a position within your company, or you’re a job seeker looking for employment, there’s no harm in looking into job staffing services to see what they have to offer. At LeadingEdge Personnel we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. We pride ourselves on providing value to our clients.