15 Oct Common Questions About Working With a Staffing Agency
If you’re new to temporary work, you might have some questions about what makes it different from a regular job. Working with a staffing agency has many benefits for those looking for a job opportunity. The company will screen you, your skills and qualifications. It’s a process you only have to endure once, even though the agency will send you to work for multiple companies. Here are answers to other burning questions you may have.
Who Is My Employer?
Once you sign on with an agency, like Ōnin Staffing, that agency is your employer. You will agree to a contract that clearly spells out the terms of your employment. The staffing agency, not the company where you are placed, will handle all of your human resource issues. That includes collecting your time sheets, paying you for your time and deducting taxes.
Do I Have to Accept Every Assignment?
You are free to accept or turn down any temporary assignment you choose while employed by the agency. This flexibility is one of the benefits of working with a staffing agency.
Can I Find a Permanent Job Through a Staffing Agency?
Many companies offer temporary to permanent placement. This means that, after an allotted period of time working at a company through a staffing agency, you can be hired permanently by the company. If you are looking for a permanent position, let your staffing recruiter know your preference, and let them help you find the position that’s right for you.
Is There a Time Limit?
Many people work for staffing agencies for a short period of time while they search for full-time work or attend school. Others, however, choose to work for staffing agencies for many years. The experience gives them variety and stability without tying them in to one specific workplace. For people who are trying to jumpstart careers as freelancers or entrepreneurs, working for a staffing agency can be a great way to pay the bills.
The best way to get all of your questions answered about staffing work is to contact a local staffing agency and schedule an interview. You’ll get the full details about the benefits of using a staffing agency and exposure to a new area of the job market.
Not all Staffing Companies are Created Equal
Many people don’t like working with staffing agencies because they’ve had a bad experience in the past, but some staffing agencies are just better than others. At Ōnin Staffing, we take pride in treating people better than our competitors. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive benefits, which include an Employee Assistance Program, a scholarship fund, medical benefits, holiday pay and vacation pay. In addition, the word “temp” has been banned here. Instead, we view our workers as “Teammates”, as we believe our contingent workers are important members of the Ōnin team, whether they work with Ōnin for three days or three years.
Are you interested in learning more about working with a staffing agency? Find an Ōnin Staffing near you.