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Most Common Questions about Employment Agencies

There is a bit of mystery surrounding employment agencies, arising largely from the fact that many people don’t truly understand what they do. What are staffing agencies, and how do they work? Now is your chance to find out the answer to these and other common questions.

What Exactly Is a Staffing Agency?

A staffing agency works as a liaison between employer and employee, saving each time and money usually expended in the job searching process. A staffing agency can provide full-time, part-time, contract, or flexible employment.

How Do Staffing Agencies Work?

Staffing agencies are essentially a way for a business to outsource their HR departments. When businesses are looking for a new hire, they spend a lot of money and time advertising jobs, studying resumes, and screening and interviewing candidates. Staffing agencies do most of this legwork to save businesses time and money.

How Do Staffing Agencies Find the Right Person (or Company) for a Desirable Outcome?

Staffing agencies prescreen all of their employees and interview all of their employers. That way, they know the schedule preferences and personal/company values of each. They conduct skill and experience assessments on potential candidates so they can match job-seekers with jobs that fit their qualifications and companies with employees who meet their needs.

How Are Staffing Agencies Beneficial to Job-seekers?

In addition to matching job-seekers with jobs based on their preferences, staffing agencies also assist with resume writing, skill identification and development, ongoing educational opportunities, and some career planning. If you would like to start building your skills with a temp agency, contact Symphony Placements today.

What Types of Jobs Do Staffing Agencies Offer?

Staffing agencies offer jobs in many different fields. Some agencies specialize in certain fields, such as flexible jobs or telecommuting work, tech industry jobs, or creative work. At Symphony Placements, we offer jobs in clerical, IT, health care, customer service, accounting industries, and more. Contact us today to find out what opportunities are currently available.

What Is the Hiring Process Like?

It usually begins by registering with the company, filling out an application, and sending in a resume. After that, the staffing agency will contact you for an interview, where they will determine your job preferences. They may also recommend training, additional educational resources or certification, and interview skill-building exercises.

How Long Does It Take to Find a Job Through a Temp Agency?

This is highly dependent on your preferences, skills, experience, and the supply within the job market; it can take anywhere from a week to a month to find a job that suits your needs.

If you have more questions, or are ready to get started with the process, contact Symphony Placements today.