Staffing agencies are becoming increasingly essential and of utmost importance to the business world day by day. They have become the go to place of the companies and the businesses who are looking to fill temporary and permanent job positions in their office, warehouses etc. A staffing agency is an entity which provides employees whose qualifications matches with of that required by the companies and these employees can work for temporary short time or a long time depending on the client’s requirements.
A staffing agency is also called employment agency. In other words, a staffing company fulfills the labor needs to various companies and businesses by filling their vacant essential work positions with qualified candidates who possess the matching skills and qualifications to do that work.
Staffing agencies now employ 13 million people around the world and have people that can work in basically every industry, firm and business because they people have wide variety of different skills. But on average one staffing company will usually focus its efforts and temporary employees on one job sector before winning that marketplace share and then moving on to the next job sector.
From exclusively providing day laborers to manufacturing and construction companies, service staff and managerial staff for the food industry, secretary and clerical personnel for the office work, to even multi talented managers and executives with vast knowledge to run large and major corporations. Whatever be the client’s requirements, suffice to say, staffing agencies have got any type of worker for any industry for the required job.
Depending upon the need and requirements of the business, clients can employ these types of workers in their business as follows:-
- Temporary Workers: This category of workers and employees are offered to those clients whose business has immediate need for worker but it is needed only for short temporary period. Temporary workers can be placed on both long term as well as short term per project basis, and once the work that they have been assigned has been completed, they can move on to a next job.
- Temporary to permanent Workers: If a business finds that their temporary employee is working very efficiently and that they really like the quality of the work done by the temporary work, they can hire them on permanent basis. Companies can also hire the temporary workers to test new workers that can be their potential permanent employees.
- Permanent Workers: These types of workers fill the permanent positions of the business of the staffing agency clients. The final pay link and everything is directly established between the clients business and the employee and staffing agencies have no role to play what so ever after landing the employee to the business.
Although few large staffing agencies will be able to provide personnel in all of the above three categories, some only focus on one or two aspects of the workers. As the business of the staffing agency blooms and the staffing agency gets bigger and bigger they can provide all the three types of workers.