Fact or Fiction? Examining Employment Agency Myths

By Robert Half on July 15, 2016 at 3:12pm

Fact or Fiction?

Examining Employment Agency Myths

Have you considered using an employment agency to find your next job? Temporary work is a great way to take that next step in your career, so don’t be led astray by some common myths about using a temp agency.

Myth No. 1: You have to PAY to play.

Reality: No Cost to You

Reputable employment agencies are paid solely by client companies, leaving candidates with no out-of-pocket expenses.

Myth No. 2: Agencies only offer low-level work.

Reality: Challenging Assignments

Companies have hired temporary workers to oversee accounts receivable, process payroll, conduct audits and investigate fraud.

Myth No. 3: Temporary jobs pay less.

Reality: Competitive Pay

Temporary workers are paid on par with the hourly earnings of salaried staff — and potentially even more if their specialized skills can help fill a critical need.

Myth No. 4: You’ll have no chance to develop new skills.

Reality: Training Provided

The best employment agencies offer free skills training even prior to placement, helping you polish your profile with additional expertise.

Myth No. 5: Temporary assignments interfere with your search for full-time jobs.

Reality: Opens New Doors

Many companies use temporary assignments to evaluate candidates for full-time positions, enabling you to develop and apply relevant skills right before their eyes.





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