Common Staffing Agency Misconceptions
When looking for a new job many people turn to a few outlets to help them get started. Some turn to local listings in the newspaper, others go online to sites like Monster.com or Indeed.com. However, many people have found the hidden gem of finding a new job: utilizing a staffing agency. Despite the incredible resources that a staffing agency can provide job-seekers, many people are wary of using their services. Why? There are many misconceptions surrounding the pros and cons of using a staffing company. We’re here to clear up some of the common staffing agency misconceptions!
Pay to Play
Myth: Staffing agencies charge the job-seeker for their services
Truth: At Signature Staffing, we are hired by our clients to find the best employees for their unique positions. Therefore, our job-seekers don’t pay a dime! We are here to help you find your next job, free of charge!
Myth: Staffing agencies only offer temporary positions
Truth: While it is true that some staffing agencies only offer with temporary positions, most agencies like ourselves also offer full-time, permanent positions.
Myth: Only minimum wage jobs are offered
Truth: Most of the positions we fill pay over $10/hr. Also, we offer a variety of jobs that pay over $20!
Myth: Staffing agencies only offer hard labor or factory worker positions
Truth: While we do cater to those who prefer factory work or hard labor, many of our positions are in an office setting. To get a better idea of the jobs we offer, here is a short list of positions we fill on a regular basis:
- Account Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- Customer Service Representative
- Dental Assistant
- Lab technician
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Billing
Myth: Staffing agencies don’t offer benefits
Truth: Many of the positions we offer turn into long-term full-time positions. After our client hires our employee full-time (normally after a 90-day period) the employee is eligible to receives benefits. These benefits can include health, eye and dental insurance.