The Good and the Bad in Job Placements and Staffing Agencies

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Looking for decent jobs nowadays are hard, the best option there is for the majority of us are to go find temporary job placements from staffing agencies. This may look promising as a step towards a career but there are twists and turns in it. So let’s take a look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Job Placements.

We will first look at the Advantages of Job Placements.

Networking Excellence

A position in job placements makes you meet new people, new clients and even new friends. Temporary jobs allows you as an employee to go to various industries in a year alone

Boredom Free

Temporary jobs never get boring because many adjustments will be made over the course of the work time. It never places you idly and instead puts you in other newer environments.

New Job Employers

Since temporary jobs require no permanency it is easy for the worker to change the current job and work for a different employer. The opportunity to “try out” many jobs in a specific industry allows them to gain information and insight on what job they would enjoy so that they can seek a permanent job later on.

On the skills-training

When landing several jobs as a temporary employee, one learns to acquire new skills, when working in several jobs in a short amount of time this adds to the employee’s skill and more credentials which will look good in a resume.

Agency finds work for you

When you work as a temporary employee, the agency finds you work. The more qualified you are agencies that look for a job, the faster your job hunting will be.

Agencies will act as mediators

Problems or disputes encountered within the company can be mediated by the staffing agency that’s works as mediator and finds solutions to the problems, if for example certain disputes with the coworker or the manager are not resolved; the staffing agency can contact the department manager, human resources and or may transfer you to another position. 

And now we take a look at the Disadvantages of Job Placements

They are Temporary

There is no exact time period for the jobs; they may take months or even weeks before looking for another job.

Lack of Consistency

You may be shuffled form job to job because of technical difficulties with the industry or the company so sudden shifts may change your performance levels

Reports to the Staffing Agency and the Manager

Regular reports may hamper busy schedules and job performance, unlike permanent employment which repots monthly or yearly, you may be subjected to report annually, weekly, maybe even daily.

Little to no Benefits

Companies that give out incentives might only qualify permanent employees rather than those with temporary work, benefits like health and social security included.

Lower Pay

Expect lower pay to temporary jobs rather than those permanent jobs that rise in ranks. Temporary job employees rarely get promoted and thus stay within the position they work with even if qualifies for a raise or a promotion.

Reluctant of hiring for Permanent jobs

Company values employment’s loyalty and they might question the many jobs in your resume for what reasons did you transfer or get another. Most companies are reluctant to hire temporary job workers since they might shift to other opportunities the next time around.

So take a look at the good and bad of getting a temporary job, there might be little risk involves, but it is better to find a job that you enjoy and stick with it. A promotion or pay raise as a permanent employee would help those household funding.

But if you do stick with temporary jobs, it would be wise to pick which agency represents you and supports you through thick and thin. Hope for the best and keep on searching for the right one.

Perl Watson writes on behalf of Bussines and Money Blog – Business 24k


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