You should know that for decades now, staffing agencies have provided numerous services to employers, and also for job seekers who are finding employment opportunities across the nation. Staffing agencies, oftentimes pertained to as employment agencies, will send their employees who are called as head hunters to act as recruitment service for employers who are outsourcing their hiring needs. Truth be told, staffing agencies specialize in particular industry knowledge (this depends on the company that seeks their services), not to mention how they act as human resources professionals who seek out, recruit and hire individuals for a certain job. And also, you have to know how staffing agencies handle the payroll responsibilities and other concerns that the company that hires them have like disciplinary actions and employee claims.
Albeit the fact that these companies are a great resource for employers who do not want to try their hands in hiring affairs, and for job seekers who are having a hard time landing a steady position, there are several essential things that job seekers, in particular, must know about them. Most of the time, when job seekers apply with a staffing agency, there are quite a few things that tend to happen. First and foremost, the job seeker will be interviewed for the position that they are applying for. If the interview goes well, what happens next is that the candidate will be hired on a temporary contract with the staffing agency, and at a later date, will be released from the company for full-time employment. On the other hand, when the candidate is not selected for the position he or she is applying for, the staffing agency will keep his or her name in a job bank on file within the agency. Any possible job that matches the position applied by the candidate will be flagged, and the candidate will be called in the event that future matches meet their needs.
Many staffing agencies out there will require a computer skills assessment examination before a candidate can proceed with the interview, and sometimes, this will throw them off, deterring them from wishing to proceed with the interview. And because of this, it is vital and essential for you to sharpen your computer literacy and skills first before you proceed with the interview. Take note that majority of the staffing agencies that we have today will not interview those who refuse to take the test or fail the test so you really have to be prepared and ready for it. There is only one thing that you can do here and that is to practice until you are confident enough with your skills.