Finding a Hiring and Employment Agency in 2022
Not all hiring agencies are created equal. There are many out there so here is our guide to finding an employment agency that will work well with your career and ambitions.
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Look at their jobs
You’ll need to find a hiring agency who has jobs that you actually want to do. Also, some employment agencies simply ask for you to submit a resume or fill out a contact form and they will then have a placement specialist reach out to you. Often, jobs through these kinds of placement agencies will focus more on light assembly or janitorial work. These can be great opportunities for job seekers looking for an entry level job placement.
Read online reviews
While not the whole story, you can often capture the experience of many who have worked with an employment agency by reading reviews online. Google is where people often go to post these reviews. People whose jobs have ended are eligible to post reviews to Glassdoor. Indeed can often be a great way to see anonymous reviews of the placement agency.
That said, these reviews can give you a good benchmark. I recommend looking on multiple platforms such as Google, Glassdoor, and even Facebook to assess how positive people are about working for an employment agency.
Look at the culture
Some employment agencies struggle to uphold a good reputation. This is because they are more focused on profit than on making successful placements with refutable clients. We recommend you check out their mission statement and also look at their messaging on social media.
As a nonprofit employment agency, we help job seekers with disabilities. We seek to help people through thoughtful placements where the employee will succeed and grow during their employment.
Consider their clients
Many companies use employment agency services. Some of these companies are less refutable. Many placement agencies will focus on industries that are physically demanding, such as oil rig operations. Others employment agencies will focus on jobs that see high turnover, such as door-to-door sales and telemarketing.
Remember that your time is valuable and you don’t have to say “yes” to the first placement offered by an employment agency.
Look at their benefits
Benefits are very costly to an employment agency. Benefits are also expensive for full time workers of the client too—and are estimated to account for about a third of their employment cost. Unfortunately, some employment agencies will offer minimal benefits to keep costs down. And when clients pick out employment agencies with low costs, generally the workers will be paid less and offered less comprehensive benefits.
Peak offers health, dental, and vision. We also have an employee retirement savings program as well as an Employee Assistance Program.