Staffing Agency Insurance: Temp Job Myths
Today’s job seekers are often finding themselves unemployed six months into their job hunt, yet aren’t taking advantage of what staffing agencies have to offer, which is an opportunity for candidates to gain access to companies on a temporary or temporary-to-hire basis for assignments that can last anywhere from one day to six months or longer.
According to the American Staffing Association, the U.S. recruiting and staffing agency industry created more jobs since the end of the recession than any other single industry in America, as of July 2012. Yet, candidates are often skeptical. Let’s look at the most common misconceptions that job seekers have about getting a job through a staffing company:
Myth #1: A temporary job is not a “real” job.
Myth #2: Jobs you get through staffing companies are low paying.
Myth #3: Staffing companies only work with entry level, administrative type candidates.
Myth #4: Assignments only last a couple of weeks at a time at the most.
Myth #5: Temporary jobs available through staffing companies don’t offer benefits.
Many job-seekers, who are fresh out of college looking for their first job, are not entirely clear on what they want to do for a living, but they do know they “want to do something interesting”. These are the same individuals who either are not aware of what the staffing industry has to offer, or are misinformed. Understanding that apprehension that job seekers might have and addressing concerns could help your staffing agency stand out and recruit more candidates.
World Wide Specialty Programs has always had a singular purpose – to design, develop and provide staffing insurance programs for the staffing industry. Working with over 2,000 insurance brokers nationwide, we know the staffing industry better than anyone, and can provide great options for your staffing industry insurance needs. Contact us today for more information about our staffing agency insurance solutions. (877) 256-0468.