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Should You Use a Temp Agency? 4 Myths Debunked.

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August 17, 2015
Are you on the fence about partnering with a temp agency, or staffing firm as we like to say? Don’t be! Let us clear up four common misconceptions for you. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

Myth #1: I can’t afford to outsource hiring.

Many people assume that working with a temp agency automatically means higher costs. But did you stop to think about the amount of time it takes to advertise a position and wade through piles of resumes and countless applications? What about the time and money that goes into screening, interviewing, testing, and background checks? Not to mention insurance enrollment, tax paperwork, payroll, and other employment necessities. The beauty of working with a staffing firm is that we handle all of that for you. We take those tasks off of your plate and absorb those costs.

Myth #2: The temp pool is a lower cut of employee.

Not so! The employee culture has been turned on its head in recent years. Today’s employee values flexibility and culture above traditional employment models. Whether it’s a millennial wanting a non-traditional job, an experienced employee ready for a second career, or a tried and true retiree in search of a challenge, today’s temps are more talented, eager, and reliable than you might think. And you also might be surprised at the diverse backgrounds of our candidates. We make placements in HR, admin, customer service, medical, accounting, the executive arena, and more.

Myth #3: You can’t hire permanent employees this way.

While people often think of using a staffing firm for short-term special projects or temporary assignments, don’t overlook going this route for permanent employees. Hiring a temp can be a great way to “try out” an employee and then make the long-term decision. We call this a temp-to-hire or temp-to-perm placement. But we also deal with direct hires and executive searches, too, with the goal of getting you a permanent employment from the start. Not sure which route to go? We’re happy to sit down with you and determine the best course of action.

Myth #4: Temp agencies are about getting a “butt in the seat.”

This couldn’t be further from the truth at TGHR. We think of ourselves as matchmakers, working hard to meet the needs of both parties and find that perfect fit. That’s why we go beyond just surface-level relationships with our clients and candidates. We get to know people face-to-face, learning who they are and what matters to them. And we’re willing to do the right thing—every time—even when it’s not the easy thing. We handpick candidates and clients, and are willing to say no to a potential match if it’s not best for both parties.

Don’t let these myths hold you back from pursuing a temp or temp-to-hire placement. Let us guide you through your options and the process of working with us. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your situation and go from there.