Are Temp Agencies for Me?

Resume Bear

Should you use a temp agency? What is a temp agency? Perhaps there are high seasons for a particular company and more employees are needed, like over the holidays or during the summer – temp agencies can help fill these seasonal positions. Should a business owner use a temp agency? For business owners who have a need to fill a temporary position, a temp agency may help them. Should a qualified person use a temp agency to find a job?

June Jobs Report: 287,000 New Jobs, But Unemployment Up

Workology

The US economy added 287,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in June and average hourly wages rose by %0.02 However, BLS also released revised numbers for May, downgrading its original assessment of nonfarm payroll jobs added to 11,000.

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My Worst Interview

Career Alley

So off I went on an interview with a well-known payroll services company in their software support department. Job interviews are kind of like beauty contests. You put on your best suit, some lipstick, make sure there is nothing stuck in your teeth and off you go.

2014 194

WITNESS THE 2017 SOUTH SNOWPOCOLYPSE: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.

HR Capitalist

While temps where in the 50s. Even thought the roads were enough to keep most people from work, at least 12 employees (I'm guessing that location has 30-35 people on the payroll?)

2017 59

Starting A Business? 4 Ways To Capitalize On Economic Trends

Career Realism

economy, based on such areas as stock prices, payroll, sales and production, unemployment and inflation. Temp staffing. There are many franchise companies in the temp staffing field.

2015 112

recruiters speaking in code, giving sensitive input to a search firm, and more

Ask A Manager

Temp agency is handling our temp’s payroll wrong. I work at a charity, and recently, for the first time, we contracted with a temp agency to bring in an office employee to cover a permanent staff member’s leave. But I have some concerns about the agency’s payroll compliance. The temp is on 37.5 The payroll person at the agency says she’s only getting 2 hours of overtime, because the rest falls under 40 hours! It’s five answers to five questions.

2015 59

the best day of the week to apply for a job, email accounts for former employees, and more

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Can I ask for more money when I move from temp to perm? I have a question about salary negotiations when moving from a temp position to a permanent position. Right now I’m a temp at a company and I absolutely love the work and the people. I assume that as with most temp positions, the company is paying several dollars more per hour than the agency is paying me. Negotiate based on the market rate for your work and not the temp premium.

2014 62

I keep hearing my coworker prayed about me, job applicant lied about past experience, and more

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Including a four-week temp job on a resume. My housemate quit a long-term (10 years) but low-paying job with a badly managed company to take a temp-to-perm contract with more responsibility and more potential at a much higher pay rate. He’s done one short-term (4-5 week) temp position earlier this year through a well known recruiting/temp firm, but nothing else has been available or offered. ” Should he add this short-term, temp job on his resume or not?

2015 56

Leave Policy Missing In Action

Evil HR Lady

For example: Can this individual remain on the payroll collecting sick leave until the leave runs out? Under what circumstances can an employee with sick leave available but no intention of returning to work remain on the payroll? How all this fits with your disability (short and long term) policies Under what conditions a manager is allowed to hire a temp or contractor to fill the duties See, that's not so hard, right?

2008 100

Leave Policy Missing In Action

Evil HR Lady

For example: Can this individual remain on the payroll collecting sick leave until the leave runs out? Under what circumstances can an employee with sick leave available but no intention of returning to work remain on the payroll? How all this fits with your disability (short and long term) policies Under what conditions a manager is allowed to hire a temp or contractor to fill the duties See, that's not so hard, right?

2008 100

employee’s boyfriend keeps making her late for work, seriously ill employee who’s making mistakes, and more

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Yes, because you won’t be getting benefits and will be responsible for your own payroll taxes, you should charge more than you were getting as an employee per hour. If he pushes back, you can point that out: “Sticking with my employee rate would mean doing the work for less money than I am now, given that I’ll be covering my own payroll taxes. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee’s boyfriend keeps making her late for work.

2019 59

The First 90 Days: Why Temporary Staffing Is A Permanent Solution for Small Business

Corn on the Job

What they need is a staffing agency that can take on the bulk of the liability for things like payroll and talent acquisitions while staying on top of the latest workforce trends relevant to your industry. A temp agency allows you to evaluate a worker’s fit for your company for a 90 day (try before you buy) period. 90 days: that seems to be the magic number of days that a new hire gets to prove his meddle. It is both a honeymoon period and a trial period all rolled into one.

2014 70

5 Lessons From A Successful ‘Business-Of-One’

Career Realism

Benefits, insurance, and the good old “steady paycheck” are certainly good reasons to go back on someone else’s payroll. But whenever I’m tempted to “get a job,” I’m reminded of what a former CEO once said to me about Hollywood: that it’s “full of highly-paid temps.” Even for those of us who know we’re happier working independently, it’s alluring to contemplate rejoining the conventional workforce.

2014 85

my department will fall apart if I get pregnant and take maternity leave

Ask A Manager

Our payroll person is trying to get pregnant as well. You could also look into hiring long-term skilled temps from a company that specializes in HR placement (these aren’t like admin temps, but are people who are trained in HR and can actually fill in for some of the core work that you do). A reader writes: I am currently an HR generalist for a medium-sized not-for-profit (health care). I work under the HR director and am also over one HR assistant.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It was listed through a temp agency (unusual) and I tried to apply through their website, which was awful and tedious, asking ridiculous lower-than-entry-level temp agency type questions. Well, they might not be doing the hiring in-house and might simply forward your materials to the temp agency, but there’s no real harm in trying. I was hired on as a temp 6 months ago with about 30 other people.

I’m interviewing for the same job as my former employee, my coworker shared my salary info, and more

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The owner has always said that payroll is to be kept confidential at all times. I’d go talk to the owner and say, “You’ve made it very clear that payroll information is confidential. Telling a temp I think she’d make a good addition to our team. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker shared my salary info because she was angry at me. My coworker was just recently made office manager, and it has gone to her head.

2014 60

I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

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We have a temp coming in to transition her work during her leave from June to October. I know the temp coming in (former employee who saw grass isn’t always greener) and strongly assume that she will want the full-time gig if presented to her after the current employee’s departure. It would be legally shaky if they’d actually been paying you for that side work as a contractor — meaning that weren’t taking out payroll taxes for that part of your pay.

we’re not allowed to exercise while staffing a conference, employer wants my high school diploma, and more

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They emphasized their good will and that they would leave me on the payroll for a while, which would be beneficial for finding another job. The exception here would be temp-to-perm or temp staffing agencies, but that’s a different thing.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We’re not allowed to work out while staffing a conference. I work for a small healthcare-related organization that holds an annual meeting each year.

2014 57

EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.

HireCentrix

JES/Genie Temp Agency ordered to Pay $80,000 to. (16 » Absent Employees Drain Productivity and Profits It’s only logical that companies are beginning to pay more attention to costs of an absent employee.According to a survey by Mercer, the total cost of absence can equal as much as 36% of payroll when combined with the cost of absence related. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us.

2011 43

should I hold a grudge over the job I didn’t get, restrictive new PTO policy, and more

Ask A Manager

My daughter works as a payroll and benefits specialist and employee trainer for a great company which, nevertheless, is eliminating her position in all locations across the board (by implementing a computer kiosk system). He sporadically temped in 2007 and 2008, nothing that lasted longer than a few weeks. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go. Is it okay to ask my employer to look at my daughter’s application?

2014 62

tiny answer Thursday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Is this temp-to-perm-to-temp job fishy? I accepted a temp-to-perm job that was suppose to go perm after a month or two. Is this at all a likelihood or just an excuse to keep me off payroll? It’s tiny answer Thursday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Hiring the runner-up before firing the first choice. I am an HR director for a nonprofit of about 120 people.

2012 55

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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It’s in your interest to get these taxes straightened out though, and you can’t get unemployment if you weren’t paying into the system through payroll taxes. years, I found a job through a temp service working in a collections center for an auto loan company. It’s short answer Saturday! Here we go… 1. Can my company fire me if I can’t move? I recently went through a long, strenuous training for my piloting job.

2011 54

my reference stole a job from me, applying for a promotion after tardiness troubles, and more

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I worked with her for 6 years, then off and on again after the company (Company A) downsized me and she called on me for temp work. I have not informed my current supervisor, because when a colleague of mine told him she was looking due to the payroll problems, she was fired on the spot. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go…. My reference applied for the job I wanted, after I told her about it.

2014 55

my friend lied to me about a job, rigid interview dates, and more

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On the other hand, I’m not sure about the etiquette of saying “I’m looking for a different job because we can’t make payroll,” in a cover letter. In that case, you’d want to look at other types of employment, like temping and contract jobs. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. My friend applied for the job I wanted and lied when I asked her about it.

2013 55

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off. You saw your temp position posted, or a permanent version of it? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently?

2011 71

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

Usually a sole proprietor files a 1040, Schedule C, Schedule SE…if you have employees as well as being a sole proprietor, then you are also required to file 941′s each quarter there is an employee on the payroll and a 940 for the unemployment taxes.

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

Also, if everyone is on time and leaves when they are scheduled to, the people in charge of payroll are kept happy. temp workers new account manager is a jerk 10 things to know about applying for nonprofit jobs what qualifications can trump experience, when job-searching?

2011 74

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

There ARE gray areas with titles, especially when you have a payroll system that just classifies people with letters and numbers. temp workers new account manager is a jerk 10 things to know about applying for nonprofit jobs what qualifications can trump experience, when job-searching?

2011 72

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

Perhaps I’m saving them money by not being a full-time employee and costing them for health benefits and payroll taxes, but that’s hardly worth mentioning, is it?

2011 71

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

Ask A Manager

One of the first things I tried to do was make sure time/payroll was accurate because some people were obviously “playing the system&# and others were working to cover for them and not getting compensated for it.

2011 71

how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I assumed they (and other payroll-type stuff) were calendar-year-based, but I could be wrong. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 71