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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

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    Where I come from, those that lie are called liars.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    i wonder if this is a region and or industry thing???

    because in the pittsburgh area temp agencies pretty much dominate for tech to engineering jobs in the mechanical, software, electronic and IT industries.

    This is what i do and who i hire.

    and like i said iver use temp firms to get almost all my jobs and certainly my best ones and long term ones

    also i mostly only use temp agencies to hire because of how super beneficial it is to me and my company.
    1.) they do the recon for me and screen well because they want to hold up thier rep.
    2.) the temp to hire contract is all on them and its great reassurance that if a person doesnt work out we just let them go and again they do the work
    3.) they also start learning what im looking for and develop providing the best possible for my needs, they get a feel for it and save us the leg work. if its entry level they even go to fairs and schools and recruit for us.

    maybe this is different in other areas/industries but in pittsburgh for tech stuff they are great
    on a side note I did stop using one NEWER agency because the quality of employee they sent was never up to par
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Some people love temping, but it wouldn't be for me.

    Except out of necessity, of course.
    Yes, there isn't much chance for advancement with a temp agency and you don't get a lot of choice in the work you will be doing. The employer uses the temp agency when he needs experienced people who don't need a lot of training fast. Those with advanced highly specialized skills generally command more money than your average temp employee, but it is still going to be less money than you can usually get in a permanent job. Temp employees often, not always but often, cost the employer more than a regular employee because the hourly wage pays the temp agency as well as the employee.

    But for the employers, a competent, ready-to-be-productive temp employee is a godsend in a pinch. And many people who have been in business for any length of time have used a temp agency for a replacement when their beloved secretary was out on maternity leave or when there is a larger than usual order to fill during a flu epidemic when half their staff is out sick. The employer trusts the temp agency to have already done reasonable background and reference checks and can put the person right to work.

    And a whole bunch of us who were waiting for a door to be opened for a permanent job, have been very grateful for the income the temp agency provided during the interim.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Yes, there isn't much chance for advancement with a temp agency and you don't get a lot of choice in the work you will be doing. The employer uses the temp agency when he needs experienced people who don't need a lot of training fast. Those with advanced highly specialized skills generally command more money than your average temp employee, but it is still going to be less money than you can usually get in a permanent job. Temp employees often, not always but often, cost the employer more than a regular employee because the hourly wage pays the temp agency as well as the employee.

    But for the employers, a competent, ready-to-be-productive temp employee is a godsend in a pinch. And many people who have been in business for any length of time have used a temp agency for a replacement when their beloved secretary was out on maternity leave or when there is a larger than usual order to fill during a flu epidemic when half their staff is out sick. The employer trusts the temp agency to have already done reasonable background and reference checks and can put the person right to work.

    And a whole bunch of us who were waiting for a door to be opened for a permanent job, have been very grateful for the income the temp agency provided during the interim.
    In my case the temp employees always cost more than FTEs. We pay the agency the hourly rate plus as much as an additional 150% of the hourly rate (depending on the skill set we need). The normal fee is anywhere from 25% of the hourly rate (for lower skill set) to 150% for the higher skill set. We don't always hire FTEs for these jobs because they're development projects.

    The agency's other big value comes from doing all of the vetting before we get the worker. It's a God send to not have to spend hours doing interviews, reference checks, drug testing, etc.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Interesting. All these weird happenings, and it was always their fault. Uh huh.

    The lesson from your first example is that you're not worthy of a job, hence why I doubt that everything was always the other person's fault.


    What kinda slave talk are you speaking?

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I happened to marry a man who got transferred a lot and we mutually agreed from the beginning that he would be the primary bread winner. That meant I had to start over in each new town. The temp agencies were a wonderful way to go right back to work while I learned the ropes of the new place and figured out where the permanent jobs were. I never had to work in the temp jobs for long, but some of my coworkers preferred the temp agency for the flexibility and variety it offered. And they pretty much made a career of it turning down permanent job offers that came their way.

    If you don't like temp agencies, though, how about getting behind those of us who are promoting a strong, healthy, economy and lots of real job creation in the private sector. Find enough good jobs for folks to take, and it will put the temp agencies out of business.
    We moved out to Western Canada in 96- I was in the Military- Wife went thru temp agencies.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Please show me where I said what you claimed I did, which was some argument against laws being followed in states. I never said any such thing. If you want a debate, don't make posts that are lies.
    I already can't get you to engage what I have said, now you want to say don't make post that are lies if you want a debate?

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mavis View Post
    I already can't get you to engage what I have said, now you want to say don't make post that are lies if you want a debate?
    Once again, since you're new, I'll repeat myself for you and assume you have no idea how we debate on this board.

    You said I was arguing against laws being followed in states.

    I never said anything about laws. I never said anything about states.

    So either you're confusing me with someone else, or you aren't paying attention to who you're quoting. If you'd like to debate my posts, please do so. But don't ask me to debate about something I never said.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Once again, since you're new, I'll repeat myself for you and assume you have no idea how we debate on this board.

    You said I was arguing against laws being followed in states.

    I never said anything about laws. I never said anything about states.

    So either you're confusing me with someone else, or you aren't paying attention to who you're quoting. If you'd like to debate my posts, please do so. But don't ask me to debate about something I never said.
    Honey, you don't have to say another word. Your previous ones illustrate the futility of trying to have a conversation with you. You have convinced me of the monumental waste of time of mine that would be, particularly since I'm supposed to lying anyway.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    i wonder if this is a region and or industry thing???

    because in the pittsburgh area temp agencies pretty much dominate for tech to engineering jobs in the mechanical, software, electronic and IT industries.

    This is what i do and who i hire.

    and like i said iver use temp firms to get almost all my jobs and certainly my best ones and long term ones

    also i mostly only use temp agencies to hire because of how super beneficial it is to me and my company.
    1.) they do the recon for me and screen well because they want to hold up thier rep.
    2.) the temp to hire contract is all on them and its great reassurance that if a person doesnt work out we just let them go and again they do the work
    3.) they also start learning what im looking for and develop providing the best possible for my needs, they get a feel for it and save us the leg work. if its entry level they even go to fairs and schools and recruit for us.

    maybe this is different in other areas/industries but in pittsburgh for tech stuff they are great
    on a side note I did stop using one NEWER agency because the quality of employee they sent was never up to par
    So do many make the grade to full time?
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