Make Screening of Applicants A Priority
Temporary staffing agencies were designed to help outside businesses fill positions within their companies, often for a short period of time. Staffing agencies need to provide insurance in the event that damages or an injury occurs, among other concerns. And they must do everything in their power to facilitate their clients while protecting their work force.
Clients rely on the talents and services of temp workers, so a temp agency must maintain a large enough talent pool to serve the staffing needs of its demographic. The types of temporary positions have evolved, so in addition to the need for basic clerks or office support staff, many agencies provide highly trained or educated professionals as well.
This includes accountants, physicians and even computer programmers. A temp agency must carefully study and understand the different staffing needs in their area and recruit and retain the best-qualified temp workers. To counter any mistakes, especially where professional help is being provided, youll need staffing insurance to address a myriad of concerns.
Applicant dishonesty among primary concerns
Successful temp agencies take the time and expense necessary to adequately screen new candidates. This in an vital step in maintaining qualified applicants in order to assure clients that those coming from the agency are competent and can fill in without a lot of additional training to help get the job done.
The temporary staff becomes the means by which an agency is evaluated and desperate applicants may actually lie about certain skills and experience in hopes of securing a higher pay scale or landing near the top of the talent pool list. To protect themselves, temp agencies must go above and beyond in conducting an interview.
Office support should be properly tested on their typing ability and computer skills. Interviews should ensure the knowledge of procedures and proof of any training for anyone considered for medical or other highly trained fields. This should be supported with documented proof.
Any recommendations and/or references should be thoroughly checked and verified, and previous employers should be contacted to validate work history, an often time-consuming process, and also one that is easily overlooked especially in times of high demand. But sending under-qualified workers to a client could prove even more costly. Not doing due diligence can lead to a lawsuit, another important aspect of having staff insurance in place at all times.