Why Should I Work For A Staffing Agency?

Staffing Agencies (or employment agency, as some call them) are organizations that help match qualified employees to ready-to-hire employers. These agencies are normally catered to a specific industry or field of expertise – such as a Light Industrial and Manufacturing, Technology, Medical, and Executive to name a few. But what are the benefits of working with a staffing agency? Here are a few benefits:

July 2019 Infographic - Why Should I Work For A Staffing Agency

  • Exclusive Job Opportunities – Many businesses partner with staffing agencies to help fill their current job openings. Some companies staff their workforce exclusively through staffing agencies. This means that by applying through an agency, you are getting access to exclusive job opportunities that are not available anywhere else. When you apply with an agency, you are essentially applying to all the opportunities they have available for you.
  • Flexibility – In today’s busy world, people may have 2 or 3 jobs or side gigs to help pay the bills. Many agencies understand this fact and will work with you to find the best opportunity for you. Maybe you are looking to dive into a new field of work but want to test out the waters first. Staffing agencies may be able to give you that opportunity with a temporary job.
  • Build Experience, Skills, and Network – There are many places out there that require you to have previous experience before hiring you. How can you gain that experience if you never worked before? Staffing agencies have opportunities to help you gain the experience and skills you need to build your resume for the perfect job. Not only are you building your experience, but you are also expanding your professional network. By working different temporary jobs, you get to meet supervisors and hiring managers of different companies. These are good people to know for the future, should you ever need their help.
  • Personalized Results – The recruiter’s job at a staffing agency is to help an applicant find a job opportunity that will help them be successful and grow. That is why a good recruiter will take the time to get to know you and your needs. Looking for a part-time job? Weekends only? You can only work certain shifts? All you need to do is talk to your recruiter, and they will do all the research for you.
  • A Door to Permanent Work – Perhaps you are looking for permanent employment. Many people start a temp assignment and get hired permanently after proving that they are a valuable asset. Not every assignment may offer this opportunity. However, hiring managers are always on the lookout for great talent and may be willing to create an opportunity. A temp job can be your foot in the door for a successful, long term career.

Searching for work can be a challenge. Luckily, there are people out there whose business it is to make it easier for you. To see how XCEL can help you in your job search, please contact us! You can also check out our XCEL Job board here.