5 Staffing Industry Myths Debunked

by wpengine on September 23, 2014 in Workforce


Employers and job seekers alike sometimes shy away from using staffing agencies based off pre-conceived notions and false information. Using a staffing company to find your next job or to hire your next employee can be a rewarding experience that saves both time and money. We gathered up five of the most common myths about staffing companies to set the record straight.

Myth #1: Temporary staffing agencies only hire temporary employees.

False. Many temporary staffing agencies offer several other kinds of employment. Along with temporary employment, we also fill part-time, full-time, direct hire, and contract-to-hire positions.

Myth #2: Staffing agencies only hire entry-level positions.

False.  Many employers and job seekers have this mindset and it is very far from the truth! We hire anything from entry-level to management and even vice president positions.

Myth #3: You can’t hire A-players through staffing companies.

False. Staffing firms conduct extensive research, background checks, pre-screens, and interviews to ensure that you and your company are presented with the most qualified candidates. At Placers, we also put an emphasis on securing a cultural fit between employer and employee so both sides have their needs fulfilled.

Myth #4: If an employer likes a temp employee, they won’t be able to hire them full time.

False. Staffing agencies encourage employers to hire temp workers full time (also known as temp-to-hire)! Once a temporary employee has completed their assignment hours, the employer is more than welcome to onboard them full time.

Myth #5: Using a staffing agency will cost you a lot of money.

False. When employers use a staffing agency to find job candidates, they are expected to pay a fee for that service. However, the employer is saving both the time of devoting an internal recruiter to find candidates and the money of utilizing job boards and postings.

Don’t feed into all the hype! Are you an employer or a job seeker that has any questions about staffing services? We can help you. Please send your questions to

One response to “5 Staffing Industry Myths Debunked”

  1. […] A lot of job-seekers shy away from staffing agencies because of stories they have been told, or myths they have been made to believe about this industry. Instead of leveraging themselves through the help of the established capabilities of these firms, they continue on looking for jobs on their own, exhausting their finances, wearying themselves, and sometimes reaping nothing in the end. […]

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