I can’t believe how many negative reviews are out there about the staffing industry.  I’ve been in the industry for over 30 years and I’m still surprised at what a misunderstood group we are, so I’m making it my goal to dispel the negativity surrounding the staffing industry.

One of the most common misconceptions about our industry is that we take money from people’s paychecks. The candidate thinks that if they go to a staffing service that they are going to make less money.

But this is simply not true. If a staffing service tells you about a position that is $20 / hour, that’s the same pay rate that you’d receive if you went to the company directly.

The company pays the staffing service over and above your hourly wage to help cover the costs of finding an employee for them.

Additionally, a staffing service is an employer, and like all employers, we have a legal obligation to pay payroll taxes, workers comp, unemployment etc.  and those costs are billed over and above your hourly wage to the company as well, but we don’t take any money out of your paycheck.

If you’re a job seeker, I’d highly recommend reaching out to staffing services as an additional resource. Not only do we know what the job duties are, we know our clients and we know what they are looking for in employees, we know what their company culture is, we know what the advancement opportunities are, and what the benefits are, and we can share all of that information with you, and then you get to decide whether or not you would like us to pursue the position for you.

I can’t speak for any other staffing services but I can assure you that Cadre does not send over any of your information without your permission.

Please don’t let anybody dissuade you from working with a staffing service. This is your journey; decide what is best for you and for your career goals!

If you have questions regarding staffing, please email me at [email protected].