An employment agency is basically an organization that matches employees to employers. Typically, in developed nations, there are several privately run employment agencies that operate as employment agencies and are funded by the government. Employment agencies offer a wide range of services, including handling advertisements on behalf of employers, conducting background checks on potential employees and screening applicants on behalf of employers, and screening potential workers once hired. The services that an employment agency offers to its clients are usually done for a fee. However, the degree of these services may vary from one agency to another.
Many employment agencies have websites where employers can post job vacancies and the requirements for the available positions. When a job is posted, the website will inform both the employer and the prospective employee of the availability of the vacancy. The website will also list the duties and qualifications of the position and send an email to the applicant informing them of their availability. Usually, when the posting of a job opportunity becomes public, several recruiting agencies compete for the job and place their application in the waiting list.
There are some employment agencies that recruit both workers who wish to find a permanent position and people who are merely seeking a short-term position. Such recruitment agencies are commonly known as temp agencies. A typical temp agency has several departments including a recruiting department that matches the job seeker with an employer; a human resource department that manages the screening process of a job applicant; and a payroll department that prepares the payment for an applicant once they have been hired. A temp agency may also handle travel reimbursement for their recruiters.
Prior, to hiring an applicant, an employment agency will require them to obtain an employment agency license. This requirement is not always a legal requirement, but agencies that are directly hired by an employer to perform these services are required to obtain the license. However, this requirement is typically implemented only after a worker has been hired on a temporary basis. Temporary employees do not have a right to be represented by an employment attorney or to engage in collective bargaining. Therefore, they cannot file a complaint regarding any discriminatory action. For this reason, a temporary employee cannot benefit from hiring rights provided by article 11 of the Labor Code.
Another advantage of using a temporary agency is that it provides an avenue for an employee to improve their skills and knowledge without putting pressure on the job seeker. For example, if the job seeker feels that he/she has a talent for the occupation but has not been able to develop it due to the inadequate training offered by the employment agencies, the agencies can help by providing the necessary additional training. If the employment agencies notice that the candidate they are evaluating has gaps in their knowledge, they can conduct personal assessments and interviews to find the candidate who possesses the most aptitude for the position. Because of the positive experience these agencies have had with the candidates, employers prefer using these agencies rather than a direct hire.
Employment agencies also help job . . . . . . candidates by providing them with the necessary information needed to successfully compete for the position. In addition, these agencies can help recruiters achieve their desired budgetary goals. Recruiters and employment agencies have a common goal: To successfully find well-qualified candidates and fill open positions. When working together, they can achieve their goal and improve the quality of their clients' hiring process.