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employment agency

a business which acts as an AGENT on behalf of firms seeking employees and of persons seeking work. Employment agencies maintain lists of job vacancies notified by prospective employers and details of persons seeking work, and match up the two. In addition, they may advertise jobs on behalf of employers and, where instructed, act as recruitment agents by interviewing and shortlisting job applicants.
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One option by which employees of the temporary staffing agency are paid is through pre-paid debit cards, or "cash cards," which do not require a bank account.
While the staffing agency and host employer have joint responsibility over workplace safety of temporary employees, they do not necessarily have the same roles.
Thus, an employer should never simply assume that the responsibilities and owed to temporary workers have been fulfilled by a staffing agency. Instead, prior to engaging an agency, the employer should do its due diligence and check available records to ensure that the agency is a responsible company, and also require the agency's appropriate written assurances of compliance and indemnification for non-compliance.
Similar to MSHA, OSHA could hold both the host employer and staffing agency responsible for violations that pertain to temporary workers.
"The easiest way to look at this is (employers) rent people from us," said Jerry Stiltner, general manager at Personnel Source, a staffing agency. "It can sound a little crass, but it's the easiest way to get your head around it.
Nakao obtained unpublished information in October 2006 that Goodwill Group had decided to take over Crystal Co., a Kyoto-based staffing agency, court findings show.
Do not forget that you can do all of these things simultaneously--you can work with more than one staffing agency, and you can do your own recruiting, all in the same basic time frame.
Other communities or management firms may contact a staffing agency to send a qualified, pre-screened candidate.
This "in-sourcing" involves the use of a staffing agency to recruit, screen and hire temporary workers.
She was previously with Esprit & Decorum, Ltd., a London-based staffing agency.
There is also a Website that describes how to start a temporary staffing agency: http://medi-smart.com/ tempagency.htm.
Before choosing a firm, one needs to fully understand what a temporary staffing agency has to offer.