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Staffing Agency Myths Busted

If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right? Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation and confusion around the role and use of a staffing agency. Let’s bust a few myths and clear the fog surrounding common rhetoric in our industry. 

MYTH: Staffing Agencies Are Only For Temp Work

This is an outdated approach to staffing that used to be associated with temporary positions and low-paying work. The reality is every role and contract is different. The type and duration of employment will be at the company’s discretion. Direct hire, contract-to-hire, and contract-only roles are all on the table. 

MYTH: Candidates Are Charged Hefty Fees To Find A Job

Candidates are not charged fees to find a job through a staffing agency. People-first staffing agencies like IDR are hired and compensated by the companies who are looking to fill a role. Top talent is the prize in this relationship, not the prey.

MYTH: Staffing Agencies Pay Low Wages

This couldn’t be farther from the truth. We are skilled salary negotiators who always strive to give our candidates the best roles for the salary they deserve based on their skills and experience.

MYTH: The Benefits At A Staffing Agency Aren’t Good Enough

While it’s true that not all agencies operate on a level playing field, this is where the good ones shine. Award-winning IDR is one of the few staffing agencies that offers both 401K and the opportunity to become vested in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). These are two ways we give back to our valued professionals and team members who trust us to find their perfect fit roles. 

MYTH: Staffing Agencies Are Only For Entry-Level Positions

There are hundreds of open listings at IDR that offer opportunities at both ends of the spectrum and are appropriate for varying degrees of skill and experience. Our openings span a wide array of positions, from Helpdesk Support and Administration to Systems Engineering, Development and Architecture, and Product Management. 

Consult with our award-winning recruiters here to learn more about how a staffing agency can help you find the perfect role.

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