The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Temporary Workers Agency

When a temporary workers agency is used, the worker is employed by the temp agency, and then hired out to perform work at (and under the supervision of) a client company. The agency is responsible for all pay and benefits of the workers, including health insurance and workman’s compensation. The client company pays a fee to the agency for their services.

The Eu Workers has a pool of workers that they select from, weeding out the unsuitable and determining what skills each worker has. They then match these workers to the specific needs of the client companies. A contract is then created between the agency and the client, establishing the type of worker needed, cost per hour of work and other details. The agency then draws the necessary workers from its pool and sends them to the client to fulfill the work order.

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A drawback of using a temporary workers agency is that the workers are not as incentivized to do well as their part-time or full-time counterparts. This could cause a lack of teamwork, low morale and a general sense that the job is just another stop on their route rather than one they are truly invested in. This issue can be mitigated by having the agency closely monitor performance reviews and weed out the underachievers on a regular basis.

A benefit is that the worker can get experience in many different work environments by going through a temp agency. However, this can also be a downside in that the worker is not guaranteed work and may not know until the day of their shift where they will be assigned to work. This can impact child care arrangements, commuting arrangements and other obligations that a fixed schedule allows for.