Here, Aspire Cambridge disparage the top myths we have come across regarding the Staffing Industry.
Staffing agencies only supply ‘office’ workers
Aspire Cambridge are specialists in recruitment on a permanent or temporary basis. Such roles include all the way from blue collar to the boardroom, so if you are seeking work and don’t think that your skills marry with temporary work or you are looking to hire anyone from a cleaner to a Human Resource professional, come and have a chat to see how we can help.
Staffing agencies only supply temporary or part-time workers
Here at Aspire Cambridge we have a highly successful temporary division, alongside recruiting for roles on a permanent basis in various industries. Dependent upon client’s requirements, temporary workers who are placed with a client can see their role evolve into a permanent placement, therefore offering flexibility to the client. This is done by enabling a trial period’ before a full-time position is provided. We can supply exceptional candidates to fill in for a day, month or a few years, the answer is all in what the client requests.
The candidates you get from a staffing agency are all job hoppers
Our candidates are from all walks of life. Many times candidates are in between jobs, working professionals that have hit a glass ceiling or are seeking a less stressful position. Some of these people work with our agency for years in addition to another job for some extra money in their pockets. Through meeting our candidates face-to-face, we can evaluate the quality of candidates and gather a sound understanding about their individual circumstances and unique job search requirements.
Staffing agencies only have entry level-candidates
Some of our candidates have been made redundant, are between jobs or even retired, others have less experience and will work for lower wages to further their knowledge. These professionals have already experienced the inevitable trials and tribulations of working life, so can bring knowledge and insight on how staff can perform to a higher level. As candidates that have worked in various industries, they usually have a vast amount of experience and training, or are eager to learn something new.
Staffing agencies only send over-qualified candidates
Candidates that have recently graduated are more likely to work temporary or contract roles in order to add experience and know-how to their CV, before looking for their dream role, making them perfect for short-term assignments. These candidates usually have some internship experience, plus a higher-level of education. Most are hungry for knowledge and skill-building techniques and we have found that they will go the extra mile to be a superstar on the job.
Staffing agencies just place bodies; they do not worry about personalities or skills required
At Aspire Cambridge, we are all about Placing People First – all candidates that are able to are invited for face-to-face meetings here at our HQ, after telephone conversations with any relevant consultants. This allows us to get a feel for the person themselves as well as their top skills, allowing us to place them in an environment where not only there skills, but their personalities will shine.
Staffing agencies will take too long to find the right person for my position
Managing a temporary desk involves working at a quicker pace – clients can phone in and require a candidate to fill a position that afternoon. Having a proactive approach by knowing our candidates and their availability, skill set and experience enables us to provide a reactive and prompt service. Unless you require a candidate with a very specific skill or software knowledge that is hard to come by, then finding the right person will not be a problem.
The red tape is too much to deal with
Actually, the red tape is seriously reduced by using a recruitment agency! Gone are the days where you dealt with payroll, insurance and timesheets. At Aspire Cambridge, we handle these hassles for you, while you make sure the company is progressing in other areas. Your responsibility is limited to paying the invoices and letting the assigned Account Manager know if you are having employee issues, so they can counsel or terminate the employee for you.
Headquartered in Cambridge with regional presence in Kettering and Milton Keynes, Aspire Cambridge provide cost effective Recruitment and HR solutions to an impressive portfolio of customers spanning the UK and Europe. Working with a diverse collection of industries from start-ups to blue chip companies covering a vast range of sectors. Aspire Cambridge has an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it’s no wonder that they hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations.
How do they do it? By “Placing People First”.
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