5 MYTHS YOU PROBABLY STILL BELIEVE ABOUT EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES AND EMPLOYMENT BUSINESSES (by Shama Jaswal)

5 MYTHS YOU PROBABLY STILL BELIEVE ABOUT EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES AND EMPLOYMENT BUSINESSES (by Shama Jaswal)

It still really surprises me how many people don’t know where they stand when registering with either an Employment Agency (permanent staff) or an Employment Business (temporary/agency/bank supply).

  1. One of the most common myths is that you have to pay to register with an agency. By law, agencies and employment businesses CANNOT charge a fee for registration. They can only charge a fee if they are providing a training course.
  2. Another question I’m often asked is if we take a percentage of the candidate’s salary? This might explain why some applicants prefer to apply for jobs directly. The agency receives their fees from the client, NOT the candidate. We guarantee your pay will not be affected.
  3. Another myth is that temporary work is poorly paid. This is simply untrue! Here at Purple Dove, we offer excellent rates to temporary workers whether they are qualified or unqualified. We are always looking for staff at all levels.
  4. It is widely believed that you can only sign up with one agency. This is also not true! As it’s free to register, you can sign up with as many agencies as you wish but when registering, carefully consider which sector you want to work in. It’s always better to register with a company that specialises in your preferred sector. They will be experts in the sector and can provide you with specific knowledge about qualifications and skills.
  5. Sadly, some candidates believe that recruiters don’t care about their candidates and are more concerned about meeting their targets. A good recruiter will always listen to the candidate’s needs and consider these before putting them forward for any position. It is in the interest of the recruiter to get the best possible position for you. It does not reflect well on the recruiter if the candidate is unhappy in a role.

At Purple Dove, we endeavour to build  good relationships with our candidates based on trust and openness. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal chat if you need any advice on theabove.