A common question we get from job applicants is whether they can work multiple assignments as a temp. The answer is yes! This is just one of a whole slew of benefits that can make working with a staffing agency more appealing for contract workers. Here’s a look at why temporary workers may be getting the better end of the bargain in a seasonal or temporary employment situation.
The new gig economy affords many contract workers with the opportunity to expand their portfolio, build their resume, and even balance multiple assignments for extra financial benefit. The temporary nature of the work means that jobs can come and go pretty quickly, but by overlapping complementary opportunities, temporary workers are able to make more money more quickly based on their individual capacity and the demands of their contracts.
When you work for a staffing agency, you need to take on a different mindset. You are hired to help and advise a client. They may require you to work onsite or remotely. They may need you part time or full time. Every client of a staffing agency is different, and it takes a special flexibility and intuitive recruitment style that will help them fill those needs quickly. Sometimes that means one temporary worker could be shared across two, or more, clients. This is a great way to make more money from a candidate’s perspective, but you should keep in mind that this is only a viable option so long as the quality of the work product being provided to the client remains high. Know your limits, and if you find yourself stretched too thin, talk to your career advisor about scaling back as appropriate.
When you work with a staffing agency like All-Star Personnel, you are not just a resume – you’re part of the team! That’s why we offer real benefits for employees who meet our criteria. If you work 3600 hours over a period of 24 months, you earn a holiday bonus of $75 on four major holidays. You can also earn a vacation pay bonus of $300 upon request every year.
We also offer healthcare benefits that many temporary employees really find value in. Paying out of pocket for medical care can get very costly. By working with a committed staffing firm, you work for a company that has your back.
Because we know that you know your co-workers and colleagues better than anyone, we also offer a $35 referral bonus when you refer a new employee to our team of recruiters. We want to build the best talent pool in Tennessee, and we need your help to do it. If you know of someone who would be a great fit for a project with us, and they have not yet applied or worked for any of our locations, see your local All-Star branch for details on how you can recommend them for the team.