You pay a fee to a staffing agency when you hire it to help you fill a position in your company. Different staffing companies have different pricing schedules, as well as their own standards and ways of making money. According to the type of post filled, staffing companies also charge significantly varied fees, with executive and specialist placements typically asking for far higher pay than entry-level work. The staffing services you use will cost you money, depending on the staffing agency you choose and how it charges.
Who covers the staffing services’ costs?
The person who pays for agency jobs is almost always the employer. By using a staffing service, employers can reduce the expenses related to hiring, such as posting job opportunities and conducting preliminary candidate screenings.
Many staffing companies profit by taking a percentage of the employee’s pay. For instance, a temporary staffing agency will bill your company on an hourly basis for the employee’s labor while paying the person far less. The hourly or salary rate you pay the agency for this kind of work includes the agency’s costs.
People that were hired directly
Many staffing firms continue to charge a fee based on the employee’s wage even when they place a person in your company directly rather than having them work for the firm. Agencies that directly place people often ask for a portion of the salary the person will earn during the first year as compensation rather than recurring payments.
In the case of specialty and executive roles, this proportion may reach 50%. Depending on the terms of the agreement with your agency, you may pay the fee all at once or gradually, beginning either when the post is filled or after the person has served in the position for 90 days.
An individual who accepts a temp-to-perm position initially works there temporarily before switching to a permanent one. Your staffing agency might ask for a hybrid payment, which would involve collecting both a lump fee when the individual is hired and a portion of their wages during the temporary period.
Some organizations merely impose a set rate on their services. Until the position is filled, these firms often operate on a retainer basis and charge a set monthly fee. They frequently operate in extremely specialized and esoteric fields, and they may be hired to uncover and recommend incredibly difficult-to-find talent.
Preserved agencies frequently work to find candidates with specific medical talent in order to fill very high-level CEO roles, rare science and engineering jobs, or other positions that require these skills. A retained agency is typically required to submit a predetermined number of suitable candidates; however, they may continue to bill a monthly fee until either the required number of candidates is submitted or the position is filled.
You normally don’t pay for services until your post is filled, unless a staffing firm levies a flat rate or retainer. For specifics on when and how money is collected, check with your agency.
How much of their employees’ wages do temp agencies deduct?
Because the temp agency keeps a portion of the money the employer pays for your services, finding work through one could seem like you’re getting screwed. However, due to the way the contract is written, the money is actually sent to the temp agency by the firm as a charge rather than being deducted from your pay.
The temp agency decides on an hourly rate that the firm will pay the employee, and then they mark this up. Depending on the agency and how much demand there is for the person, the markup might range from 25% to 100%.
Markup’s intended use
The main source of income for the temp agency is the markup. However, even before that, a portion of the markup is used to pay for worker’s compensation insurance, unemployment insurance, and the employer’s share of Social Security and Medicare taxes. The remaining markup is used to cover the costs of running the temp agency’s office as well as the salaries of those who work there and interview applicants.
Although some offer flat fees, staffing agencies often charge a portion of the employee’s income. The cost is covered by the employer.