Why Temp Agencies Are Bad

The allure of using temp agencies is strong for employers across the globe that seek vetted staff without all the administration, right? right? While 63% of the GenZ population in Canada now participate in the Gig economy, we already know that temp agencies damage the career of the actual people brought in.  Whether it be fair treatment and representation (source), predatory practices against workers, or even just the negative stigma attached to moving between different jobs and businesses (source).  But what about the employer's experience? Here are the facts. 1. The temp agency typically charges its client’s business roughly twice the worker’s hourly wages (source). You heard that right. In a world where…

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How Temp Agencies Make Money

I’m sure if you’re reading this, you’ve probably used or thought of using a temp agency to help your business find workers. Doesn’t it just seem like these people want your money? Well, they do want your money – and they’re making a lot of it. Temp agencies, also known as staffing agencies, are notorious for stealing people’s money to the point where it becomes their business model. That’s bad in two ways. Firstly, temp employees in this industry are always living in fear in case they have their wages stolen when their contract ends. Secondly, that money is undeserved money for employers. Temp workers are generally not provided with worker compensation and tend…

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