Temporary staffing is hugely popular right now. Client companies base their choice on which temporary staffing agency to work with based on who has the best reviews, are widely recognized for their work, and are able to reach big candidate pools. Having qualified applicants makes the selection process easier, especially when a new hire is able to step in and fill a void for many of these companies.


When a permanent employee is out due to illness or on vacation companies must often scramble to fill a void that may be anywhere from a day or two, to a couple of weeks or longer. Unfortunately, the screening process does not always remove undesirable people from being accepted. Some people may enlist the aid of a temp agency to secure work, but they may have bad intentions. You may need staffing agency insurance if their dishonesty results in a claim being filed against you.


Applicants may lie in order to get work


During the interview, a temp agency must do their part to ensure candidates are being truthful about past work experience. This means checking with past employers and calling references. It’s vital that they recruit and retain appropriate temp workers. Businesses rely on the efficiency of their staffing partners, so they in turn must facilitate them by ensuring that the people they place have the necessary experience and can be trusted.


Now that the types of temp positions has evolved from basic, easy to place positions, (i.e. clerks or office support staff) to more highly trained or educated professionals, including physicians and computer programmers, staffing agencies need to determine if they have the necessary skills for the position they’re filling.


The most successful temporary staffing agencies take the time to adequately screen candidates. The bottom line is that it’s their duty to the client to maintain only the most qualified individuals, ones that are trustworthy. Honesty is hard to come by these days, but clients need to know that the people coming from the agency are competent and can step in without the need for much training and can get the job done.


There will be occasions where some applicants, desperate for work, will attempt to lie about certain skills or work experience, hoping this will put them into a higher pay bracket or get them to the top of the talent pool list. Temp agencies must confirm any skills and experience listed before placing these candidates. Scenarios such as these are why staffing agency insurance is a vital part of your overall success.