How do temp agencies work?

    The temp agency is responsible for paying the workers they send to a company. They charge the company a set amount per hour from which they take a percentage. The temp agency is also responsible for collecting taxes from the temporary worker's pay. The temp agency keeps the extra $10 per hour of the pay. Another system, depending upon state employment rules, the employer pays the temp worker directly and keeps and files tax records.

    companies give the temp agency representative information on the type of job position they are looking to fill, such as a receptionist or dental hygienist and sign an agreement/contract as to how the services will be paid to the temp agency.

    This is how dental temp agencies work

    • Temp or temporary staffing agencies exist today to fill a need for providing workers on a short term or long term assignment often in a hurry.  
    • Temp agencies find workers in a variety of ways such as job boards, networking, trade shows, influencers and through social media and website traffic. 
    • Temp agencies are paid fees as a hiring resource for the dental practice by recruiting qualified people in the specified area to fill job openings whether temporary, part-time or full-time permanent placement.
    • Temp agencies vet potential workers by: reviewing their job application and resume for the best fit for the open position, verifying their education history, and degrees, verifying that licenses are current and in good standing with the issuing party, checking references for work history accuracy and personal reference information, conduct a one-on-one, face-to-face interview, conduct background checks if requested and paid by the client.

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