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Promotions Agency Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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The most common frequently asked questions (FAQs) asked by candidates and companies can be found on this page.
- Job Seekers FAQ
- Recruitment Companies Services
- Temping Agency Services
- Current Contractors or Temp Employees FAQ
If your questions are not covered here or they are more specific, please do not hesitate to call PromoStaff on (03) 9246 0433. Our specialist promotions agency team will be glad to provide you with the right answer!
What can I do to improve my resume?
At PromoStaff we offer you a Rapid Resume Builder as a FREE tool to generate a resume that you can then easily edit and update. Also once you have Registered For Work you will be setup with a FREE CareerController profile containing the career aspirations, skill set and education and credentials we have extracted from your resume. You can easily update this profile and also output your profile as a resume with hundred of modern designs. Be mindful that we can only search on information with is accurate and up to date so please ensure you regularly log into CareerController to update your profile, even if you are working, so that we can match with current and future vacancies.
What happens after you have applied for a job through a recruitment company?
Recruitment consultants typically manage multiple jobs at once. Candidates resumes are reviewed and short-listed, selected candidates are interviewed by the recruiter and those candidates whom the recruiter believes are suitable for the role will then have their resumes forwarded on to the clients. If the client chooses to interview the candidate this will then be arranged via the recruitment consultant. Often there is testing and assessments, plus sometimes multiple rounds of interviews, before reference checking is conducted by the employment agency prior to an offer of employment being presented to the successful candidate. This process can sometime occur quickly, however on average takes between 3 - 6 weeks to take place. It is not usually after a candidate has accepted a role, and in some cases actually starts working, that recruitment agencies will then notify other applicants that they were unsuccessful in their application. Often no notifications are made, with all applicants made aware at the outset of the process that only successful applicants will be contacted by the recruitment agency. Don’t despair as you can always call recruitment agencies to ask them about the status of your application and your resume is also usually kept on file in case another role that better suits your skills and background becomes available. You may also be added to a mailing list where you will receive notification about future roles that you can apply for.
What will PromoStaff do for me?
In simple terms, we work on behalf of thousands of recruiters throughout Australia to attract suitably qualified candidates for their temporary and permanent vacancies. PromoStaff will match your skill set, work experience and career aspirations against our clients’ recruiting needs. If you are the best fit then you may be shortlisted and invited for either a preliminary interview with PromoStaff, an interview directly with the our employer client or both before an offer of employment is made to the successful candidate.
As a candidate, do I have to pay for the services of a recruitment company?
No the service is FREE! Almost all recruitment companies are paid by either hirers or on some occasions the government to help unemployed candidates find work. Recruitment Agencies such as PromoStaff benefit that you register for work with them, as it makes it much easier to source fantastic talent on behalf of their clients who pay them for their service. Registering with staffing agencies is FREE and even if you are offered a role it is the clients of the recruitment agency who pays a fee for their services.
Why should I work with a recruitment agency?
Working with recruitment agencies is just one of many ways of maximizing your chances of securing a new role. Staffing Agencies often act as the ‘middle-man’ identifying and connecting you with the hiring needs of hirers. Around 20% - 50% of jobs are advertised by employment agencies so it is likely you will apply for a job advertised by staffing agencies on behalf of their clients. You should also register on multiple staffing agency websites by uploading your resume as staffing agencies will usually search their own database for candidates before advertising roles, whether they be permanent, temp or contract positions.
Why register with PromoStaff?
With PromoStaff you will be partnering with a nightclub promotions specialist. We understand the employment market and specific issues of our clients. When you register with PromoStaff you gain access to FREE CareerController tools to assist you manage your career. You will not only become a candidate for more than 20,000 jobs advertised on PromoStaff every year, but also be matched with and be able to apply for millions of jobs sourced via our affiliate network.
The easiest way to register with PromoStaff is to clicking Find Work. You can also apply for jobs that we list on our website. Make sure you have updated your resume before starting the register for work process.
What does a staffing agency do?
Employment Agencies operate on behalf of their clients the organisations. Recruitment Companies are external service providers who source candidates for employers to employ directly. Staff Agencies also frequently offer temporary or contract staffing services where they on-hire (or 'on-sell') candidates, whom the recruitment agency employs, to their clients.
What is the difference between a recruitment agency and employment agency?
The distinction between recruitment agencies and employment agencies was historically based on recruitment agencies only offering recruiting services where they would source candidates on behalf of recruiters who would then employ the candidates directly. In turn, employment agencies would offer temporary staff or contract staffing services where they would employ the candidate and then on-hire (or on-sell) the candidate to hirers, charging a margin on top of the salary and direct employment costs. Most recruiters operate both services so the distinction is no longer as relevant as it may have been in the past.
We have a PSA or PSL in operation. How can I use PromoStaff?
Over the years we have worked with many operations where a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) or Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) is in place for employment services which does not include PromoStaff. Typically PromoStaff is approached by hirers who are struggling to find suitable candidates through their normal employment partners. In this situation we always suggest that authority is first sort to work with PromoStaff. This may require us speaking to your commercial team so that agreement can be reached on commercial terms. We are happy to work with you to justify why PromoStaff should be engaged as your recruitment partner, whether it is on a one-off role or as an ongoing PSL or PSA recruiting partner. Whatever the scenario, if you need the best candidates give PromoStaff a call on (03) 9246 0433 so we can discuss your organisation's problems.
How is PromoStaff different to other employment agencies?
We are consistently ranked in the top 3 staffing agencies in Australia for our experience, recruitment systems and talent matching capability. Feedback from regular surveys of our clients and candidates is that our consistant delivery of service excellence stems from our focus on:
- Apply smarter staffing solutions that optimise employer and jobseekers outcomes
- Exceed customer expectations and add value at every interaction
- Quality, service and value will not be compromised
- Services expectations will be communicated, mutually agreed and continuously surpassed
- Innovation - I will embrace continuous learning. I will strive to continuously think outside the square.
- Excellence - I will strive to surpass the expectations of my colleagues and customers.
- Respect - I will treat all people with dignity and respect.
- Passion - I will aim to impact my passion onto my colleagues and clients.li>
- Teamwork - I will aim to build team work through sharing knowledge, valuing the insights of others and building on others ideas.
- Commitment - I will continuously demonstrate my commitment to myself, the company and the wider community to be the best I can be.
Contact PromoStaff on (03) 9246 0433 to speak to a Consultant about your organisation's hiring needs.
What sectors or industries do recruitment agencies operate in?
Each year staff agencies place hundreds of thousands of professional candidates into permanent and contract roles across a broad range of industries and job categories. These include:
- Accountancy & Finance
- Banking & Financial institutions
- Digital Technology
- Executive Search
- Office Support
- Oil & Gas
- Supply Chain & Logistics
No matter what service you are seeking, give PromoStaff a call on (03) 9246 0433 so we can discuss your organisation's problems.
What services do a employment agency offer?
Recruitment Agencies typically offer a large range of services to their clients, including:
- Executive Search or Headhunting – Executive search services involve the payment of a retainer and success-based placement fee for identifying and recruiting highly qualified candidates for senior-level and executive roles often from a particular industry.
- Permanent Recruitment – Recruitment Companies offer permanent recruitment services where they pre-screen candidates based on your particular skill, experience and background staffing requirements, who if successful in their interview, will be employed directly by the client. Fees for such service for PromoStaff are 10% of the agreed annual salary package which comes with a 3-month replacement guarantee.
- Fixed Term Recruitment – Staff Agencies offer fixed term recruitment services where we will pre-screen and supply suitable candidates who will become your employee for a fixed period of time. PromoStaff fees are based on 10% of the first year’s remuneration package which is applied pro-rata for the contract period up to a maximum of 12 months, with a minimum placement fee of $4,000 payable.
- Contract Staff – Recruitment Agencies provide contract recruitment services where they will supply pre-screened candidates who are registered as independent contractors and usually engaged on a day rate. Staff Agency fees are based upon a percentage of the day rate that varies according to the period of the contract and agreed day rate.
- Temp Staff – Employers with recruitment needs enter into an agreement with a temp agency to fill jobs with appropriately capable staff. A temp staffing and recruitment agency, also known as a temp staff agency or temporary staff agency, finds and retains expert worker to send out on short or long-term assignments.
- Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) Recruitment Services – Hiring Services are provided to a company on a pre-agreed fee schedule based on a the recruitment agency receiving a large volume of work on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis.
How much do employment agencies charge?
Other than executive search where an upfront retainer usually charged, recruitment agencies typically don’t charge any upfront fees unless they source a fantastic candidate who starts working for their clients. Recruitment Companies typically charge for permanent recruitment a placement fee of between 10% and 20% of the annual salary package of the candidate. For temporary staffing services the margin varies significantly based on such factors as the volume of work, length of the role, candidate salary rate and whether there is a preferred supplier agreement (PSA) in place, and with an average per hour margin of $10 to $29 per hour after direct employment costs. When calculating temp or contract margins a temping agency typically take into consideration such factors as:
- How many staff does the client require?
- What is the duration of assignment? (if not Permanent)
- What is the potential for repeat business?
- Will we be added to the Preferred Supplier List (PSL)? Will a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) be put in place?
How does PromoStaff source the best nightclub promotions candidates?
After more than 10 years, PromoStaff has earned an Australian wide reputation from candidates for supporting their careers and matching them with roles from some of the largest, and also smallest, employers. With between 200 and 600 new registrations on our PromoStaff.com.au website every week, PromoStaff has a talent database of more 163,000 candidates looking to maximise their career success. Candidates are given FREE access to CareerController where they can manage job applications, see roles that match their requirements and update their profile with the latest aspirations, achievements and skills. We also have access to an affiliate network and jobs boards that provides us with access to millions of capable nightclub promo staff, alcohol promotions agency or nightclub promotions candidates, whether your business requires part-time, staffing agencies or recruitment agencies staffing services. Call us on (03) 9246 0433 to discuss your organisation's needs to discover why PromoStaff has a reputation for service excellence as one of the top 7 staff agencies in Australia.
What happens when I contact a recruitment agency?
Normally you will be asked about your organisation, your organisation's problems and your contact details. Role specific questions will also be asked regarding the preferred start date of the role, salary range, skills and experience requirements, working hours, interview preferences and the location. Usually the placement fee will be confirmed or hourly rate quoted on the phone for you to make a decision. This will also be confirmed via email along with a copy of the recruitment company terms of business (TOB) outlining the conditions of their services. There is no obligation to use their services at this stage, whereby the onus is on the staff agency to source fantastic candidates that meet your recruitment needs in order for them to be paid. Based upon your agreement to proceed with hiring a candidate or hiring temp staff, you we will be allocate the PromoStaff Consultant who will become your point of contact thereafter. If you have multiple roles, a primary PromoStaff Consultant will be appointed by PromoStaff who will liaise with other specialist consultants within the recruitment agency. Call PromoStaff today on (03) 9246 0433 to outline your business' needs and find out more about how our services can assist you.
Do temp staffing employees get paid holidays?
No. You are casually employed by PromoStaff and receive a loading on your salary. You are not entitled to annual leave, sick leave or payment for public holidays.
How does a temporary staff agency work?
Employers with recruitment needs enter into an agreement with a temp agency to fill jobs with appropriately capable staff. A temp staffing and recruitment agency, also known as a temp staff agency or temporary staff agency, finds and retains expert worker to send out on short or long-term assignments.
How long does a temporary job last?
Short-term temp positions might last 1 day or up to 2 weeks. When the role continues longer than about 6 weeks, a temp agency would typically consider the role long term with an increased chance that it may lead to the candidate being offered a permanent role with the client (temp-to-perm).
Can temp work benefit my career?
Every temp assignment adds to your skills and demonstrates your ability to quickly adapt to new and varying working conditions and even industries. Ensure you regularly update your resume and online CareerController profile, including denoting that it was a ‘Contract’ role and listing your skills and achievements. If you excel as a temp you will also often find yourself being offered permanent roles by our clients. Often PromoStaff Consultant also find themselves as Referees to other employers and even agencies.
How long does it take to hire a temp?
Typically for temp roles the notice period from employers to a temping agency would typically 2 to 5 days. For some roles such as reception, nursing, laborers and teachers where a staff member is sick, organisations will often call a temporary staff agency on the day that they require someone. For contract and more senior role typically recruiters would provide 14 to 30 days' notice in order to secure sufficiently talented and experienced staff.
How much money does a temp staff agency take?
The margin varies according to the temp pay rate and also the length and type of assignment. Often the client is aware of the margin and understands the premium they are paying for the employment agency service. For example, if a temp worker may be paid $30 per hour, the client for which they are working may actually be paying $40 per hour to the temp agency for their recruitment services. Of the $10 differece, around 30% to 50% is likely to be attributed to direct employment costs (e.g. superannuation, payroll taxes and Workcover insurance) leaving around $5 per hour margin for the temporary staff agency.
Do temp staff sign an employment contract?
Yes. The temping agency employs you directly and will therefore expect you to sign an employment contract. Not only will the contract outline your employment status and conditions, it will also include certain restrictions regarding your ability to work directly for, and discussing your salary with, the operations that they introduce you to. When the temp staffing and recruitment agency send you on a role, you cannot accept any other temporary or permanent position with the business without going through the temporary staff agency. Should the company want to hire you permanently, they will pay the temp agency a certain amount to release you from your contract. Typically this is between 11% and 24% of the annual salary package that is offered to you.
Why do recruiters hire temporary employees?
Temporary Staff Agency can quickly provide your organisation with skilled staff. Some common reasons companies hire temps are: employee annual leave or sickness, maternity or disability leave, staff sudden departure, unexpected or temporary demands, special projects, seasonal or peak periods or general employee shortages.