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Pulling Back the Curtain: How a staffing agency gets paid

Is this something that you’ve always wanted to know – but were afraid to ask?

We understand. Anything having to do with money (including how a staffing agency gets paid) is typically a sensitive issue. So we’re going to make things easy on you. Today, Wood Personnel is “pulling back the curtain” and providing the answers you need.

You don’t pay a fee.

Our clients do! Companies throughout Middle Tennessee rely on Wood Personnel to help them find great people like you for temporary assignments, projects and direct positions. We handle responsibilities like recruiting, screening and interviewing for our clients, freeing them to focus on their business. Stated simply, we do the “legwork” – and deliver the right candidates quickly and cost-effectively.

Rest assured that there is never a fee to you for our services.

Clients pay us for the services we provide.

For temporary and contract employees, clients pay by the hour. The rate includes the temporary employee’s pay, plus an additional charge for our services (as well as other employer expenses like taxes and insurance).

For direct hires (i.e., “permanent” positions), clients pay us a single fee only if they hire a candidate we refer.

Most of the time, the client sets the pay rate.

There’s a common misconception within our industry that a staffing service will pay a temporary employee less, so that they can make more money. At Wood Personnel, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, we counsel our clients to offer temporary employees competitive wages. The higher the hourly wage, the more attractive the assignment is. That winds up being good for everybody!

When it comes to managing your career, knowledge is power. Want to learn more?

Find out how Wood Personnel can match you with the ideal employment opportunity. With staffing offices in Nashville, Cool Springs, Lebanon and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, it’s easy to come in and learn more about our services, available jobs and what we can do for you.  Contact us to schedule your appointment today.