Tips & Advice
How much does it cost to hire a temp agency?
If you are looking to a temp agency for personnel, most agencies charge you based on the temp’s hourly rate. The markup can be anywhere from 20%-100%. If the temp is making $15 an hour, they may charge the client $20 an hour. Each agency sets their own rate structure, but that is the general method for temps. If you are the actual temp, agencies don’t charge you anything; they’re already making money off of the client.
What type of work is available through temp agencies?
The types of work available through temp agencies will depend on their areas of specialization, if any. Most temp jobs are related to standard administrative roles, where the skill set can apply across a wide variety of businesses and/or companies. Most temp agencies specialize in specific areas like computers or tech, financial, or entertainment industries, etc. Retailers often need extra staff for holiday seasons; Day laborers and warehouse teams are also popular areas. When seeking out a potential agency, you can probably find one that covers your area of interest, if you have one, within reason.
How long does it take to hire a temp?
Hiring a temp can happen in a day under the right circumstances. The client’s needs usually dictate how quickly they need a warm body in place. If they need a temp to cover for someone who is suddenly and unexpectedly out, they will move quickly to fill the role. If the temp role is scheduled ahead of time, employers can get ahead of the game by seeking potential temps weeks, or even months, in advance. If someone calls in sick some companies might need a replacement immediately.
Do temp agencies have to pay overtime?
If you are working a job that requires overtime, and you work the overtime, then yes, the agency will absolutely pay you accordingly. Most temp agencies should confirm before hiring that you are willing and able to work OT if necessary Temp agencies must adhere to any and all local and federal laws employment and wage laws.
What is the benefit of using a temp agency?
The biggest benefit of using a temp agency is getting a job. Temp agencies are a great option for people needing a job quickly, and can provide a temporary source of employment and a paycheck, while giving people the opportunity to look for a full-time position. Temp agencies can be ideal for students on break, or during the holidays when workforce supply and demand can increase. Many temp roles can turn into temp-to-hire positions.
Temp agencies are employment agencies that seek to staff both temporary and permanent positions on behalf of clients. Potential job seekers can sign up with temp agencies in the hopes that their resumes and skill set match available positions. Most employment agencies have temp divisions that focus on the temp market. When employees take a leave of absence, for maternity or medical leave, or because of vacation, companies can use temp agencies to place a candidate temporarily in their role to replace their productivity.
How long do signs usually last?
The lifespan of signs depends on the materials, the craftsmanship, and a little luck. Aluminum and other composite material signs can last for decades, especially if they are not directly affected by the elements. Neon and other lighted signs can also last for a long time if they are well made, well maintained, and things like Mother Nature or vandals don’t wreak havoc on them. Even cheap banners and signs can last for years, especially if they are indoors.
Do business signs require maintenance?
Yes, signs need maintenance. Most all need periodic cleaning, especially outdoor signs where weather and the elements can dirty them up. Lit signs might need bulbs changed, or the elements in neon signs can fail and need replacement. You can probably change the bulbs and clean the signs yourself with a basic cleanser, but broken neon elements should be professionally replaced.
How long does it take to make a business sign?
The cost of a sign is completely dependent on the sign itself. How big is it? What kind of materials and graphics? Does it light up? Is it neon? You have to reach out to a sign making company, one that specializes in your types of sign, to get a realistic quote on costs and labor times. Simpler signs will obviously take less time to make, and some projects can be turned around in 24 hours. An elaborate neon sign could take several weeks.
What is the most common material used in making signs?
The most common materials used for signage are Medium Density Overlay (MDO), aluminum, foam board, and acrylic. MDO uses plywood materials with a resin fiber so it is lightweight, but sturdy. Aluminum is ideal for flexibility and sturdiness, especially outdoors in the elements. Foam board is a paper product that uses wood veneer to prevent warping, and is not as strong as aluminum or MDO, but is cost effective. Acrylic (plexiglass) is another great alternative that is clear, making it especially effective in light boxes, while enabling it to resist heat and other chemicals that can damage signs.