You should know some Staffing Agencies (Contracting Employers) commonly use the terms “Body Shop” or “Seat Filler” as references to the services they provide.
Those terms are used by them since their primary focus and number one goal is to generate billing, hire and fire people for their clients. This means their services only have two priorities:
- Filling a position as soon as possible in order to bill their clients
- Cutting paychecks to the employees.
Unfortunately, such Staffing Agencies never take the time to learn and build relationships with their employees as professionals and individuals with unique personalities. They do not bother to properly acquaint themselves with their employees by learning about them. Also, new hire orientations are not conducted, leaving employees to figure out the work expectations needed by them on their own.
Those Staffing Agencies hire and fire with little to no contact during or after an entire employment lifecycle. Some even go as far as using emails or voicemails to terminate an employee’s work assignment. They simply do not value their contracting employees as people. This creates and perpetuates a negative impact made upon a clients’ organization.