Recruitment Agency Staff
Dawn Leckey

Chatham, UK

#1 Aug 16, 2011
Just one question..! Does anyone feel that the International Survey Unit, at PwC, Belfast, should stop recruiting agency contract workers, and start employing permanent staff..?
Being a previous employee for the past six years, working in the survey unit, I have lost count of the staff turnover,the department has a revolving door!I understand that it is a very flexible job suited towards students, which is fine.However, the rest of the company constantly complain about the standard of the workers in the department, they seem to feel they do not bring the correct attributes to the job,and have lack of enthusiasm and commitment,as well as failing to maintain the dress code!There is one simple solution to this problem,and that is to recruit permanent staff, as opposed to short term contract workers.Whilst it may not be as easy as that,I feel if it were to take place, then it would create a better working environment for everyone.I was never a student,I came to work at PwC as a proper worker.I feel it is highly unfair that everyone in that department is 'tarred with the same brush',it doesnt seem to matter whether you are a student using the place as a stopgap, or whether you are committed to the job, I feel that everyone in the ISU are under-appreciated.
If it is a financial problem that prevents them from hiring permanent staff, then I am sorry but being a multi-national company, I find that very hard to believe! Or if it is the fact they can hire and fire people without any hassle, I am also sorry, because I feel that is an extremely anti-humanitarian way to deal with things!
If you already have a bunch of good workers, then what is the sense in getting rid of them, only to replace them with another bunch of people, who could possibly be wasters!
Please give it a thought!
Thank you!
Shelly Slader

Walla Walla, WA

#2 Jul 28, 2014
My mom hadn't worked for a few years because she was a stay at home mom. When my dad lost his job she decided she needed to find a job to help out with finances. She used recruitment agencies to help her find a job that would fit her skills. Luckily she was able to get a job that paid well and helped out our family a lot during that hard time.
Gerald Vonberger


#3 Mar 6, 2015
I think that recruitment agencies can be a really good tool for the right companies and people to get networked. Sometimes it's hard as a business to find the right employees for the position you have available. You can only solicit so much attention from people and the rest depends on them to contact you. I think agencies help to hook you up with people that are a good fit that are looking for a promising career.

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