A placement agency that gave me an opportunity to prove myself in a new career. I've always just worked in a warehouse but they put me in a job that would use my skills in another way. They had faith in me to work in the supply chain industry.
Staffing Manager (Former Employee) – Canada – 20 December 2017
Most recruiters last under a year, search LinkedIn for people who used to work at OfficeTeam/Accountemps and you'll see for yourself. Unrealistically high expectations of huge volume sales calls/interviews, most senior leaders have usually not ran a desk in many years and are often detached from the realities of the job.
For candidates/clients - the mark ups are significantly higher than any of their competitors, so candidates are often short changed as recruiters are under constant pressure to maintain these high mark ups.
Training is very good, but most people who join and like the industry find greater job satisfaction and respect elsewhere. Typically 70-80% of the recruiters are deemed to be performing below minimum standards.
Temporary Assignments (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 May 2017
This is an agency for temporary positions. The recruiters are very easy going and helpful. At the moment I have worked at 2 jobs as a data entry clerk and receptionist. I enjoyed working at both placements.
I liked being able to work at different office environments and having the flexibility of working for shorter periods at each company. However, the stigma of being the 'temp' was not always favorable and did not always warrant getting the more desired job duties.
Flexibility of assignments and time spent in each job.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 February 2015
I found the agents very interested in my career and most helpful in suggestions on improvements to my resume. They are great for a self-confidence boost as well. They are always friendly when I call in to inquire about placements re: a posted job on their website.
More eyes and ears open to what maybe available for employment opportunities for me.
Not enough companies registered with them closer to where I live.
Auditor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 July 2014
This was a temporary position that I got through a temp agency,
The contract was short and task driven and once the job was completely, my responsibilities ended.
On the one hand you wanted to complete the work as quickly as accurately as possible however on the other, you knew the faster you completed the work, the sooner you will be looking for your next contract.
This type of work brings out the best in teamwork.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 June 2012
Overall I have enjoyed working with Office Team that are very efficient and quick to find you a new assignment once you've completed assignment. Typically they do their best to match you with the right clients so far I have worked for the companies and I have picked new skills that are valuable.