What to include in staffing agency agreement contracts.
Sometimes you need some extra help around the office. Whether the position is permanent or temporary, the key to working with a staffing agency is creating an agreement contract.
Staffing agencies are a great way to quickly fill job vacancies. But before you hire an agency, be sure to create an agreement contract. Agency agreements ensure both parties understand the conditions of employment and help to prevent legal issues in the future.
Information to include in your staffing contract.
The more detailed your staffing agreement contract, the less chance of future misunderstandings. Here are some of the most important points to include in staffing agency agreements for both temporary and permanent contracts:
- Services provided — Ensure both parties understand what the employee will be doing for your company. Be as specific as possible.
- Rates — Most staffing agencies charge either a flat rate or a percentage. Make sure rates are clear upfront to avoid potential misunderstandings.
- Invoicing schedule — How often will you be billed? Will the agency send one big invoice at the end of the contract, or will they bill you monthly?
- Payment terms — How does the staffing agency want to be paid? Also include a breakdown of any fees or costs, including potential late penalties.
- Length of contract — For temporary staffing agency contracts, include the start and end dates for the contract. Permanent contracts should explicitly state that the contract is ongoing.
Staffing agency contracts are legal documents and might require specific information by law. Look into local regulations to make sure you include all the right information.
Don’t forget the signatures.
To prove that both parties have read and understand the contract agreement, leave a space for signatures at the bottom. Using electronic signature software like Adobe Sign, your HR department and the staffing agency can legally sign the contract remotely, ensuring you get the help you need quickly and efficiently.
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