FAQ Categories

How long will it take you to find an employee for my company?

In order to respond quickly to your requests, we keep a pool of qualified candidates on file. LandrumHR's applicant tracking system enables us to conduct searches for specific job requirements in a matter of seconds. However, our response time depends largely on the availability of individuals with the required skills.

Can I interview candidates before they start?

Yes. We will send you resumes of those candidates that have been thoroughly screened and most closely match what you're looking for. You let us know which candidates you'd like to meet with and we'll coordinate the interviews.

What does the bill rate cover?

Our bill rate covers the employee's pay, all payments for Social Security, State and Federal Unemployment tax and claims, Workers' Compensation and Liability insurances. It also covers recruiting costs, drug screens, criminal background checks, work reference checks, motor vehicle records and credit checks where applicable, payroll processing, and payroll tax deposits. Your bill rate also includes your LandrumHR team of hiring professionals available to you for consultations and employment guidance.

What if I find someone on my own and want to payroll them through LandrumHR until I decide if I want to hire them?

This option is referred to as our Payroll Advantage. Your company receives a discounted bill rate because you find the employee. These employees must still complete our thorough screening and evaluation process. There is not a liquidation period for these individuals. You may hire them onto your payroll anytime. We welcome our Payroll Advantage customers!

What if the employee you send us doesn't work out?

We are proud of our reputation for quality and customer service. If you are not 100% satisfied, please contact your LandrumHR representative immediately and a replacement will be arranged. If you are utilizing the LandrumHR Temp-to-Hire Program, the liquidation period will be prorated for the replacement.

Can I work the employee overtime?

Yes! You will be billed at time and a half for all hours over 40 in a given week.

How do I open an account or request an employee online?

To open an account or request an employee online, simply call our Pensacola office at 850-476-5100 or our Fort Walton Beach office at 850-244-0026 and we will get you started!

What if I want to hire the person you send?

You may hire any LandrumHR employee using our Temp-to-Hire or Direct Hire options. Please contact your LandrumHR representative at (850) 476-5100 to initiate this process.

Can the employee pay the fee?

No. We never charge a fee to our applicants.

Tell me about your contract. What do I have to sign?

You will find our "Customer Agreement" on every LandrumHR timesheet or on the electronic timesheet approval page. When signing this "Customer Agreement," you are (1) certifying as correct the number of hours worked by our LandrumHR employee, (2) agreeing to pay for the hours worked by our LandrumHR employee, (3) agreeing that you may hire our LandrumHR employee only after they have completed the required 15 week (600 hour) liquidation period or a period of six months has transpired since our LandrumHR employee completed their assignment with your company, and (4) agreeing to adhere to the Conditions of Service, including payment terms, noted on the reverse side of the LandrumHR timesheet and invoice.

How big is the staffing industry?

The staffing industry generated more than $87 billion in revenue in 2008: $71 billion from temporary and contract staffing and $16 billion in search permanent placement services.

What accounts for the growth of the industry?

America's work force is changing as more and more people are looking for the flexibility that temporary work provides. Companies are tapping into the flexible labor market to keep fully staffed during busy times.

How long do people hold temporary jobs?

While specific jobs may last from a few hours to several years, the best estimates for the average tenure of temporary and contract employees range from three to four months.

What types of assignments do staffing companies offer?

Jobs range from a general labor worker to salaried professionals and are available in virtually all occupations.

What are the trends in the kinds of jobs being assigned?

The fastest growth is occurring in professional and technical occupations.

How many staffing companies are there in the U.S.?

There are about 6,000 firms that have been in business a year or more. Those companies operate approximately 20,000 offices. American Staffing Association member companies operate more than 15,000 offices across the nation and account for more than 85% of U.S. industry sales.

What kind of pay and benefits do temporary and contract employees receive?

To attract the most qualified employees, staffing services offer highly competitive wages and benefits. The average temporary or contract employee earns more than $12 per hour. Some earn more than their permanent counterparts. Most staffing companies offer some type of health insurance as well as vacation and holiday pay. Virtually any temporary or contract employee who wants benefits can find a staffing firm that offers them.

What kinds of services do staffing companies provide?

Staffing companies offer a wide range of employment related services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and placement, outsourcing and outplacement, training, and human resource consulting.

Sources: American Staffing Association, U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics, Staffing Industry Analysts, the Omnicomp Group