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What is a Employment Agency?

A employment agency is a operation contracted by an employer to help with its employment needs. Employment Agencies find recruitment to fill all kinds of jobs, from executive recruitment to contract staff in a number of career fields. Whether a enterprise needs a Accounting full time, accounting part-time, healthcare contractor or a human resources & training staff, a recruitment agency can source the right talent. Staffing Agency tend to have 3 primary areas of focus with many also specializing by industry:

  1. Permanent Recruitment
  2. Temporary Staffing
  3. Executive Search

According to [American Staffing Association] in the America over 2 million people are employed by recruitment agency, and staffing agency hire 9 million recruitment every year.

Function of a Employment Agencies

Employment Agency not only bring expertise to the recruiting process but they remove the time and administration work out of the employment process. Recruiting a worker can cost 7 to 21 percent of the role’s salary and take 28 to 41 days on average to fill.

A recruiter handles the search process and matches up an employee with the job in question, lining up potential candidates who interview with the companies.

If a operations needs employment agency, it uses a staffing agency. Employment Agency provide skilled employees to work on a temporary or contract basis. Often these roles are known as ‘temp to perm’ positions, whereby the temporary role may lead to a permanent position if the worker and staffing agency are a good fit.

For job seekers, an staffing agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time temping company or temp agency role. Recruiters can open doors to positions that may not be easy to find on your own. Recruitment Agency allow you to try out different organisations and industries, whether you are looking for executive, temporary, full-time or contract roles.

In order to register with or work with a recruitment agency, you'll have to do one or more the following steps:

  1. Find and register with one or more recruitment company
  2. Fill out an online application
  3. Upload your resume
  4. Interviews and possibly assessments (if short-listed for roles)

If you secure temporary or contract work, the employment agency will be the ones hiring you. When a temporary position is a match for you, the staffing agency will call you to tell you about the position and arrange the assignment. If you don't hear from a employment agency right away, there may not be any opportunities at the moment, but check in weekly to show your continued interest in a placement. Once you're placed, you'll usually complete an online time-sheet and the staff agency will pay you directly. Once your assignment is over, you'll go back into the agency's pool to be considered for future assignments.

Employment Agency charge fees to organisations. For candidates it is free to register and there is no charges if placed by a staffing agency into a new job.


At Staffing we recognise that a commitment to service temping company excellence can never waiver and needs to be as much about an organisation’s culture as a commitment to its stakeholders. Staffing has built a reputation for great recruit service and fantastic talent, the envy of many of our competitors. Call us on (07) 3733 1015 to discover how we can help turn your temp agency challenge into a solution!

For more Temping Company Career Advice see below additional resources to find the perfect job:

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