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What is a Staff Agency?

A staffing agency is a company contracted by an employer to help with its employment needs. Recruitment Agencies find temporary staff to fill all kinds of jobs, from executive recruitment to casual staffing in a number of career fields. Whether a enterprise needs a Field Marketing full time, human resources & training part-time, accounting contractor or a government staff, a staff 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 3 million people are employed by recruitment agency, and staffing agency hire 7 million recruitment every year.

Function of a Recruitment Agencies

Staff Agency not only bring expertise to the hiring process but they remove the time and administration work out of the employment process. Employment a worker can cost 8 to 20 percent of the role’s salary and take 25 to 50 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 operations.

If a enterprises needs temp staff, it uses a staffing agency. Staff 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 recruitment 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. Employment Agency allow you to try out different organisations and industries, whether you are looking for part-time, executive, contract or full-time roles.

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

  1. Find and register with one or more recruitment agency
  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 staff 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 staff 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 recruitment 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.

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


the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 7 to 20 times over their lifetime. At Staffing we are committed to providing you with career advice and resources to assist you in this journey. We hope you found this article of interest, and that is assists you in your search for the perfect job, whether it be solution jobs, a 1 career or 54 role. Our Canberra team of recruiting specialists are consistently recognised in the top 4 staffing agencies Australia wide. If you are a job seeker then click on the Find Work button to upload your resume and be matched to Staffing's job database, including 1 roles in Canberra. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on (02) 9161 7555 to discover how we can help turn your canberra temp staff staffing agency, act temping company recruitment agency or act temp agency staff agency organisation's employment needs into a Staffing solution!

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