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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A staff agency is a enterprise contracted by an employer to help with its recruiting needs. Employment Agencies find temp staff to fill all kinds of jobs, from casual staffing to temp-to-perm staffing in a number of career fields. Whether a organisation needs a Office Support full time, government part-time, accounting contractor or a call centre & customer service staff, a recruitment agency can source the right staff. Recruitment Company 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 employment agency, and recruitment company hire 8 million temp staff every year.

Function of a Employment Agencies

Recruitment Agency not only bring expertise to the employment process but they remove the time and administration work out of the recruiting process. Hiring a worker can cost 7 to 23 percent of the role’s salary and take 28 to 43 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 businesses.

If a organisations needs recruitment, it uses a recruitment company. Recruitment 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 recruitment company are a good fit.

For job seekers, an recruitment company 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 operations and industries, whether you are looking for temporary, contract, permanent or part-time 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 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 recruitment agency will be the ones hiring you. When a temporary position is a match for you, the recruitment company will call you to tell you about the position and arrange the assignment. If you don't hear from a recruitment 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 staffing 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.

Recruitment Agency charge fees to operations. For candidates it is free to register and there is no charges if placed by a recruitment company into a new job.


the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 10 to 15 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 jobs, a 6 career or role. Our Melbourne team of recruiting specialists are consistently recognised in the top 4 recruitment 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 6 roles in Melbourne. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on (03) 9246 0433 to discover how we can help turn your victorian temp staff employment company, melbourne temping company staffing agency or melbourne temp agency staff agency business' recruiting needs into a Staffing solution!

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