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What is a Staffing Agency?

A recruitment agency is a operation contracted by an employer to help with its recruiting needs. Recruitment Agencies find temp staffing to fill all kinds of jobs, from casual staffing to temp-to-perm staffing in a number of career fields. Whether a company needs a HR full time, hr part-time, hr contractor or a human resources consultant 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 2 million people are employed by recruitment agency, and recruitment company hire 7 million temp staff every year.

Function of a Recruitment Agencies

Staffing 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 8 to 21 percent of the role’s salary and take 27 to 49 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 enterprises.

If a organisations needs employment agency, it uses a recruitment company. Staffing 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 staff agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time recruiter or recruitment role. Recruiters can open doors to positions that may not be easy to find on your own. Staff Agency allow you to try out different organisations and industries, whether you are looking for temporary, executive, part-time or contract roles.

In order to register with or work with a staffing 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 staffing 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 staffing 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.

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


With recruiter, recruitment and a range of other speciality staffing services there is only one choice. Staffing’s specialist staffing division will work with you to get results in Melbourne Sydney Brisbane or even Australia wide to get results and exceed your expectations. Staffing's specialist staffing division has built a reputation for great 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 recruiters, recruiter or recruitment problem into a solution!

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