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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A staffing agency is a organisation contracted by an employer to help with its hiring needs. Staffing Agencies find recruitment to fill all kinds of jobs, from temp staff to executive recruitment in a number of career fields. Whether a organisation needs a Healthcare full time, government part-time, field marketing contractor or a call centre & customer service staff, a recruitment company can source the right candidates. Employment 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 staffing agency, and employment agency hire 7 million employment agency every year.

Function of a Staffing Agencies

Recruitment Agency not only bring expertise to the employment process but they remove the time and administration work out of the hiring process. Employment a worker can cost 7 to 23 percent of the role’s salary and take 31 to 45 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 businesses needs temporary staff, it uses a employment agency. 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 employment agency are a good fit.

For job seekers, an recruitment company can be the ticket to getting that full-time job search or employment agency role. Recruiters can open doors to positions that may not be easy to find on your own. Recruitment Company allow you to try out different companies and industries, whether you are looking for part-time, full-time, permanent or executive 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 employment 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 employment agency 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 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.

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


With job search, employment agency 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 (02) 9161 7555 to discover how we can help turn your work agencies, job search or employment agency problem into a solution!

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