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What is a Staffing Agency?

A recruitment agency is a business contracted by an employer to help with its hiring needs. Staff Agencies find recruitment to fill all kinds of jobs, from temp-to-perm staffing to recruitment in a number of career fields. Whether a business needs a Healthcare full time, accounting part-time, banking & financial services contractor or a administration & office support staff, a recruitment company can source the right talent. 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 staff agency, and employment agency hire 8 million employment agency every year.

Function of a Staff Agencies

Staffing Agency not only bring expertise to the recruiting process but they remove the time and administration work out of the hiring process. Hiring a worker can cost 6 to 23 percent of the role’s salary and take 31 to 47 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 organisations needs recruitment, it uses a employment agency. 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 employment agency are a good fit.

For job seekers, an recruitment company can be the ticket to getting that full-time temporary staffing or temp staff 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 enterprises and industries, whether you are looking for temporary, part-time, full-time or permanent roles.

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

  1. Find and register with one or more staff 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 staffing 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 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 company 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 operations. For candidates it is free to register and there is no charges if placed by a employment agency into a new job.


With temporary staffing, temp staff and a range of other speciality staffing services there is only one choice. Staffing’s specialist temping 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 temping 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 temporary recruitment, temporary staffing or temp staff problem into a solution!

For more Temporary Staffing Career Advice see below additional resources to find the perfect job:

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