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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A staff agency is a organisation contracted by an employer to help with its hiring needs. Recruitment Agencies find temp staff to fill all kinds of jobs, from casual staffing to contract staff in a number of career fields. Whether a company needs a Trade full time, trade part-time, trade contractor or a fitters, turners & machinists staff, a recruitment company can source the right staff. 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 2 million people are employed by recruitment agency, and staffing agency hire 9 million employment agency every year.

Function of a Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment Agency not only bring expertise to the employment process but they remove the time and administration work out of the hiring process. Recruiting a worker can cost 6 to 21 percent of the role’s salary and take 25 to 42 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 operations needs temp staffing, it uses a staffing 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 staffing agency are a good fit.

For job seekers, an staffing agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time labor hire or employment 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 businesses and industries, whether you are looking for executive, permanent, part-time or temporary 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 staffing 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 staffing 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 staff 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 organisations. For candidates it is free to register and there is no charges if placed by a staffing agency into a new job.


With labor hire, employment 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 labor agency, labor hire or employment problem into a solution!

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