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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A recruitment agency is a company contracted by an employer to help with its employment needs. Recruitment Agencies find recruitment to fill all kinds of jobs, from contract staff to recruitment in a number of career fields. Whether a business needs a Sales full time, casuals part-time, casuals contractor or a overload staff staff, a staff agency can source the right talent. Recruitment 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 recruitment agency hire 9 million recruitment every year.

Function of a Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment Agency not only bring expertise to the hiring process but they remove the time and administration work out of the employment process. Recruiting a worker can cost 7 to 22 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 operations.

If a organisations needs temp staff, it uses a recruitment 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 recruitment agency are a good fit.

For job seekers, an recruitment agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time short term staff or casual staffing 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 organisations and industries, whether you are looking for executive, temporary, contract or full-time 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 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 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 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 companies. For candidates it is free to register and there is no charges if placed by a recruitment agency into a new job.


With short term staff, casual staffing 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 1300 790 330 to discover how we can help turn your casual staff, short term staff or casual staffing problem into a solution!

For more Short Term Staff Career Advice see below additional resources to find the perfect job:

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