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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A recruitment company is a business contracted by an employer to help with its recruiting needs. Recruitment Agencies find recruitment to fill all kinds of jobs, from executive recruitment to temp-to-perm staffing in a number of career fields. Whether a enterprise needs a Office Support full time, office support part-time, office support contractor or a general office staff, a employment agency can source the right talent. 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 8 million temporary staff every year.

Function of a Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment Agency not only bring expertise to the recruiting 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 26 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 companies.

If a organisations needs recruitment, 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 clerk or clerical temp 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 enterprises and industries, whether you are looking for contract, part-time, full-time or permanent 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 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 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.


the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 7 to 20 times over their lifetime. At Staffing we are committed to providing you with career advice and resources to assist you in this journey. We hope you found this article of interest, and that is assists you in your search for the perfect job, whether it be jobs, a 2 career or role. Our Melbourne team of recruiting specialists are consistently recognised in the top 8 employment agencies Australia wide. If you are a job seeker then click on the Find Work button to upload your resume and be matched to Staffing's job database, including 2 roles in Melbourne. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on (03) 9246 0433 to discover how we can help turn your victoria temp staff temporary clerk employment agency, victoria temp clerical recruitment agency or victoria temping clerical temp staffing agency organisation's recruiting needs into a Staffing solution!

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