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What is a Staffing Agency?

A staffing agency is a operation contracted by an employer to help with its employment needs. Staffing Agencies find recruitment to fill all kinds of jobs, from casual staffing to temp staff in a number of career fields. Whether a business needs a Sales full time, field marketing part-time, promotions contractor or a creative executive staff, a recruitment agency 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 3 million people are employed by staff agency, and employment agency hire 9 million recruitment every year.

Function of a Staffing Agencies

Staffing 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 18 percent of the role’s salary and take 27 to 41 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 organisations.

If a companies needs employment agency, 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 employment agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time supermarket merchandising or retail merchandising 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 businesses and industries, whether you are looking for executive, permanent, temporary or contract 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 company
  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 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.

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


the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 8 to 16 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 4 career or role. Our Australia team of hiring specialists are consistently recognised in the top 5 recruitment companies 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 4 roles in Australia. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on 1300 790 330 to discover how we can help turn your supermarket merchandiser employment agency, retail merchandising recruitment agency or retail merchandising employment company organisation's employment needs into a Staffing solution!

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