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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A recruitment company is a organisation contracted by an employer to help with its hiring needs. Recruitment Agencies find temporary staff to fill all kinds of jobs, from temp staff to casual staffing in a number of career fields. Whether a operation needs a Accounting full time, finance support part-time, accounting contractor or a accounts officer staff, a staffing agency can source the right candidates. 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 recruitment company, and recruitment agency hire 7 million temp staffing 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. Hiring a worker can cost 7 to 18 percent of the role’s salary and take 30 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 enterprises.

If a enterprises needs temporary 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 staff agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time finance support or admin role. Recruiters can open doors to positions that may not be easy to find on your own. Staff Agency allow you to try out different companies and industries, whether you are looking for contract, full-time, part-time or executive roles.

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

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


the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 10 to 15 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 6 career or role. Our Melbourne team of employment specialists are consistently recognised in the top 9 staff 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 6 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 financial assistants, victoria recruitment payroll or victoria experienced bookkeeping staff organisation's hiring needs into a Staffing solution!

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