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What is a Employment Agency?

A employment agency is a enterprise contracted by an employer to help with its employment needs. Recruitment Companies find temp staffing to fill all kinds of jobs, from contract staff to casual staffing in a number of career fields. Whether a operation needs Administraion Staff, Secretary or Receptionist contractor, a staff 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 3 million people are employed by recruitment company, and recruitment agency hire 7 million recruitment every year.

Function of a Recruitment Companies

Employment Agency not only bring expertise to the recruiting 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 29 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 organisations.

If a enterprises needs recruitment, it uses a recruitment agency. Employment 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 administraion staff or secretary role. Recruiters can open doors to positions that may not be easy to find on your own. Staffing Agency allow you to try out different operations and industries, whether you are looking for full-time, contract, executive or part-time roles.

In order to register with or work with a staffing 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 employment 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 employment 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.

Employment 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.


We hope this article was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be Secretary, Administraion Staff or Receptionist. At Staffing we have compiled a range of articles and online resources to help you find that perfect job! If you are seeking a new job, why not start by click on the Register for Work button, upload your resume and we will match you against our jobs database of up to 142,000 roles in Australia. If you are an organisation seeking recruiting services then call Staffing or click on the Get A Quote button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with Secretary or Administraion Staff experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our expertise, talent matching capability and recruitment systems no matter what employment service you are seeking from one of the top 3 staff agency in Australia. With a wide range of recruiting services we look forward to assisting you, whether you were referred to us or searched for our australia civil/structural engineering recruiting construction engineer staff, australia, staffing, staffing or australia civil design engineer recruitment online.