If you’re an active member of the recruiting world, you’ve probably heard the term staffing agency. But what does it mean? And what types are there? We’ll share all the details about staffing agencies in this article.
What is a staffing agency?
A staffing agency works for a company to help them find qualified candidates to fill their open positions. The positions are often both short and long-term and can range from entry-level to C-suite. There are multiple terms for staffing agency, such as employment agency and personnel agency.
In addition, there are different types of staffing agencies. For example, there are temp agencies that only fill temporary positions limited to a specific period of time. Temp agencies often help to fill seasonal positions, such as retail positions over the Christmas holidays or positions at vacation destinations during the peak seasons.
There are also executive search agencies that specialize in filling executive level positions. Finding qualified candidates on an executive level can be a difficult and time-consuming task, which is why many companies opt to use an agency.
Staffing agencies: benefits and disadvantages
Staffing agencies are particularly beneficial for companies that don’t have the time or staff to conduct the recruiting process on their own. By using a staffing agency, they are able to ensure that all of their open positions are filled in a timely manner with qualified candidates.
However, using a staffing agency often means paying a premium on top of the employee's salary. It's important to ensure that you are saving money by using a staffing agency and not losing money.
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