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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A staff agency is a enterprise contracted by an employer to help with its hiring needs. Recruitment Agencies find employment agency to fill all kinds of jobs, from casual staffing to recruitment in a number of career fields. Whether a organisation needs a Nursing full time, healthcare part-time, nursing contractor or a corrections nurse 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 staffing agency, 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. Recruiting a worker can cost 7 to 22 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 businesses.

If a organisations needs recruitment, 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 recruitment agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time critical care or nursing 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 organisations and industries, whether you are looking for full-time, executive, permanent or part-time roles.

In order to register with or work with a recruitment company, 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 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 companies. For candidates it is free to register and there is no charges if placed by a recruitment agency into a new job.


It is always interesting to learn something new, particularly about an industry that such a significant impact on your critical care career or employment process. At HealthStaffing we try to regularly publish articles on the latest recruiting trends and strive to continually improve our own recruiting service delivery. We have a database of over 210,000 candidates and an extended network of referal partners. Not only do we feel confident we can delivery a great critical care solutions to Organisations, candidates also benefit from a range of CareerController.com tools and the knowledge that 4 has a large client base actively wanting to hire the best healthcare, critical care or nursing talent available in and around 3. Why not register for work or contact 4 for some amazing Critical Care candidates. Our experienced Australia recruitment consultants can help you. With roles involving , critical care specialist, 5, critical care specialist, or nurses in critical care we may have your dream job.

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