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What is a Staff Agency?

A employment agency is a enterprise contracted by an employer to help with its hiring needs. Staffing Agencies find recruitment to fill all kinds of jobs, from contract staff to executive recruitment in a number of career fields. Whether a organisation needs a Nursing full time, nursing part-time, nursing contractor or a neo-natal nurse staff, a staffing agency can source the right staff. Staffing 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 employment agency, and staffing agency hire 8 million temp staffing every year.

Function of a Staffing Agencies

Staff 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 8 to 20 percent of the role’s salary and take 29 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 businesses needs recruitment, it uses a staffing agency. Staff 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 staffing agency are a good fit.

For job seekers, an recruitment agency can be the ticket to getting that full-time nursing or healthcare 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 companies and industries, whether you are looking for executive, full-time, permanent or part-time roles.

In order to register with or work with a recruitment 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 staff agency will be the ones hiring you. When a temporary position is a match for you, the staffing agency will call you to tell you about the position and arrange the assignment. If you don't hear from a staff 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.

Staff Agency charge fees to companies. For candidates it is free to register and there is no charges if placed by a staffing agency into a new job.


With nursing, healthcare and a range of other speciality staffing services there is only one choice. Staffing’s specialist staffing division will work with you to get results in Melbourne Sydney Brisbane or even Australia wide to get results and exceed your expectations. Staffing's specialist staffing division has built a reputation for great service and fantastic talent, the envy of many of our competitors. Call us on 1300 790 330 to discover how we can help turn your nurses, nursing or healthcare problem into a solution!

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