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What is a Recruitment Agency?

A recruitment company is a operation contracted by an employer to help with its hiring needs. Staffing Agencies find temp staffing to fill all kinds of jobs, from executive recruitment to temp staff in a number of career fields. Whether a enterprise needs a Nursing full time, nursing part-time, nursing contractor or a aged care nurse staff, a staffing agency can source the right talent. Recruitment Company 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 agency, and recruitment company hire 7 million temp staffing every year.

Function of a Staffing Agencies

Recruitment Agency not only bring expertise to the recruiting process but they remove the time and administration work out of the hiring process. Recruiting a worker can cost 8 to 19 percent of the role’s salary and take 27 to 44 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 companies.

If a companies needs employment agency, it uses a recruitment company. 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 company 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 organisations and industries, whether you are looking for executive, temporary, full-time or contract 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 company
  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 company 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 staffing 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 company 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 (02) 8015 7730 to discover how we can help turn your nurses, nursing or healthcare problem into a solution!

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