What is an Employment Agency or Staffing Agency?

Employment agencies are the linchpin of the recruitment sector and are often the first port of call for candidates looking for a new job.

The purpose of an employment agency is to connect companies seeking to fill a vacancy within their business with candidates that possess the right skill set for that vacant role. It is the objective of employment agencies to connect both parties when there is great compatibility between a candidate and an employer. Recruiters that work at employment agencies often get a fee for making this match successfully. See more on recruiters here.

Employment agencies have a broad network of both companies and candidates, and their expertise lies in being able to facilitate a match between the two that is successful on an ongoing basis for both parties.

Companies that do not have the internal resources for recruitment will often seek out this expertise of employment agencies through RPO. See more on RPO here.