What is a Temp Agency?

Temping agencies, also referred to as temp agencies, are recruitment agencies that specialise in finding positions for candidates looking for temporary work and in filling vacancies for companies seeking to employ candidates on a temporary basis.

Being the intermediary that connects candidates and companies, temp agencies are similar to employment agencies. See more on employment agencies here.

Companies often seek temporary staff to be employed on a project-by-project basis during busy periods.

Similarly, candidates use the services of temping agencies when they are seeking work for a finite period of time. Although there is no guarantee that a temporary role will be converted to a permanent role, in some circumstances, there is a potential for a company to convert a temporary role to a permanent one if it is agreed upon by both parties and there is enough work to justify employing that temporary employee permanently.

Temping agencies are also referred to as staffing agencies, typically in the United States, specialising in sourcing staff to fill temporary roles.