Using a Staffing FirmDownload PDF
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Putting staffing firms to work for you
Staffing firms provide a simple service – connecting employers and employees. Many staffing firms have distinct areas of specialization (Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, etc.), so when selecting a staffing company, investigate their Web sites to determine which providers are best able to serve your needs.
Many hiring companies take advantage of a particular staffing firm exclusively. Having your resume on file at several staffing firms provides access to jobs not listed elsewhere. It also increases your chances of finding a match. Along with practice specialization, most firms offer a variety of employment options to job seekers, including:
For contingent positions, the candidate is employed by the staffing firm itself, assigned to work at the client company. In most cases, employees receive benefits that match or exceed the industry standard. For professional search and direct-hire placements, staffing firms recruit a candidate on behalf of their client, and the employee immediately begins working for the client company. The American Staffing Association offers additional definitions of staffing services to assist you.
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Advantages to working with a staffing firm
There are many reasons why working with a staffing company might be perfect for you.
Staffing firms can play a vital role in an effective job-search strategy, providing skilled candidates with a variety of opportunities with respected companies locally and worldwide. Find one that serves your industry, and they just may find a job for you.
To learn more about the staffing industry, visit the American Staffing Association.