Both a recruiter and staffing agency play distinct roles in connecting job seekers with employment opportunities.
A recruiter is typically one individual, either an in-house employee or external consultant, who works directly for an organization. Primarily, they focus on sourcing and evaluating candidates for specific job openings within that organization. Recruiters often manage the entire hiring process, from screening resumes to conducting interviews, and may work closely with hiring managers.
A staffing agency, also known as an employment agency or recruitment agency, functions as an intermediary between job seekers and employers. Staffing agencies typically work with multiple companies across various industries and maintain a pool of qualified candidates. As a staffing agency, we match the right candidates to temporary, contract or permanent positions based on their skills, qualifications and the client organizations’ needs. Typically, staffing agencies will handle the administrative aspects of hiring for placed candidates, including payroll and benefits.