Recruitment agencies serve employers and job seekers all over the United States. It is estimated that these firms are used by more than 3 million employees every week.
Recruitment agencies serve employers and job seekers all over the United States. It is estimated that these firms are used by more than 3 million employees every week, and the staffing services sector is expected to keep growing at a steady pace over the next few years. Below you will find an overview of the different types of recruitment agencies and services currently available to US-based businesses and job seekers.
Temporary recruitment agencies fill an important gap in the labor market, matching candidates to short-term or seasonal vacancies. Although in the past temporary vacancies were limited to sectors like agriculture or hospitality, in recent years mid-management and senior-level positions have also become available on a temporary basis and in high-value industries. Nowadays, temporary assignments are available in sectors ranging from office and clerical to industrial, and including health care, information technology, and education.
Recent reports from the American Staffing Association indicate that temporary recruitment agencies have their largest share of the market in California, Texas, and Illinois. The same report reveals that more than 75 per cent of the positions made available via temp agencies are full-time jobs.
Some of the largest temporary recruitment agencies currently operating throughout the United States include:
Executive search firms typically provide their services to medium-sized and large corporations. These firms offer a variety of services, which include research, candidate search and development, interviewing, negotiating, leadership training, and career management solutions. There are hundreds of executive recruitment companies in the United States, but if you require their services, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants is a good place to get started, as this organization keeps an up-to-date list of the most reputable executive search firms.
Some executive recruitment agencies specialize in matching candidates to short-term management assignments. Generally speaking, these agencies (which are sometimes referred to as interim management recruitment specialists) place interim executives in mid-level and senior positions, and may specialize in one or more industry sectors. In addition, some interim recruitment agencies can also place consultants and board directors or advisors who can perform their role on an ad hoc basis. Interim positions are generally available for a period ranging between 3 and 6 months. Some established interim recruiters include: