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Recruiting firms are employment agencies. Companies hire executive recruiters to find and bring in candidates for management positions-anyone with two years of professional work experience on up. The corporation is the recruiter's client, and the job candidate is the product. Thus, recruiters normally find a person for the job, not a job for the person.
Recruiters are compensated either on retainer or a contingency basis; either way, the standard fee structure is 25 percent to 35 percent of the position's first-year salary. Retainer firms have exclusive contracts to handle higher-level positions involving six-figure salaries.
Most firms are specialized in some manner, either regionally, by profession (such as accounting, legal, advertising, marketing), or industry-such as high tech or pharmaceutical. Some firms have exclusive contracts to do all of a company's outsource hiring.
-Source: Wetfeet (Article: "Making Headhunters Work for You")
Adecco - a leader in recruiting and workforce solutions. We have more than 900 offices in North America servicing a range of clients through an integrated suite of workforce solutions.
Aerotek - founded in 1983 to service the recruiting and staffing needs for the aerospace and defense industry. Due to Aerotek’s rapid growth and success, we’ve continued to expand our services to provide recruiting and staffing to many industries focusing on technical, professional and industrial staffing.
Apple One - Offering full-service career assistance and numerous special benefits, AppleOne can help you with everything from temporary projects to direct hire (permanent placement) positions.
CyberCoders – A worldwide recruiting firm that utilizes technology, along with talented executive recruiters to match job seekers with great companies. We represent thousands of jobs in engineering, technology, and healthcare (just to name a few!) at no cost to the job seeker.
GradStaff - provides employment services focusing exclusively on a unique labor pool – the college graduate. They place their candidates in a variety of different areas: Banking, Benefit Administration, IT, Electronics, Customer Service/Sales, Financial Services, Human Resources, Insurance, Marketing, Operations and Retail Operations. All costs for services are paid for by client companies – graduates who apply with Gradstaff NEVER pay a fee.
Kelly Services - assigns professional and technical employees in the fields of finance and accounting, education, engineering, information technology, law, science, and healthcare. Kelly is the world’s largest scientific staffing provider and it ranks among the leaders in IT, engineering, and financial staffing.
Sequence Staffing - the premiere executive search and staffing firm committed to providing employment solutions to the environmental, climate change, engineering, construction, and light industrial industries throughout the United States and abroad.
Volt - Volt employs professionals in a wide range of industries and job classifications. We focus on best-fit placements, matching qualified job seekers with challenging and rewarding opportunities at our client companies. Our goal is not to simply find you a job; we want to find you a position where you can thrive.
- The Dos and Don'ts of Temping - Consider the following dos and don'ts for choosing an agency that will find you work that meets your needs.
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