Human Resource Consulting
A staffing firm advises clients on a broad range of work force solutions, including strategies and services for optimizing staff and skill levels, employee productivity, training, and recruitment and retention.
Long-Term and Contract Help
A staffing firm hires its own employees and assigns them to support or supplement a client's work force on longer-term assignments. Employees are recruited, screened, and assigned by the staffing firm.
A staffing firm assumes full responsibility for operating a specific client function (e.g., call center) on a continuing basis.
A staffing firm provides career transition services, including career counseling, testing, training, interview coaching, and referrals, to assist a client's separating employees.
A staffing firm places on its payroll employees recruited or hired by the client. Payrolling is distinguished from PEO arrangements in that the employees generally are on temporary assignments and make up a small proportion of the client's work force.
Professional Employer Organization (PEO or Employee Leasing)
A business places all or most of its work force on the payroll of a staffing firm, and the staffing firm assumes responsibility for payroll, benefits, and other human resource functions.
Search and Placement
A staffing firm finds qualified job candidates and brings them together with potential employers for the purpose of establishing a "permanent" employment relationship.
A staffing firm hires its own employees and assigns them to support or supplement a client's work force to keep fully staffed during busy times, gain special expertise or staff special projects, or fill temporary vacancies. Employees are recruited, screened, and assigned by the staffing firm.
Temporary to Hire
A staffing firm employee works for a client for a trial period during which both the employee and the client consider establishing a "permanent" employment relationship.
Physicians, dentists, nurses, hygienists, medical technicians, therapists, home health aides, custodial care workers, etc.
Manual laborers, food handlers, cleaners, assemblers, drivers, tradesmen, machine operators, maintenance workers, etc.
Consultants, analysts, programmers, designers, installers, and other occupations involving computer sciences (hardware or software) or communications technology (Internet, telephony, etc.).
Secretaries, general office clerks, receptionists, administrative assistants, word-processing and data entry operators, cashiers, etc.
Accountants, bookkeepers, attorneys, paralegals, middle and senior managers, advertising and marketing executives, and other nontechnical occupations that require higher skill or education levels.
Engineers, scientists, laboratory technicians, architects, draftsmen, technical writers and illustrators, and other individuals with special skills or training in technical fields involving math or science (not including information technology).