Staffing agencies work with small businesses, large corporations, and individuals in order to find ideal workforce solutions. When working with businesses, agencies can staff employees on a temporary or permanent basis at all levels, from executives to entry-level employees. Typically, a business approaches a staffing agency with a request for a desired number of employees and a length of time they will be needed. Businesses can provide additional information, such as a desired skill set, and they can also conduct interviews of job candidates.
Individuals looking for a permanent position can also make use of staffing services. An individual job candidate signs up with the staffing service and provides a detailed résumé, including a comprehensive work history. It is more common in these situations for individuals to be offered temporary positions, as the company does not have to offer a benefits package to temporary hires.