Finding the right person for the job

Communication key to dealing with employment agencies
By Sharlene Massie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/28/2012

Staffing companies, employment agencies, executive search firms and temporary agencies all operate fairly similarly. And they can help any type of company fill any type of position gap.

Most agency professionals have an immense amount of HR knowledge — they stay on top of new legislation and work hard to source and attract the best candidates.

Clients can range from a receptionist tasked with ordering a temporary replacement or overworked HR professionals without the time to source candidates, to owners, CEOs and managers responsible for staffing their company.