Working With Employment Agencies Ballston Spa NY

Career experts offer tips for job candidates who are considering seeking the services of a commercial employment agency.

Lyons Assoc
(518) 583-0444
PO Box 984
Saratoga Springs, NY

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(518) 879-9054
4298 Rt 50
Wilton, NY

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Eagle Healthcare RPO Powered by Eagle Recruiting Services
(518) 894-9844
26F Congress St Ste 311
Saratoga Springs, NY
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temporary, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

Eagle Recruiting Services
(518) 533-2992
125 High Rock Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY

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(518) 899-5217
56 Clifton Country Rd Suite 204
Clifton Park, NY

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Philotechnics, Ltd
(518) 384-3906
105 Lake Hill Rd
Burnt Hills, NY

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(518) 581-2532
340 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

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(518) 580-9025
77 Van Dam St
Saratoga Springs, NY

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(518) 587-1677
480 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Working With Employment Agencies

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You may be a job candidate who is considering seeking the services of a commercial employment agency. There are an estimated 20,000 such firms in the United States, and distinguishing the type and quality of services they offer is no simple task. First of all, many labels are used interchangeably: executive search firms, personnel consultants, headhunters, outplacement firms, employment agencies-to name a few. The industry is further complicated by its questionable reputation and lack of regulation.

The following descriptions of the four basic types of third-party recruiting may offer some understanding:

  • Outplacement Organizations They accept money from individuals (private outplacement), or from corporations sponsoring individuals (corporate outplacement), to conduct job campaigns for displaced employees. The fee is paid up front (retained fees) and the firm markets the individual (candidate marketing).
  • Employment Agencies Working primarily with candidates who seek their services, these organizations market the candidates to employers who can potentially use their skills. Fees are earned either from the candidate (applicant paid fees) or the employer (employer paid fees), but only after the candidate is successfully placed in a position (contingent fees).
  • Contingent Search Firms Instead of depending on walk-in or mail-in candidates, they custom locate (recruit) candidates and are paid by the employer upon successful assignment completion (contingent fees).
  • Retained Search Firms Like contingent search firms, retained search firms recruit candidates for their corporate clients, but are either paid up front or on a progress basis (retained basis).
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