Working With Employment Agencies East Amherst NY

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

Logistic Dynamics
(716) 250-3477
1140 Wehrle Dr
Amherst, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Other

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Hoffman Partnership Group
(716) 632-3379
42 Huntington Ct
Williamsville, NY

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WLG, Inc
(718) 576-1173
1327 N Forrest Rd
Amherst, NY

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Personnel Resource, Inc.
(716) 634-4194
5500 Main St
Williamsville, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Healthcare, Information Technology, Management

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SDC Computer Services - MASTERT
(716) 929-1400
6255 Sheridan Dr
Williamsville, NY

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Gomez and Sullivan Engineers
(716) 250-4960
5820 Main St
Williamsville, NY

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Debellis & Catherine Associates
(716) 632-1500
325 Essjay Road
Williamsville, NY

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Database Search
(716) 688-6777
73 Bassett Rd
Williamsville, NY

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Globalquest Staffing Solutions
(716) 635-9843
435 Lawrence Bell Drive
Williamsville, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Information Technology, K +

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Total Personnel Services
(716) 633-8090
5500 Main
Buffalo, 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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