Working With Employment Agencies New York NY

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

The Tuttle Agency
(212) 497-9500
295 Madison Avenue at 41st Street
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
human resources
specialty staffing
sales/marketing/advertising
creative
technology/analytics
hospitality
healthcare
legal
financial
administrative
accounting


Michael Page International
+1 212 661 4800
405 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Tax, Supply Chain, Sales, Procurement, Marketing, Manufacturing, Legal, Human Resources, Financial Services, Finance, Engineering, Banking, Accounting

Adam Personnel
(212) 557-9150
11 East 44th St.
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Accounting, Consulting, Administrative, Banking and Financial Services , Fashion, Financial Software, Human Resources , Import/Export, Information Technology, Nonprofit, Public Relations , Real Estate , Sports Entertainment , Temporary

Kelly Services
212-949-5313 
237 PARK AVE
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Audit, Banking, Billing, Bookkeeping, Budget, Collections, Credit, Finance, Forensic Accounting, GAAP/IFRS, Insurance, Internal Audit, Mortgage, Payroll, Public Accounting, SEC Reporting, SOX, Tax, Treasury, Trust Operation

Millennium Personnel Corp.
(212) 244-2777
224 West 30th Street
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Sales/Marketing Assistant, Executive Assistant, Office Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist
Type of Service
Walk-in Interviews, 9am-12pm
Mon-Thurs, no appointments needed.

Active Staffing
(212) 244-6444
41 West 33rd Street
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Industrial, Production, Warehouse, Retail, Clerical, Food Service

New York Staffing Services, Inc.
(212) 425-2979
40 Exchange Place
New York, NY
 
Taylor Hodson Inc.
(212) 924-8300
133 West 19th Street
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Public Relations
Private Equity
Non-Profit
Media/Communications
Marketing
Hedge Funds
Financial Services
Fashion
Executive Search
Consulting
Banking
Advertising


Wall Street Services
(212) 509-7200
11 Broadway
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
MBA Financial Consultants
Compliance
Financial Engineering
Entry-level Finance
Trading Floor
Wealth Management
Private Equity
Operations / Trade Processing
Accounting Professionals
Investment Banking

Type of Service
Mon 7:30am-5:30pm
Tue 7:30am-5:30pm
Wed 7:30am-5:30pm
Thu 7:30am-5:30pm
Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Access Staffing
(212) 687-5440
360 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Office Support, Light Industrial, Legal, Insurance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Healthcare & Human Services , Fashion & Retail , Event Planning, Creative, Bilingual Japanese , Audit, Advertising, Accounting & Financial,

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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