A workforce employment agency, or staffing agency, helps companies find qualified individuals for temporary or permanent positions, and it also helps individuals get matched with positions they are qualified for. There are staffing firms that focus on a specific field, like technology, as well as generalist firms that can provide staff for many industries, states Robert Half. Three such agencies include Robert Half, ManpowerGroup and Kelly Services.
Workforce employment agencies typically charge companies for their placement services but may also provide a guarantee that the companies are satisfied with the workers given to them, states Robert Half. Companies benefit from using these agencies since they can make it faster to find qualified workers, and it can also be cheaper to pay the fee to the agency than to hire an employee directly.