Working With Employment Agencies Kalamazoo MI

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

Welsh & Associates
(269) 488-8836
346 W. Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI

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Alliant Engineering / JDM Engineering & Design
(269) 343-4108
5121 East ML Ave
Kalamazoo, MI

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Paradigm Executive Search
(269) 488-1700
1747 West Main
Kalamazoo, MI

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Staffing Alliance Inc. - Master
(269) 344-2953
530 Whites Road
Kalamazoo, MI

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Cole's Paper Industry Recruiter
(269) 341-4495
3419 Winter Wheat Rd
Kalamazoo, MI

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Interactive Business Systems (IBS)
(616) 345-6130
157 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI

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JR Walters Resources
(269) 925-3940
PO Box 51214
Kalamazoo, MI

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Officeteam
(269) 226-9600
555 W Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI

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General Employment Enterprises
(616) 372-2090
5955 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI

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Collins & Associates
(269) 372-4300
10188 West H Ave
Kalamazoo, MI

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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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