The two terms are usually interchangeable. However, it can be assumed that in some cases, a staffing agency will handle
high-volume staffing (meaning clerical, call centers, manufacturing and other industries where they need a lot of people
pretty frequently). Recruitment firms, like nFuzion, will usually handle single, salaried positions.
Depending on your experience and the type of job you are looking for, don’t worry about the ‘type’ of agency. What’s
important is to ask the agency that reaches out to you (or vice versa) about their experience, the types of roles they
normally recruit for and how their process works. Make sure they do what they promise. If you have questions, don’t
hesitate to ask for answers and don’t feel obligated to accept an assignment or a job that doesn’t feel right.
(Remember, you should never pay for recruitment services as a candidate).
It’s the ‘run-of-the-mill’ staffing agency that gives the entire industry a bad name. They continuously look for warm
bodies to fill positions and make their numbers, never caring if it’s a legitimately good fit. We all know what the
typical staffing agency is about, which is why there’s such a stigma about working with an agency.
We knew what we were up against when we started nFuzion, but we were and continue to be determined to disrupt the field
with superior recruiting and tech and genuine, personal service.