Definitions of Staffing Solutions and Services

Services

  • A staffing firm brings together job seekers and potential employers for the purpose of establishing a permanent employment relationship.

  • A staffing firm hires its own employees and assigns them to support or supplement a client’s workforce in situations involving employee absences, temporary skill shortages, seasonal workloads, and special projects. Temporary jobs can also lead to permanent placements.

  • A staffing firm employee works for a client during a trial period during which both the employee and the client consider establishing a permanent employment relationship.

  • A staffing firm supplies employees to work on long-term assignments. Employees are recruited, screened, and assigned by the staffing firm.

Occupational Categories

  • Physicians, dentists, nurses, hygienists, medical technicians, therapists, home health aides, custodial care workers, etc.

  • Manual laborers, food handlers, cleaners, assemblers, drivers, tradesmen, machine operators, maintenance workers, etc.

  • Secretaries, general office clerks, receptionists, administrative assistants, word-processing and data entry operators, cashiers, etc.

  • Accountants, bookkeepers, attorneys, paralegals, middle and senior managers, advertising and marketing executives, and other non-technical occupations that require higher skill or education levels.

  • Consultants, analysts, programmers, designers, installers, and other occupations involving computer sciences or communications technology; engineers, scientists, laboratory technicians, architects, draftsmen, technical writers and illustrators, and other individuals with special skills or training in technical fields involving math or science.