What's the difference between a staffing agency and a consulting firm? Is a consulting form more organized?
It's been my experience with Temporary agencies that they have you come in and do a gazillion tests and they tell you they have a job for you but you never really get called for anything. I haven't used a consulting firm because I figured they work just like the Temp agency does. But I wanted to know how the consulting firm makes their money too? I was recently laid off and I'm just looking for the resources that will be best beneficial for me and I dinstinctly recall using Temp agencies before and all I got was a bunch of testing and then once I finished all their crazy tests I didn't hear anything else about the position they claimed they had. But they all pretty much do so the same thing. So I would love to hear from Staffing Agency experts and or Consulting firm representatives too because it might explain a few things for me. In fact, anyone that has Human Resources knowledge that can answer this would be fantastic. I just want to go out into the workforce informed on the process.
Asked By: Hallelujah-Hollaback! - 10/8/2007
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In response to the question posted regarding the differences between a consulting firm and a staffing agency the answer might vary according to state versus individual interpretation... More
Answered By: Bonnie O'Brien - 10/10/2007
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There are staffing agencies that refer to themselves as "consulting firms" or "recruiting firms". Generally speaking it is all the same concept. You will probably get better results if you go to a more reputable agency. It also depends on what type of job you are looking for. If you are looking for an engineering... More
Answered By: Charity - 10/8/2007
staffng agency were like the placement agency. consulting firm is a agency which provide consultancy like on legal matters like ca firms.they can provide you solutions in day to day matters & special problems.These firm charges money for the advise as per the contarct.
Answered By: dharminder s - 10/8/2007
When I first started looking for work many years ago I went to a staffing agency to see if they could place me. They placed me once and than hired me internally. Once I was on the inside I learned that persistency is a must if you want to get placed often. It really depends on if you are looking for perm placement or... More
Answered By: Kara L - 10/10/2007
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