26 Boston Recruiting Firms and Staffing Agencies Finding the Right Fit

August 1, 2018

Boston has developed a prominent technology industry, but navigating a career change or locating a new hire can still be challenging. A little help from some local employment experts can make the process much easier, so we’ve broken down some of the top recruiting firms and staffing agencies in Boston for technology, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, creative services and general staffing.

Top Recruiting Firms & Staffing Agencies in Boston

  • Built In
  • KForce
  • Workbridge Associates
  • The Talent Group
  • Staffmark
  • Eliassen Group
  • Parker + Lynch
  • Addison Group

 

Tech Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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built in boston

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Boston

What They Do: To get things started, we wanted to introduce ourselves! Built In Boston is a hyper-local network that produces content and events that connect local startups and tech companies with the extraordinary people that build them.

Fast Fact: Each month, Built In Boston’s content and events attract more than 83,000 of Boston’s best tech professionals.

 

 

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kforce

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: KForce is the fifth largest technology staffing agency in the United States. The company is highly informed on all things tech and finance with a Knowledge Center full of great content covering workforce solutions.

Fast Fact: KForce offers additional resources such as IT managed services, custom projects and healthcare services.

 

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techpros inc

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Newton, MA

What They Do: Techpros are exactly that—professionals at placing talented technology and software candidates with their next career move. They specialize in recruiting software engineers, web developers and software project managers.

Fast Fact: There is no service fee for companies until they hire a candidate with guaranteed placement.

 

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bowdoin group

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: The team at Bowdoin Group is well versed in both the technical and business sides of software companies, and their experts are able to help hire any position level at any size company within the tech field.

Fast Fact: 86% of Bowdoin Group’s clients return for additional searches.

 

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workbridge associates

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Back Bay

What They Do: Workbridge understands the expertise necessary to provide high quality IT staffing solutions and they’ve developed a unique team-based recruitment model to exceed their clients’ expectations.

Fast Fact: Workbridge hosts a series of co-sponsored community-oriented Tech in Motion Events in each of its market cities.

 

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trillium staffing

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Boston

What They Do: Trillium Technical specializes in placing engineering and information technology candidates with their next company. Their thorough vetting process includes an initial interview, reference and background checks and skill assessments.

Fast Fact: Trillium Technical has been recognized as the 24th largest industrial staffing firm in the US.

 

Sales Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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snelling

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: West End, Downtown Boston

What They Do: One of the oldest recruiting firms on this list, Snelling began in 1951 as Snelling and Snelling in Philadelphia and has since expanded nationwide and across multiple business sectors including sales, marketing and business development.

Fast Fact: Snelling recruiters work with military veterans who have extensive training in leadership and teamwork and a strong work ethic.

 

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preferred staffing & recruiting

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Newton, MA

What They Do: Preferred Staffing & Recruiting can help build a team of enthusiastic cold callers or place a company’s next sales representative or executive across a variety of industries and company sizes.

Fast Fact: Preferred Staffing & Recruiting also helps job seekers and businesses with the challenges of relocating to Boston.

 

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boylston staffing, llc

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: Boylston Staffing is focused on serving the sales recruiting needs of local companies and candidates in the Eastern Massachusetts and Boston areas.

Fast Fact: Team members at Boylston Staffing average 24 years of experience in providing temporary and permanent staffing solutions for local and Fortune 500 companies.

 

Marketing Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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marketsearch recruiting

Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Ashmont

What They Do: MarketSearch focuses on the marketing and advertising industries, working to match active, qualified and interested candidates with their dream job at an agency or corporate team.
Fast Fact: MarketSearch isn’t all business. Their website has a humor section with a few insightful quotes about professional life.

 

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the talent group

Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Charlestown

What They Do: The Talent Group specializes in the advertising, marketing and communications industries, focusing on candidates with lead generation and nurturing, analytics and measurement and product and brand marketing backgrounds.

Fast Fact: The Talent Group’s team consists of senior-level professionals who have worked for major agencies and brands across the world.

 

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staffmark

Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: Staffmark is approaching 50 years of experience in fulfilling the hiring needs of driven candidates and outstanding companies. Their solutions reach beyond just recruiting, too. Staffmark also manages staffing plans for small businesses and develops workforce strategies for multi-location companies.

Fast Fact: Staffmark earned Best of Staffing’s 2018 Diamond Award for receiving the client award for five consecutive years.  

 

Finance Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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king & bishop

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Waltham, MA

What They Do: The recruiters at King & Bishop are no rookies. Founded in 1983, this ‘seasoned talent acquisition team’ knows the ins and outs of placing top talent with their dream jobs in finance.

Fast Fact: King & Bishop is a proud affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management, the New England Business Association and Special Olympics Massachusetts.

 

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manning personnel group inc.

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: Manning Personnel Group Inc. is a local family-run agency that started in 1992 as an accounting and finance recruiting firm working to fill opportunities in both the public and private accounting industries.

Fast Fact: As they grew, so did their industry specialities, branching out to hedge funds, venture capital, high-tech and non-profits.

 

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eliassen group

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: With the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and automated technology, Eliassen Group understands the importance of cybersecurity and tech innovation across industries. In an era where technology is the foundation of most companies, Eliassen Group is prepared to match specialized talent in the fields of financial services, technology and communications.

Fast Fact: Consultant Advocates at Eliassen Group offer 24/7 support to assist consultants with questions and concerns specific to their field.

 

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parker + lynch

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: South Boston

What They Do: Known as the “Masters at The Art of Placement,” Parker & Lynch focuses on building long-term strategic partners to ensure both candidates and clients needs are fulfilled. Financial Executives International is one of several strong affiliates to the company.

Fast Fact: In addition to a ‘bad hire calculator,’ Parker & Lynch has a vast content resource for job seekers and employers.

 

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sni financial

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: SNI Financial focuses on all things $$$, from accounting to finance, tax and banking, their Boston recruiters have distinguished themselves among the Boston financial arena.

Fast Fact: SNI Financial was awarded the Best of Staffing Diamond Award for four consecutive years for the Talent Satisfaction and Client Satisfaction categories.

 

Human Resources Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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hireminds

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Cambridge, MA

What They Do: Many of the employees at Hireminds worked in the industries they currently recruit, and their team specializes in recruiting for design, user experience and copywriters along with several other industries in Boston.

Fast Fact: Hiredminds is a branch of Sanford Rose Associates, a network of independently owned executive search firms.

 

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ace employment services

Recruiting Specialty: HR

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: Another local, family-owned Boston business on the list, ACE Employment Services works with employers and employees in Boston and across Massachusetts to find the best scenario for both sides of the hiring process.

Fast Fact: The Boston Business Journal recently named ACE Employment Services the 11th largest temporary placement firm in MA.

 

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addison group

Recruiting Specialty: HR

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: Addison Group offers a full-suite of professional services and specializes in administrative and human resources staffing services along with six other industries including finance and information technology.

Fast Fact: Addison Group recently worked with HR Daily Advisor on a mini-series about decoding the phenomenon of workplace ghosting—when a great candidate (who may have even accepted an offer) disappears without a trace.  

 

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winterwyman search

Recruiting Specialty: HR

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: WinterWyman Search has a branch of Human Resource Staffing experts in New England dedicated to filling all levels of the human resources spectrum from entry to senior and temporary to permanent positions.

Fast Fact: The Boston Globe named WinterWyman one of the Top Places to Work in 2017.

 

Creative Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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creative circle

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: The team at Creative Circle understands that creative candidates are more than just their portfolio; it’s important to consider the whole package, and their team has developed a resource of content on the topic.

Fast Fact: Creative Circle was ranked among the 2018 Largest Marketing/Creative Staffing Firms in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts.

 

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vitamin talent

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Back Bay, Downtown Boston

What They Do: Vitamin Talent works with companies to fill niche creative positions like creative directors, visual designers, copywriters and product managers. They have developed a three-step process to ensure candidates and clients find the right match.   

Fast Fact: They have locations in four countries and 25 cities worldwide.

 

General Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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monument staffing

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: A local boutique staffing agency in downtown Boston, Monument Staffing specializes in administrative, operational and support positions.

Fast Fact: Monument Staffing boasts casual attire and flexible meeting times, and they have a wall of caricatures to represent each of their team members.

 

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johnleonard

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: JOHNLEONARD is a full-service recruitment firm that places temporary and direct hire positions for a broad range of industries.   

Fast Fact: JOHNLEONARD has a strong community presence and partners with several local non-profits for sponsorships and volunteer opportunities.

 

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BEACON HILL STAFFING GROUP

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Downtown Boston

What They Do: Beacon Hill Staffing Group covers just about every industry out there, with niche branches that span finance, human resources, tech and legal. Whether you’re a local mom & pop shop or a Fortune 500 business, Beacon Hill has experts to meet a variety of business needs.

Fast Fact: Beacon Hill Staffing opened 5 new offices across the United States in 2018 alone.

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