25 Boston Staffing Agencies and Recruiting Firms to Know

These staffing agencies and recruiting firms are connecting employers with top talent in the Boston area.

Written by Bailey Reiners
Published on May. 14, 2024
25 Boston Staffing Agencies and Recruiting Firms to Know
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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 Boston Staffing Agencies and Recruiting Firms

  • Built In
  • KForce
  • Robert Half 
  • Aquent Talent
  • Beacon Hill Staffing Group

Tech Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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Built In

Built In connects in-demand talent with thousands of companies, from startups to large enterprises, looking to fill technical and expert-level roles. It focuses on boosting employer branding while publishing industry-leading content and news to target highly skilled candidates. 5 million tech professionals visit Built In every month. Learn More.

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Kforce is a nationally renowned technology staffing agency, landing within the top 20 of Forbes’ best temp staffing firms. The company is highly informed on all things tech and finance with a Knowledge Center full of great content covering workforce solutions.


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


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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 companies of any size within the tech field. This includes sectors like biotech, fintech and software development.


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Robert Half supports job candidates throughout their search, starting with a free online job search and continuing with access to free online training and resources. As a result, candidates can meet the needs of temporary and permanent roles in technology, finance, marketing, customer support and other sectors.


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Trillium Staffing 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.


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Sales Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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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. Job seekers and employers alike can find a slate of helpful resources on Snelling’s site to guide their searches.


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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. And if a direct-hire employee leaves within the first 90 days, the firm promises to find another qualified candidate.


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


Marketing Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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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. Led by former marketing professionals, the company can match candidates with various roles in areas like public relations and even C-suite positions.


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The Talent Group specializes in the advertising, marketing and communications industries, focusing on candidates in sectors like SaaS, healthcare and financial services. Leveraging AI algorithms and data-based methods, the company can quickly locate candidates who fit clients’ hiring preferences.


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Staffmark has over 50 years of experience fulfilling the hiring needs of driven candidates and outstanding companies. The company’s solutions reach beyond just recruiting, too. Staffmark also manages staffing plans for small businesses and develops workforce strategies for multi-location companies.


Finance Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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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, software, energy and other industries. The firm also serves a range of job candidates, covering temporary positions, contract-to-hire roles and services for those changing careers.


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Manning Personnel Group 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. As part of the vetting process, Manning Personnel Group provides career guidance to approved candidates to match them with the right opportunities.


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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 artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science and engineering.


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SNI Companies boasts a heavy presence in the financial services industry with specializations in finance, tax and banking while also dabbling in industries like IT, human resources and energy. Employers can rely on the firm to find ideal candidates for contract positions, short-term projects and executive roles.


Human Resources Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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Many of the employees at Hireminds worked in the industries they currently recruit, and their team specializes in recruiting for design, user experience and copywriting along with several other industries in Boston. The company states that 84 percent of its offers are accepted by candidates, who then stay in their roles for over three years on average.


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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. Employers can work with ACE Employment to find candidates for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire roles within HR, accounting, finance and business administration.


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Addison Group offers a full suite of professional services and specializes in IT, finance and accounting, healthcare HR and business administration. Recruiters for Addison Group combine their knowledge of workplace cultures with a personalized, one-on-one approach to connect candidates to the ideal positions for them.


Creative Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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The team at Creative Circle understands that creative candidates are more than just their portfolio — it’s important to consider the whole package. That’s why Creative Circle’s recruiters build one-on-one relationships with clients, and the company ensures a positive candidate experience through perks like W-2 paychecks and freelance benefits.


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Aquent Talent excels at finding candidates within the creative, marketing and design world, covering areas like gaming, digital accessibility and content writing. The company aids in hiring for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire roles while providing a content library and different events to support employers and job candidates.


General Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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A local boutique staffing agency in downtown Boston, Monument Staffing specializes in administrative, operational and support positions. In addition to the usual temporary and progressive-hire roles, the company offers to pay temporary workers’ wages for a day as a trial run for employers. Meanwhile, job candidates get support through online meetings and opportunities to work at both smaller, family-owned businesses and Fortune 500 companies.


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JOHNLEONARD is a full-service recruitment firm that places temporary and direct hire positions for a broad range of industries. The firm works with a spectrum of candidates, ranging from professionals with decades of experience to college graduates. JOHNLEONARD has also developed a knack for finding top talent to fill temporary roles at conventions in the Boston area.


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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-and-pop shop or a Fortune 500 business, Beacon Hill has experts to meet a variety of business needs, whether that be workforce management demands, consulting solutions or staffing and recruitment.


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Aerotek pairs companies with qualified candidates in industries like the life sciences, construction, healthcare and automotive. With a network of “Strategic Recruiting Centers,” Aerotek is able to cast a wide net to execute high-volume staffing while still pinpointing workers with specific technical skills suited for unique jobs.  


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