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Employment Agents

Descriptions & Duties

  • Employment Agents match jobseekers with vacancies.  They recruit, screen, interview and place workers for employers and contract labour for particular projects at the request of organisations for a commission.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Detail oriented and decision-making skills

Employment Agents must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants' qualifications, performing background checks, and maintaining records of applicants.  They are able to make decision when reviewing candidates' qualifications or interviewing candidates.

Interpersonal skills

Interpersonal skills are essential for employment agents. When recruiting candidates and discussing employment requirements with employers, Employment Agents continually interact with new people and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or related field


  • 3-5 years of experience in human resources management, customer service, or in other related jobs are required

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $12,000-$27,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $35,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$75,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Employment Agents generally work in offices and work full time during regular business hours.  May travel extensively to attend job fairs, visit college campuses, and meet with applicants.

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