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Best Employment
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Why These Employment Agencies?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Francisco Employment Agencies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

ABA Search

ABA Search is a South San Francisco recruiting and staffing agency specializing in the legal and technological industries. The company has over 25 years of industry experience and is an active member of the American Staffing Association and the non-profit organization California Staffing Professionals. The firm operates under the values of PMA, or positive mental attitude, and CANI, or constant and never ending improvement.

San Bruno, CA 94066


Advanced Employment Services, Inc.

Advanced Employment Services, Inc. (“a.e.s.”) is a woman-owned, San Francisco-based company committed to providing staffing services in an "ethical, responsible, and professional way." Since 1998, a.e.s. has been providing temporary, temp-to-hire (contract-to-hire) and career placements (direct hire) staffing services. a.e.s. specializes in Executive & Management Searches on a nationwide level and in Entry- to Executive-level positions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including but not limited to accounting, administration (office management & support), human resources, sales & marketing. a.e.s. also provides IT professionals and construction management personnel under its subsidiaries it-nationwide.com and construction-worldwide.com. The company frequently contributes to organizations such as the American Lung Association and the American Red Cross.

San Francisco, CA 94104


Andiamo! Group

Andiamo! Group first opened its doors in 2002 in San Francisco and has since become a "leading provider of strategic recruiting solutions to an increasingly diverse nationwide business community." The company specializes in the areas of sales and information technology and takes an active interest in every candidate's success. The agency's strategy is built upon a sense of urgency and the desire to quickly provide clients with the necessary resources to achieve extraordinary growth.

San Francisco, CA 94102


Ascot Staffing

Ascot Staffing is an employment agency in Oakland with over 45 years of industry experience. The company specializes in temporary administrative staffing, direct hire, and temporary-to-hire placement throughout California. Testing services are also available to assess employees' skills. The certified woman-owned business enterprise company provides its services free of charge to all veterans.

Oakland, CA 94612



Cypress is a recruiting and payroll services company in Walnut Creek. The firm strives to simplify companies' hiring efforts and fill vacancies in contract, contract-to-hire, permanent, and temporary payroll positions. The company focuses on the industries of engineering, information technology, design, and marketing. Both clients and applicants can submit online applications through the company's website.

Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Innovations PSI, Inc.

Innovations PSI, Inc. is a professional placement firm in San Francisco providing a full range of recruiting and staffing services. The company has over 25 years of industry experience and specializes in recruiting qualified candidates for positions in finance, technology, and other professional industries. President Paula Todd founded the company in 1985 to offer personalized recruitment services to financially-focused businesses.

San Francisco, CA 94104


Insight Recruiting

Insight Recruiting is a premier search firm in San Francisco offering tailored recruiting and staffing services. The company specializes in placing candidates in administrative and financial services positions in corporations focusing on private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, asset management, and investment advice, among other areas.

San Francisco, CA 94104


Kinetic Search

Kinetic Search is a Palo Alto employment and recruiting agency dedicated to "connecting skilled talent with the perfect opportunity." The company uses a high-touch, hands-on approach and intimately gets to know each client and candidate's needs and goals, in order to pair up the right employees with the right corporations. Services include temporary, full-time, and temporary-to-hire staffing as well as tools and training for clients' human resource and payroll departments.

Palo Alto, CA 94301



Maven is a San Francisco employment agency "in the business of recruiting and placing people." The company focuses on respecting all applicants by being fully honest and transparent throughout the recruiting process and features a "touch over tech" approach. The company's team believes that meeting a potential candidate over coffee allows them to learn more than simply meeting them over email.

San Francisco, CA 94104


McCall Staffing Services

McCall Staffing Services is a San Francisco employment agency offering temporary staffing and job placement services. The company has 38 years of industry experience and also offers payroll, skill assessment, and background check services. The agency can fill positions in the areas of information technology, customer service, and administration, among others.

San Francisco, CA 94111


Monroe Personnel Service, LLC and Temptime

Monroe Personnel Service, LLC and Temptime is a San Francisco employment agency offering staffing services and hand-picked candidates to fill vacancies in a range of fields, including administration, accounting, data entry, human resources, telemarketing, and event assistance. The agency has over 26 years of industry experience and is a certified San Francisco green business and a member of the regional Chamber of Commerce.

San Francisco, CA 94104


Paradigm Staffing

Paradigm Staffing is an Oakland employment agency "bridging talent and opportunity." The company specializes in helping other companies throughout the US build successful public relations and communications teams. The agency can recruit candidates to fill vacancies in the areas of media relations, social media, investor relations, internal communications, and other similar positions.

Perfect Timing Personnel

Perfect Timing Personnel is a Larkspur employment agency providing qualified candidates for direct placement, temporary-to-hire, and temporary positions. The company focuses on staffing vacancies in accounting, finance, administration, human resources, marketing, customer service, and a few other areas. Founder and CEO Solina Walton founded the agency in 1988 with the goal of bringing people and businesses together in the communities of Marin, Sonoma, and East Bay.

Larkspur, CA 94939



Tegrastaff is a recruitment agency in Walnut Creek offering staffing services in the industries of architecture, information technology, marketing, engineering, finance, human resources, construction, accounting, and sales. The firm was founded in 2000 and specializes in supporting candidates' career goals, providing guidance on salary, benefits, and company culture, and matching up the right candidate with the right career opportunity.

Walnut Creek, CA 94598


The Job Shop

The Job Shop is an employment and recruitment agency in San Francisco serving clients from small start-ups to world-renowned Fortune 500 companies. The firm can provide candidates for a range of employment needs from entry-level to experienced positions. Reference checking and skill assessment are also available. All placements made by the company are guaranteed, and clients are refunded if a direct hire or temporary candidate leaves or is terminated within 60 days of employment.

San Francisco, CA 94105


Truex Metier

Truex Metier is a "leading edge, dual disciplined" staffing agency in San Francisco. The company was originally founded as Truex Associates in 1983 and uses the research-based approach of Positive Psychology to increase corporate productivity and recruit the most innovative and highly productive candidates for its clients. All candidates must pass a positivity questionnaire and a background check before they are interviewed to fill a vacancy.

San Francisco, CA 94104


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