19 NYC Staffing Agencies and Recruiting Firms to Know

Looking to find top talent in the Big Apple? This list has it covered.

Written by Bailey Reiners
Published on May. 13, 2024
19 NYC Staffing Agencies and Recruiting Firms to Know
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New York City is an international center for ambitious, progressive individuals and fast-paced startups. But with time reduced to New York Minutes, it’s crucial to fulfill employment opportunities as efficiently as possible. Recruiters from these staffing agencies can help clients and candidates find their perfect match in technology, finance, marketing, sales, executive search, creative services and general staffing.

Top NYC Recruiting Firms and Staffing Agencies

  • Built In
  • Robert Half
  • Peak Sales Recruiting
  • Korn Ferry
  • Bernard Nickels & Associates


Tech Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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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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The team at Clutch Talent utilizes a blend of strategic consulting and recruitment marketing to help their customers hire the city’s most in-demand software engineering talent. Plus, CEO and Founder Jovena Whatmoor is a champion of women in technology, frequently lending her expert opinion on the matter to outlets like PBS and Fox News.


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Robert Half was founded more than 75 years ago as a professional staffing services company and has since expanded into eight different areas of specialization, including Robert Half Technology. The firm made Barron’s list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the United States.


Finance Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice network of more than 64 global offices — including New York City — allows it to find the right candidate for every role, no matter what country they call home. According to its website, 80 percent of Egon Zehnder’s projects has come from repeat clients.


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The team at Abacus Group conducts in-person interviews with every potential candidate to learn more about their technical abilities, career goals and personality in order to provide clients with the most suitable people. Founded in 1997, the firm specializes int he placement of accounting, finance, admin support, HR and IT professionals.


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Michael Page utilizes a multi-faceted recruiting approach with specialized teams that know the financial market inside and out to find clients and candidates the perfect fit for their next career opportunity. The firm was established in London in 1976 and has more than half a century of professional recruitment expertise.


Marketing Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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Sam and Lori — the namesakes of this boutique marketing staffing agency — are two of only four team members, but that small size doesn’t prevent them from helping independent and global communications companies find and hire the best marketing talent. Sam & Lori’s clients have included the likes of Apple, Disney, Ogilvy & Mather and Coca-Cola.


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Genuine Search supports the recruitment efforts of the marketing, tech, HR and finance industries. They aim to narrow down the applicant pool to a few talented professionals, thereby providing job seekers with opportunities directed to their expertise and interest and clients with highly talented professionals.


Sales Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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AC Lion has been a talent provider for more than 25 years. It focuses on leadership, sales, marketing and product management. Its team has been featured in NBC News, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.


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Peak Sales Recruiting helps B2B companies build driven sales teams at the mid-market, enterprise and high growth levels. Their rigorous recruiting methodology supports clients and candidates after the hire with services like offer negotiation, compensation planning and 30-60-90 planning.


Executive Search Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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With over 70 offices across 45 countries, and a presence here in New York City, Stanton Chase boasts a unique mix of local and international expertise, allowing it to meet the executive staffing needs of just about any company.


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Korn Ferry has extensive experience in executive recruiting and has developed a Superior Performance Framework to evaluate employee performance and organizational benchmarks and provide actionable insights. Korn Ferry was named the top executive recruiting firm by Forbes in 2024.


Creative Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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“We may not be be scientists — but we know chemistry.” With a slogan like that, there’s little doubt that Artisan Talent knows the ins and outs of creative recruiting. Of course, the firm’s long list of awards doesn’t hurt either. Artisan has been recognized for excellence by Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur and more.


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You & Them may be one of the quirkiest creative recruiters you’ll find in New York City, and it wouldn’t have it any other way. The company prides itself on finding the creative talent no one else can.


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Every staffing agency maintains a team of strong recruiters, but Three Pillars goes a little deeper. The company, founded in 2008, also boasts a full-time research and support staff to help it identify the best candidate for every position. 


General Recruiting and Staffing Agencies

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HR Tech may be all the rage these days, but Premier Talent Partners knows that it still takes a human to make a great hire. The company proudly proclaims “Humans beat robots every time,” and judging from its impressive roster of clients, we believe it.


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BNA Staffing & Recruitment doesn’t mess around when it comes to finding the best candidates. Unlike many staffing agencies, BNA requires candidates to undergo extensive computer-based skills assessments and testing before they can be submitted for a role. BNA calls its recruiting process Extreme Screening, and based on their rigorous approach, the name fits.


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ABS Staffing Solutions is a boutique staffing agency with over 25 years of experience recruiting in New York City that homes in on the relationship factor of the recruitment process. The founder began her recruiting work for a federally funded program that aided families and victims in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack.


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Founded in 2000, Clarity Recruiting is a woman-owned recruiting agency that matches job seekers and employers based on a company’s culture and goals and a candidate’s personality and skill set.

Updated by Hal Koss.

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