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What if I ONLY need employer of record and/or payroll funding services?

No problem! ARG offers the Payroll Plus plan which delivers stand-alone full service contract staffing solutions exclusively for independent staffing firms which requires zero upfront fees. Click HERE for more information.


Why should I partner with ARG?

Here are just a few reasons:

  • ARG allows solo recruiters and small teams to focus all their time on core revenue generating activities, which translates to more billing opportunities for you.
  • Using economies of scale, ARG is able to purchase tools and resources at better rates, passing the savings on to you.
  • ARG dedicates 100% of its time, energy and resources to delivering a comprehensive infrastructure that would be difficult for a solo or small team to duplicate. This back office operation is crucial if you're going to seriously compete in today’s fierce marketplace.
  • ARG has a proven track record since 1998. Because there’s no non-compete, you can terminate your partnership for any reason at anytime.
  • All else being equal and if given a choice, clients and candidates will choose to work with a larger established organization because of the perceived proficiency and accountability.
  • It’s easy to get started! We offer cost effective subscription and sponsored payment options and we can have you up and running quickly.
Of course you continue to enjoy all the reasons why you became a search entrepreneur in the first place, plus you enjoy the tools, resources and support of a premier national recruiting organization. The better question is why wouldn’t you partner with ARG?

How do I utilize ARG's strategic branding?

Savvy Independent Recruiters will leverage their personal brand (e.g., reputation) in tandem with ARG's national brand to provide a more comprehensive marketing strategy. The greatest challenge facing fragmented Independent Recruiters is the ability to unite collaboratively under a centralized umbrella. The real estate industry (e.g., RE/MAX), the insurance industry (e.g., Prudential) and other industries have successfully employed the "Independent Agent" strategy with great success…why hasn't the recruiting industry? By uniting your personal brand with ARG's corporate brand, you become a double barrel branding power from day one without sacrificing any ownership or control of your business. Feel more confident recruiting top talent and forging national accounts knowing you have the tools, branding, collaboration and support of a premier national recruiting organization backing your good name.

I already have a well-established recruiting business; is ARG for me?

YES, we can be your contract staffing services provider and you can still get access to our full suite of tools, services and support based on your total contract billings. You can continue to enjoy your independently branded recruiting business while enjoying the added tools, resources and support of a premier national recruiting organization.

Do I need a comprehensive 5-point infrastructure solution for my small recruiting/staffing business?

Absolutely! Why? The quick answer is so you can earn more money. The same reasons why big corporations make more money than mom and pop business….infrastructure! Ask any independent Prudential, State Farm or Re/Max agent why they choose to plugin to a comprehensive infrastructure versus go it alone. ARG provides you the tools, services and support you need to bill more while enjoying your entrepreneurial status.

Why do you offer a choice between a Subscription & Sponsored payment option?

We understand that many independent recruiters and small teams do not have access to the capital required to properly fund a viable recruiting business. Therefore, ARG offers the Sponsored payment option, which provides 100% access to the tools, services and support of the partnership plan of your choice, from day one with only a small setup fee. If you choose the Sponsored payment option, you must meet our minimum qualifications and abide by our ARG Accountability Policy (AAP).

As an ARG partner, what are my responsibilities?

We provide the back office tools, resources and support while you provide the professional full desk recruiting (Clients/Candidates).

  1. Stay in good standing with your chosen partnersip plan payment option.
  2. Represent your recruiting desk with integrity & professionalism.

When I make a placement, how and when do I get paid?

For your direct hire invoices, you submit them through ARG's proprietary AgentHQ software and ARG handles the invoicing and collections for you. The entire process is tracked in real time straight from the software, so you are in the know all the time. When payments are received and cleared, we mail or wire your commissions directly to you within 4 to 5 business days. For your contract staffing commissions, if net 7 payment terms are set with your clients, we pay direct deposit every Friday. Otherwise, we pay commissions as the client pays the invoice. Lastly, should you leave ARG for any reason, you still get paid any commissions that are outstanding even if the candidate has not started yet.

Do I have to sign a non-compete when starting with ARG?

There is NO non-compete and our Partner Agreement can be terminated at any time with a written notice by either party. At ARG, you enjoy the peace of mind knowing your client & candidate relationships stay with you. ARG corporate is dedicated only to the success of our Agents and therefore does not engage in any direct recruiting activities with companies.

If I use an ATS, will my client and candidate information remain confidential?

Data entered into your ATS software is 100% confidential. Absolutely no ARG representative will have or need access to your database. Control, security, backup and transferability are yours.

What if I plan on growing my business? Isn't ARG set up for only one recruiter?

NO! The beauty of ARG is that it's the cornerstone of your complete business. You can add Associate Agents under ANY plan at anytime. Incremental associates are added at a fraction of the cost, enabling you to invest and grow faster and stronger than if you were on your own.

What if I need my recruiting/staffing specialty to be stated in my ARG branding?

No problem! Below the ARG logo, we can replace "AgentHR Recruiting Group" with one of eleven different specialties: Technology Recruiting, Engineering Recruiting, Executive Recruiting, Financial Recruiting, Marketing & Sales Recruiting, Healthcare Recruiting, Hospitality Recruiting, Human Resources Staffing, Legal Recruiting, Government Recruiting and Administrative Staffing. Your specialty logo will appear on your business cards, website and job board. See logos.

I am unfamiliar with ARG; tell me more about your organization.

Since 1998, ARG has been partnering with entrepreneurial recruiting and staffing professionals delivering business class back office solutions. From Branding to Contracting Services, we are the first and largest full service recruiting organization for independent recruiters. ARG pioneered the "Agent Recruiting" model for independent recruiters and small teams who needed more infrastructure horsepower to compete against large agencies and franchises from the comfort of their home office. We seem almost "too good to be true" while we continue to level the playing field. ARG is a privately held profitable firm with a positive rating by Dun & Bradstreet. ARG continues to revolutionize how Independent Recruiters do business.

Do I need to qualify?

If you choose our "Sponsored" payment option, ARG will need to qualify your application:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Proven track record as a 3rd party recruiting/staffing professional
  • Strong client development & candidate sourcing experience
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Self-motivated & results-driven
  • The ability to work from your home office
Application Process:
  • Complete sponsored application
  • Phone interview & discovery
  • Submission of references & W-2
  • Attend the next annual national conference
ARG Billing Policy:
  • Each year you must bill your minimum in billings for your chosen Agent plan.
  • You cannot exceed 4 consecutive months without a placement.
  • All direct hire & contracting services must be submitted through ARG.

It makes more sense to partner with ARG, what’s my next step?

Please complete our request for contact form located under the Join Our Team tab on the menu. We will contact you promptly to answer any questions and to get you started quickly on the right partnership plan for your business.