Direct Hire, Search & Placement

Finding Great People Is What We Do.

Direct Hire & Search

We customize our process for you — managing ads, screening responses & resumes, interviews, travel, testing, and offers. Plus, we have a 60-day no-fee replacement guarantee.

With a network of over 300,000 employees and candidates in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, Surestaff is your “go-to” staffing firm when it’s time to hire your next great employee.

With advanced technology, proven systems and national recruiting, we can save you time, money, and the frustrating effort of the recruiting process… and at significantly reduced fees.

Our dedicated, experienced team knows recruiting. We accelerate the hiring process, reduce your direct, advertising, and turnover costs, and source active and passive candidates. All designed to do one thing – finding the best person for your company.


Great employees are key to a great organization. To find great employees requires significant effort in both time and resources – especially in a tight, demanding labor market. Surestaff can help you save time, money and effort.

Surestaff has been one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S., and we have invested in technology and processes to support recruiting efforts that place 25,000+ candidates per year.

With over 30 years of expertise in staffing, direct hire, onsites, and VMS/MSP, we have focused on the industrial, manufacturing, production, and logistics business.

We know industrial…. From a manufacturer building bicycle assemblies, to the multi-billion dollar ship, rail, and air importer, to the large-scale international nursery, we understand manufacturing, logistics, production, assembly, packaging and production.


Recruiting is at the heart of what we do….it’s the service we provide. And it’s where we invest our greatest resources.

Our recruiters are trained on the best practices, latest tools, technology, and process to ensure we find the person who is the right fit for your company. Likewise, we leverage all available platforms, tools, and technology allowing us to cast a very wide net to source candidates – both active and passive candidates in the job market.

In addition, Surestaff hosts one of the largest centralized recruiting centers in the industry.

Centralizing large-scale searches and sourcing improves effectiveness and efficiencies and allows us the unique advantage of responding to large-scale, rapid customer deployments.


Surestaff utilizes what is considered the top-ranked ATS (applicant tracking system) in the industry. This system, through open-source coding, allows us to integrate and make use of hundreds of applications – similar apps on a cell phone.

This technology improves candidate and employee engagement, the use of advanced time entry tools – biometric and GPS, in some cases, mass notification and response via email and texting, complex project management, and rapid, electronic payment – just name a few.

These advanced ATS systems also allow automatic linkage to all employment and job platforms, ala ZipRecruiter, Indeed, Craigslist, and Monster, advertising platforms, such as Google, Yahoo, Bing with programmatic ad launches, and allows management of advanced candidate referral programs.

All of which is designed to do one thing, help us find the best person for your company.

Save Money

The American Staffing Association and Department of Labor estimate the average cost per hire is more than $57,000 for a lower to mid-level employee.

When all factors are considered and the cost/benefit is evaluated this becomes a significant expense – cost for advertising, drafting advertisements and posting, screening responses and resumes, telephone interviews, scheduling, scheduling or video technology, travel, meals, lodging, testing, executive interviews, offer negotiations, and initial onboarding and orientation. And….oh, this does not include standard training your company may have.

The good news is that this is what we do for a living and we have these capabilities and processes in place to make the process efficient and effective – saving you time, money, and effort! And a lot of headaches.


Surestaff offers a 100% guarantee for all placements we make; if for some reason the fit is not “right” with your new employee, we guarantee a no-fee replacement in the first 30 days or placement.

Direct Hire, Search & Perm Placement

Direct Hire Services

Surestaff specializes in direct hire and search assignments from entry-level production managers and supervisors to senior operators, line managers, facilities and engineering management, and plant general managers. We have extensive experience in logistics, warehousing, production, assembly, fabrication, packaging, and production.

Best practices, tools, systems, processes and a national recruiting center. We leverage all available platforms and technology to source active and passive candidates.

For over five years, Surestaff has been named one of the largest industrial staffing firms in the United States. Serving Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, and Michigan, Surestaff has over 1,000 active clients and employs more than 30,000 employees annually. We are proud members of the American Staffing Association (ASA), Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), and a host of state and regional associations and peer groups. As with all association members, we follow strict ethics guidelines, adhere to industry best practices, and we put an emphasis on education and process improvement.

Recruiting and workforce solutions are the heart of what we do….they are the services we provide. And they are where we invest our greatest resources – technology, platforms, engagement, national recruiting centers, and efficient processes. All of which is designed to do one thing … help us find the best person for your company. Save Money. Save Time. Get The Right Person.

$180M+ Revenue

100k+ employees

27 locations

25+ years experience

filling a range of positions

  • Line managers and supervisors
  • Plant managers
  • Assemblers
  • Forklift Operators
  • Inventory Control
  • Machine Operators
  • CNC
  • Robotics
  • Material Handlers
  • Pickers/Packers
  • Quality Control
  • Food Processing
  • Logistics
  • Shipping/Receiving Clerks

market strengh and expertise

SURESTAFF’S direct hire and placement programs greatly decreases the time and effort needed to add to-notch talent to your organization. Our programs cover the entire recruiting process from sourcing candidates, to interviews, to scheduling, and managing the pre- and post-offer process.

extension of client relationship

  • Partner to Client HR & Supervisors
  • Proactive Performance Planning
  • Safety Program for “Eyes on the Floor”

Flexibilty and control

  • Partner to Client HR & Supervisors
  • Proactive Performance Planning
  • Safety Program for “Eyes on the Floor”

customer-centric approach

Our customer-centric approach offers the flexibility to deliver high-quality service regardless of size or scope, and is supported by dedicated workforce experts who guarantee unmatched customer service. Our processes allow us to report on key metrics that: