Talent Scout
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Your Philadelphia staffing alternative

You don’t need a Philadelphia staffing agency. You need Talent Scout. Discover the easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to find the right talent.

You don’t need a Philadelphia staffing agency. You need Talent Scout. Discover the easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to find the right talent.

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Staffing Agency
Remote Staffing

Quality talent. Less time to hire. More flexibility.

Get access to a global pool of pre-vetted remote talent you can depend on

Connect with professionals who have proven experience in marketing, design, and tech

Save 30-50% compared to traditional Philadelphia recruiting firms

Start for free—you pay only once we find someone who’s the right fit

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How it works

Day 1-2: Schedule and meet

Give us a few details and set up a time to talk with your recruiter.

Day 2-3: Review curated shortlist

Receive a shortlist of pre-vetted talent from your recruiter.

Day 3-5: Interview and hire

Interview your top choices and hire the best fits.

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Why choose Talent Scout?

Talent Scout
Philadelphia staffing agency
Talent Scout
Philadelphia staffing agency
Who?
Professional freelancers
Temporary workers looking for full-time jobs
Where?
Remote global talent
Philadelphia talent for on-site work
Contract length
Flexible: 1 to 6+ months
At least 3 months
Contract hours
Flexible: 20-40 hours a week
40 hours a week
Days to hire
Average of 3 to 5 days
Average of 30 days
Recruiter services
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Verify skills certifications
Yes
No
Typical fees
25-35% hourly rate
Up to 100% hourly rate

Work with in-demand global talent who are at the top of their field

Sam Crockett

Sam Crockett

Independent Web Developer

“My relationship with Cara & CompuVision has grown over the years. We’ve continued to work together on larger and more technical projects.”

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

Premium WordPress Development

"Upwork has proven to be the best way for me to find high-quality clients and exciting work."

Maria S.

Maria S.

Senior Front-end developer with over 11 years of experience

"Upwork has taken my business to the next level. Through Upwork, I have engaged with many high quality clients that I would not have been exposed to by my own means."

Mara N.

Mara N.

Premium websites for premium clients

"Upwork makes finding clients and managing projects so much easier." "My goal in 2021 is to reach $1M in earnings on Upwork. That said, I am very grateful for the opportunity that Upwork has created for professionals.

We find you skilled talent for these in-demand skills

Development
Design & Creative
Sales & Marketing

Meet your Philadelphia recruiting team

Alexis De Jesus

Alexis De Jesus

Recruiter
Ali Sood

Ali Sood

Recruiter
Amberlee Conwell

Amberlee Conwell

Recruiter
Brooke Kosowski

Brooke Kosowski

Lead Program Manager, Upwork Talent
Carolyn Gomes

Carolyn Gomes

Recruiter
Cass Butler

Cass Butler

Recruiter
Christopher Walden

Christopher Walden

Director, Talent Solutions
Cristina Romero Tavarez

Cristina Romero Tavarez

Recruiter
Yurii Maksymchuk

Yurii Maksymchuk

Recruiter

Your Philadelphia staffing agency alternative

People don’t just come to Philadelphia for the cheesesteaks. Job seekers also find a wealth of opportunities in Philadelphia’s top industries, including advanced manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence, life sciences, and medical technology. Because of Philadelphia’s geographical location and low cost of living, it’s also a popular spot for corporate headquarters. That means the city draws a talented workforce of professionals in fields such as marketing, IT, and design.

Businesses looking for fresh talent don’t have to rely on a Philadelphia recruitment agency to find the right candidates for their staffing needs. Talent Scout can deliver qualified candidates who may have graduated from some of the nation’s top universities, such as The University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, and Villanova University. And you won’t be limited to local residents, either — you’ll have access to Upwork’s global talent pool. 

Plus, Talent Scout provides superior job matching services at a fraction of the price of a traditional staffing company. That’ll leave you with more revenue to put towards other initiatives (or spend at Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Square).

What types of talent can I find on Talent Scout?

Whether you’re looking for a full-time contractor, temporary staffing, or part-time workers for open positions, Talent Scout can meet your hiring needs better than a recruiting firm. Our recruiting professionals can handle talent acquisition in the following fields:

  • Marketing: You don’t need a recruitment agency for marketing to find the best digital media planners, content specialists, and project managers. Talent Scout is the only staffing solution you need. You’ll get a vetted list of candidates who may have held previous jobs at top Philadelphia companies, such as Comcast. 
  • Design and Creative: Philadelphia is full of creatives — let Talent Scout help you find the graphic designer, multimedia artist, photographer, or video editor who will fit your job description and your company culture. Our talented freelancers may have experience working for companies like Rite-Aid and Erie Insurance. There’s no need to involve an employment agency in the hiring process to get the right candidates. 
  • IT and Software Engineering: Computer technicians, network architects, security specialists, web developers, and more — Talent Scout can provide the freelance talent you need to get the job done. Contractors from the Philadelphia area may have even worked at top companies like Ghost Robotics or Exyn Technologies. And you don’t need a recruitment agency for software development to find them. 

Use Talent Scout to find a freelancer

The staffing industry is known for charging high rates and delivering temp-to-hire candidates hoping for full-time positions. And even the best staffing agencies can take 30 days or longer to fill open roles. But you don’t need a staffing firm, nor do you need to overwhelm your human resources department. There’s a better alternative. 

Talent Scout is faster, easier, and more cost effective than traditional staffing services, all while delivering a better user experience. While a staffing group may take months to give you the results of a job search, Talent Scout can deliver pre-screened candidates in five days or less. And you can save 30% to 50% when compared to the cost of a traditional recruitment company. Plus, each candidate will have passed skill certifications to ensure they’re qualified. 

Time and money are of great value to any business — whether you’re a healthcare company in Fairmount or a legal firm on Market St., it makes sense to choose the quickest, most affordable solution for your company. Talent Scout is the only recruitment service you need.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Talent Scout and a Philadelphia staffing agency?

Recruitment agencies typically deliver candidates who work on-site and are hoping for an offer of full-time employment. Talent Scout, on the other hand, provides freelancers from Upwork’s global talent pool who are accustomed to working flexible hours on remote, short-term projects. 

Staffing companies also take weeks or months to deliver a job match, while Talent Scout takes a few days. Our friendly recruiters do the hard work of narrowing down your options, so you can make a quick choice. That’ll give you extra time to hang out in Spruce Street Harbor Park or catch an Eagles game. And if cost is important to you, Talent Scout has staffing firms beat there, too. Talent Scout only costs a percentage of what traditional staffing companies charge. 

Contact Talent Scout today and let our knowledgeable recruiters make your job easier. You’ve got nothing to lose — you won’t pay until we find the right candidate for your business. 

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