Talent Scout
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Your Richmond staffing alternative

You don’t need a Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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
Richmond staffing agency
Talent Scout
Richmond staffing agency
Who?
Professional freelancers
Temporary workers looking for full-time jobs
Where?
Remote global talent
Richmond 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

Cara Bedford

Cara Bedford

Director Strategic Marketing, CompuVision

“The freelance talent that I’m able to access creates productivity in a way that I don’t think any of us thought possible.”

Josh B.

Josh B.

SQL Server DBA | SQL Developer | Data Engineer

"I wake up every day and get to do work I love because of Upwork." "I've worked over 8,000 hours on Upwork and it barely feels like it because I love what I do"

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.”

Stephen K.

Stephen K.

Certified Magento, Shopify and BigCommerce Developer

"I was able to triple my income because of Upwork. I love the chance I have to learn and grow my business through the platform."

We find you skilled talent for these in-demand skills

Development
Design & Creative
Sales & Marketing

Meet your Richmond 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, Talent Scout
Carolyn Gomes

Carolyn Gomes

Recruiter
Cass Butler

Cass Butler

Recruiter
Christopher Walden

Christopher Walden

Director, Talent Solutions
Yurii Maksymchuk

Yurii Maksymchuk

Recruiter
Cristina Romero Tavarez

Cristina Romero Tavarez

Recruiter

Your Richmond staffing agency alternative

Hiring a recruitment company in Richmond can set you back financially while handling all your hiring in-house can put too much pressure on your human resources team. There’s a better alternative. You can find vetted talent for your Richmond business faster with Talent Scout. 

Virginia’s commerce capital offers jobs in a diverse collection of businesses, including those in the financial, medical, biotechnology, manufacturing, and transportation industries. Experienced independent contractors in fields such as marketing, IT, and design come to Richmond for its thriving economy and range of job opportunities. But with Talent Scout, you’re not just limited to local talent. 

You may find attractive candidates amongst the graduates from top colleges and universities in the Old Dominion State, such as the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. But there are other job seekers outside of RVA who may be the perfect freelancer for your business needs. Talent Scout helps you get connected with the right talent, even if they don’t live in your local area.

What types of talent can I find on Talent Scout?

Talent Scout recruiters bring the experience you would expect from an employment agency at a lower cost. They know how to find top talent for a variety of staffing needs, whether you’re a healthcare company in need of an IT specialist, a light industrial producer looking for a marketing professional, or a financial services business seeking a designer. Talent Scout recruiters have expertise in filling the following roles with the best talent:

  • Marketing: Talent Scout can connect you with marketing professionals faster than a recruiting firm at a fraction of the cost. Digital media planners, SEO specialists, content creators, and other talented professionals may have experience working for Richmond companies such as Altria Group and Arko Corp. 
  • Design and Creative: Richmond is packed with creatives looking for new jobs. Whether you need a graphic designer, composer, or multimedia artist, you don’t need a recruiting agency to find the right fit for your job description. Talent Scout can find you freelance creatives who have experience working for companies such as Markel and CarMax. 
  • IT and Software Engineering: Talent Scout has alternative staffing agency solutions for information technology openings as well. Whether you’re looking for a software developer, security specialist, or computer technician, you can save time and money on the recruitment process with Talent Scout. Technology professionals in Richmond may have experience working with top firms such as ASGN. 

Use Talent Scout to find a freelancer

Recruitment services can take months. But Talent Scout can find you a full-time or part-time contractor in just a few days. That means you can spend less time worrying about filling your job opening and spend more time exploring Richmond, whether that’s taking a stroll through the botanical garden or catching a Raiders game. 

You’ll also be able to accomplish your business goals on a budget and find job seekers willing to work flexible hours. Temp agencies, on the other hand, tend to provide candidates hoping for permanent positions. And you’ll enjoy a partnership with our friendly recruiters throughout the process.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Talent Scout and a Richmond Staffing Agency?

By leveraging machine learning and Upwork’s global talent pool, Talent Scout can find you a talented freelancer within days instead of months. And the cost is only about 25% to 35% of what a typical staffing company would charge for inferior service. 

Talent Scout goes above and beyond by providing your business with a short list of candidates that have already passed skill certifications. And rather than looking for temp-to-hire work, these candidates will be comfortable with working flexible hours on short-term projects. 

That means you’ll get a vetted list of talent more likely to meet your needs. If you’re looking to find a freelancer with the hard skills to independently deliver great work and the soft skills to communicate throughout the project, Talent Scout has your back. So don’t worry about hiring a recruiting agency or asking your administrative assistant to sift through resumes. Contact Upwork today to find out why Talent Scout is the only solution you need.

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