Find better employees — faster

Palmer Group’s clients range from large to small and operate in many different industries. As diverse as they are, our clients all have one thing in common: their employees are what help make them successful.

Recruiting employees is often an expensive and time-consuming process, and one that can be especially difficult when your company needs to fill positions quickly. Whether you require contractors, temporary workers or full-time employees, or need assistance transitioning an employee or group of employees out of your company, Palmer Group has over 20 years of experience identifying Iowa’s top candidates and matching them to your business needs.


Palmer Group excels in finding, screening and placing candidates with the highest attention to confidentiality, cost effectiveness and urgency. As one of Des Moines’ longest-tenured and most-respected staffing firms, we have become a trusted brand in Iowa and have earned the respect of more than 30,000 qualified professionals that fill our candidate roster. We are happy to work with you to identify the right employee, and can also reduce your employment costs by offering our temp and contract employees benefits that meet Affordable Care Act requirements. And because our expertise is informed by our ongoing research of the local market, we’re able to offer your business a clearer picture of the employment marketplace and how current trends can affect hiring decisions.


Above all, we value each placement as a long-term investment in success — success for you, for Palmer Group and for thousands of business professionals in Iowa. Our commitment to our clients and to the Greater Des Moines community is why we have one of the highest client retention rates in the state, and why the majority of our new clients come to us directly through a personal recommendation. To learn more about how Palmer Group can help you meet your hiring goals, explore a few of our services below or contact us today to discuss your needs.

Get a jump on your next hire

Throughout the hiring process and even after your new hire begins, Palmer Group will be working by your side as an advocate to help you find success.

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We specialize in job placement within the following categories and positions:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Mortgage & Banking
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Office Administration & Customer Service
  • Marketing & Sales
Palmer Group can arrange temp-to-hire candidates for your business if there is a possibility that you will hire your temporary employees permanently in the future. For employers, this creates a built-in test period to make sure that the fit is right for both parties. For job seekers, this means an opportunity to get beneficial experience with Des Moines’ top companies, and potentially take a step toward a new career.
We offer outplacement counseling as a service to employees who are completing their contracts or otherwise ending their employment with your company. Outplacement counseling can be a valuable service for motivating employees and keeping them active in the job market while opening up new opportunities for future employment. Our outplacement professionals will help job seekers improve their resumes, market themselves more effectively in interviews and place them in high-quality jobs throughout central Iowa. Learn More »
Hiring a full-time employee is a big commitment for a company, and employers have to be sure they aren’t wasting time, money and resources in the process. Palmer Group understands these concerns and submits each full-time candidate to a rigorous, multi-step interview and backgrounding process prior to determining if they will succeed in a particular role.
A change in high-end leadership, such as a new CEO or President, can be a monumental time in a company’s history. Our executive search team has strong personal connections with Des Moines’ business leaders and frequently leverages this network in aligning central Iowa’s top professionals with new executive job openings. Additionally, we have the ability to draw from a wider multi-state network to ensure that your company is not limited to the local job market when you require someone with a specific depth of knowledge or national expertise.