It is no big secret that a good staffing agency can help your business find and retain employees, whether you have temporary or seasonal positions that need to be filled or are looking for long-term professionals to fill key roles. Whatever your hiring needs may be, learning how to get the most out of your experience with a staffing agency can make all the difference in the effectiveness of the process. Here are a few easy tips to help you not only understand how a staffing agency works, but also get the most from your experience with the collaborative hiring efforts.
1. Check out specialized staffing services.
If the industry you are in is highly specialized, requiring job candidates that may be harder to find, it is a good idea to look for staffing companies that have specialty services for particular industries. For example, if you own a doctor’s office, finding the trained nursing staff, receptionists, radiologist, and otherwise can be made a lot simpler if you find a recruiting agency that offers medical office staffing.
2. Keep lines of communication open with staffing companies through the entire process.
If you want to get the most out of your experience with a staffing company, one of the most important things you can do is stay available for communication. In the beginning, communicating your hiring needs as precise as possible sets the stage for success in getting the right people. You will need to create a thorough job description for the staffing agency to use to track down the best candidates. Through the hiring phases, it is important to know when employees will be coming on board and help the staffing company educate new hires about company procedures and policies. After placement of a new employee, communication is still vital because feedback helps the recruiting team continue to enhance their efforts.
3. Ensure you are familiar with pricing terms and contract outlines.
Hiring staffing companies to handle your hiring needs initially looks like a cost to the company because of the fees associated. However, in the end, the fees are well worth the benefits provided to you as an employer. However, it is a good idea to get to know the fee schedule well right from the start so you understand what payment will be expected. Plus, some staffing agencies have contract guidelines that cover replacement costs if someone they refer to you does not do a satisfactory job or does not stick around.
If you would like to know more about getting the most out of your staffing agency or recruitment company hiring collaboration, contact us at Ad-Vance Talent Solutions.