It really makes no difference what type of business you have or the size of it. Without the right workers fitting into their positions comfortably, you are jeopardizing your chances for success. Staffing companies can help you fill your openings by giving you access to a variety of talented individuals and helping you choose the ones that fit your needs.
But first you must find the right staffing agency for your business. Some of them might focus on your industry and become a valuable partner. If you find one that’s a match for your organization, you’re off to a great start, but there are other factors for you to consider before making a final decision.
Here are a few tips to help you find the one that’s right for you:
Do some research
Use the same approach in choosing a staffing agency as you would with a candidate: Check them out on LinkedIn, and try to find out as much as possible about their previous experience to make sure they have already done what you’ll need them to do for you.
Again, treat them as if they were a candidate. Interview them to find out if they currently have the type of candidates that you need. If not, how will they find them? Ask them how long it should take to get the right candidate and if they will keep you posted on the status of anyone they have contacted.
Check out the size of their network
Some skills are very hard to find. If you’re looking to fill one of these, an experienced recruiter is essential. They will have developed a large network over the years, which means they will likely be able to get you someone of the highest quality and do it faster than a less-experienced agency. Whatever the costs for this kind of service, they are well worth it!
Look at their terms
Don’t get stuck with an agency that has inflexible terms. The best recruiters will work with you to procure the best talent without burdening you with an uncompromising contract. Look for someone who is creative and agile, rather than rigid and unyielding.
Communicate your needs clearly
Agency recruiters should be good listeners. If they are more interested in selling you their services than finding out what you need, move to another agency. You won’t get the worker that fits unless the recruiter understands what you want and need.
Are you looking to partner with an experienced staffing agency?
Give us a call. The experts at 365RSS understand the need for experienced professionals and highly-skilled workers in the light industrial and power generation industries. And we are committed to providing the most dependable, knowledgeable, & skilled staffing within the industry.