Hiring new employees can be stressful and tedious, especially if your Human Resources Department consists of yourself and a pile of applications. Using a staffing agency can help narrow down prospective new employees and help relieve a lot of the headaches involved with doing it all in-house. An astounding $11 billion is lost because of employee turnover each year. The right staffing company can make sure your employees are right for the job and stick around. Here are some things to look for in a staffing company:
Consider the positions you need filled
When looking at potential agencies to help fill your roster, figure out what kind of opportunity for employment you’re providing. Are you looking for long-term employees? Temporary? Permanent? Then check that against the type of recruiting those companies specialize in.
Match up the Industries
It’s important to make sure you know what industry the company you choose concentrates in, preferably the same as your own. You wouldn’t use a staffing agency that specializes in food industry recruiting if you owned a carpentry shop.
Possibilities for Collaboration
If you just want the company you choose to do the entire hiring process for you no questions asked, then you can skip this step. But for the employers who want to be at least somewhat involved, ask the agency if you can add your own questions to the interviews and be involved in the selection process. You’re offering the opportunity for employment so you should voice your opinions.
Look at Qualifications
Check to see if the employment agency is an American Staffing Association member. Being an ASA member can mean that they’re a reputable company that’s capable of catering to your needs. Look at turnover rates and ask if they’ll come to your place of business to understand just what you’re looking for.
Do Your Research
Obviously everything stated up to this point has been some type of research, but it’s important to realize that staffing agencies are just companies that are selling a product that you want to buy. Make sure they can deliver a product that meets or exceeds all of your needs.
When it comes to staffing your team, you’ll want to make sure you have the best possible recruits for the job. You can only do that if you have the right staffing agency for the job. Contact local agencies to find out if your company could benefit by using a staffing company.