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How to Work With a Staffing Agency

If you are short-staffed and need employees, you might want to consider working with a staffing agency. Whether you are looking for contract employees, seasonal employees, permanent employees, someone to work from home- a staffing agency can help you find exactly what you're looking for.  

A staffing agency can provide you with quick access to skilled professionals that you may not be able to find on your own. They ease your workload by screening the candidates for you to avoid having to worry about sifting through resumes.  

So, how do staffing agencies work, and how can you work with them to find practical solutions for your employment issues?

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Tips for Working with a Staffing Agency

Hire a Specialized Staffing Agency

When you turn hiring over to professionals, you must ensure that they specialize in the type of personnel you require. Generalist firms work with various candidates, so it may take longer to find someone with the skills/qualifications that you are looking for. You might even want to consider working with multiple staffing agencies.  

Additionally, hiring a specialized agency will save you time and money because they have a better idea of the candidate marketplace. Plus, they can evaluate the experience and skills of the candidates. To learn the full benefits of why you should use a staffing agency, click here.

Communicate

Instead of doing everything via email, try to talk with a recruitment manager. Be prepared to explain to them what your hiring requirements are and the length of time that you need an employee.  

Make sure that your job description fully describes the position's responsibilities so that the agency is evident on the skills a candidate needs. The recruiter can help with this. In addition, mention your business policies to help the recruiter understand your corporate culture. Once you feel they have all the information they need, they will search for your ideal candidate.

Hiring  

Good recruiters don't stop when they find the ideal candidate. They help with the onboarding process to ensure a smooth transition for the new employee and your current team.  

Make sure that you are prepared with orientation and team introductions. Choose an employee to be the point person to answer questions that come up. Check-in with new staff members regularly to ensure they are meshing with the rest of your team.  

Follow Up with Agency  

An important staffing agency tip is to talk with your recruiter about how the employee fits. This will help them and you with searches in the future. Notify them immediately if there are any issues and let them know what aspects of the employee's performance are positive or negative.  

How much does it cost to work with a staffing agency?

Understand that there will be costs/fees associated with hiring a staffing agency- but the overall cost will save you money when you hire the right firm. Finding the right employees can be time-consuming and difficult. You save yourself time and effort by passing that on to a staffing agency.  

Need Staffing Solutions?

Now that you have a greater understanding of how staffing agencies work, it’s time to find staffing solutions to your hiring needs. Advantis Global specializes in IT, Government CyberSecurity, Creatives, and Travel Nursing. Learn what services we can offer to help alleviate your hiring process by contacting us.

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