Getting Started with a Staffing Agency

  • Getting Started with a Staffing Agency

    May 12, 2020

    Getting Started with a Staffing Agency When it's time to add a new employee to your team, you likely know you have some work ahead of you. To boost the chances you'll find the best person for the job, it's essential to get the word out as much as you can. You'll also need to sift through applications and oversee multiple rounds of interviews to ensure you're making the right choice.

    A staffing agency can relieve some of that load. They specialize in locating the best talent in a specific region and profession, then matching each person with the right job. Not only will this free you up to focus on other tasks, but it will also increase the chances that you'll hire the right candidate the first time, preventing you from having to go to the expense of replacing a new hire a few months down the line.

    But to have success with a staffing agency, you'll need to kick the relationship off right. Here are a few steps to help you get started.

    Research Agencies

    Your future hiring depends heavily on the partners you choose to find candidates. Referrals are always great, but you can still do plenty of research on your own. Keep in mind that many staffing agencies specialize in a niche, so what works for your friends in a different field may not work for you.

    Interview Finalists

    You wouldn't hire an employee without at least interviewing the person, so why not interview potential staffing agencies? Once you've narrowed down the options, get on the phone and ask a few questions. What's their process? How will they ensure you get the best person for each position? Also pay attention to the questions they ask. The right staffing agency will take an equal interest in making sure you're the right fit for their own talent pool.

    Provide Detailed Information

    Once you've made your choice, you should ensure you're as open as possible about your business's needs. If the staffing agency sends over a candidate who isn't the right fit, provide that feedback. The more you communicate, the shorter time it will take for recruiters to get to know your business's unique culture and staffing needs.

    Express Pros specializes in a range of industries, providing office workers, managers, and industrial professionals to businesses across the country. Give us a call at (615) 441-8898 to find out how we can help you keep your team staffed with top talent.