Using an employment agency to help solve your hiring challenges is a smart move – it saves you time, money, and headaches. But partnering with a staffing firm is just that: a partnership. There are things you should be doing to make sure you are getting the most out of the relationship.
Here are four tips to get the most out of your employment agency partner:
#1: Look for niche specialization.
Are you looking to fill manufacturing jobs? Partner with a staffing firm that specializes in the manufacturing industry. Have open accounting roles? Look for recruiters with experience placing financial professionals. Recruiting firms make it their business to keep up with current trends in the industries they specialize in and develop large talent pools of qualified candidates in those industries. This means you gain access to great people through a firm that knows your field.
#2: Support communication.
Your relationship with your staffing partner does not need to end once you’ve gotten an open role filled with a qualified candidate – and it shouldn’t. You’ll want to maintain communication with the recruiting firm so that you can review employees’ progress through their first weeks on the job, and so that you have a trusted resource at your side when you need more candidates or your staffing needs change.
#3: Streamline your hiring.
Trying to hire on your own uses up a lot of time, money, and resources. When you outsource to a recruitment firm, you are streamlining your entire hiring process. Let your recruiting partner do what they do best – an agency can find you a great-fitting candidate at a rate that suits your budget – at the same time, you’re clearing up your existing team to focus on core business responsibilities rather than getting bogged down with the hiring process.
#4: Be clear about what you need.
Finally, it’s important that you’re clear and transparent about your staffing needs. Otherwise, your staffing partner won’t be able to provide you with the most effective solutions. Be sure to discuss your work environment, office culture, and who tends to thrive within your organization. That allows your recruiter to decide whether temporary, part-time, or permanent hires will be the best option, and iron out the other details of your company’s bigger picture as it relates to staffing.
Choose Your Staffing Partner Wisely
Looking for a recruiting firm to help you source and hire the people you need? Look no further than Talent Corps. Get in touch with our team to learn more about what our solutions can do for your organization.