How to Utilize a Staffing Agency
In today’s business world, things are so rapidly changing. Lots of companies depend on staffing agencies to find just the right person for particular positions they have available. A staffing agency can do the bulk of the work that needs to be done in order to put the right person in your vacant position. Staffing agencies do everything from the application process, testing, scheduling interviews and training. They are also very flexible in their tasks and they can handle all staffing tasks from temporary, temp-to-perm or permanent positions.
This is a good place to start; do your homework by doing some online research or researching in other ways such as calling the Better Business Bureau or something as simple as just word of mouth; asking people you know. Schedule a meeting with the agency and find out how long they’ve been in business and find out from other employers who may have used them how satisfied they were with their services. Research how the company recruits and retains its reliable work force. This can help determine the quality of employee(s) you receive.
Determine the help you need
Determine if you need a temporary or permanent employee. Secondly, determine the duties of the specific position and the amount of salary you are willing to pay. After determining that you need a new employee, begin by preparing the job description so that this can be passed on to the staffing agency. Also let the agency know the education or other requirements and let them know of any trainings/testing that will need to be done. Afterwards leave it to the agency to find you that right person.
Make sure the company fully understands your needs
Find out if the agency that you are choosing has a database of available workers and how extensive that database is. This way you can ensure that you will be getting the best person(s) for the job. Make sure you let the agency know all the details and every specific of the position you wish to fill.
Once you have built a relationship with an agency you can continue to use them over and over for all your staffing needs. Agencies are flexible and can save you time and money; just remember they are working for you.