Working with a staffing agency is a great way to save time and money when hiring. Did you know that the average cost of hiring a new employee can reach almost $60,000? Never mind the cost of a bad hire! But with so many agencies to choose from, it’s tough to know what will best fit you and your company’s needs. Here are a few things to consider when choosing an agency to partner with the next time you have an opening:
1.What role are you trying to fill?
Sure, you know the job title and the general duties to be performed but do you know all the details? Some agencies, such as ours, are boutique and specialized. We focus in the administrative, accounting and engineering realm so we wouldn’t be the best resource for an IT, warehouse or carpentry positions, for example. With that said, the more you know about your needs, the more direct you can be when choosing an agency to work with to get you the best people.
2. How important do you want your relationship to be with a staffing agency?
Do you anticipate future needs in your company and are you looking for someone to partner with as a staffing resource? Or maybe you want to build a relationship with people who take the time to get to know you and your company so the top candidates are sent? A smaller, local agency will likely be the best option to deliver top-notch customer service and have expertise in the areas they specialize in all while building lasting relationships.
Whatever route you decide to go, we wish you luck in hiring! It’s certainly not an easy job but enlisting the help of a qualified staffing agency will undoubtedly make your life easier!