With such a growing need for staffing agencies and staffing firms, it’s important to know the 411 before you commit. There are plenty of people who aren’t really aware of how staffing agencies necessarily work. It wouldn’t be a good idea if we left them in the dark, right? What’s important to remember is that all staffing agencies operate differently. Not every single staffing agency has the same specialties as others so it’s important to do your research and make sure that they specialize in your industry. But beware, some staffing agencies don’t specialize in a specific industry, they just specialize in a type of placement. For example, some staffing agencies might only staff 90-day temp workers or direct hires. Typically, if an agency has more of a broader specialty, they’ll have a recruiter whose better specialized in your industry area to serve you. But this is not always the case, so make sure you do thorough research and ask all the appropriate questions. Either way, you’re going to get three main components from all staffing agencies regardless of their focus. Keep reading to learn more.

The Free Consultation

So you’ve made the decision to look into using a staffing agency. You understand that staffing agencies help your business but you want to know exactly how so you set up a meeting with the ones that interest you so you can compare and contrast. This is the most important part of this whole staffing process. The staffing agency takes this opportunity to develop a better understanding of your business including your mission, values, goals, and needs. During this time, keep in mind that you should never be afraid to ask questions. And most importantly, don’t be afraid! Staffing agencies can only work from the information that was given to them. So give them the real deal along with all the details! If you’re not upholding your values or meeting your mission, then tell them so they can help you get there successfully. Let them know all the details so they can assist you in getting the right people in place so you can accomplish your mission and they can endorse your values. Tell them any patterns that you’ve been noticing in your employees, what environment they thrive in and where you’re seeing challenges with staffing levels remaining consistent, and so on. Let them know what works for your business and what doesn’t. Make them aware of what exactly you’re looking for from your new employees and be sure to welcome their feedback. This will help both of you in the long run because they’ll learn what works for your business and so will you. You’ll be surprised at what can come out of this meeting. The main objective behind working with a staffing agency is to better your business through customized staffing solutions so allow them to intimately know your business. You won’t regret it!

Developing a Plan to Meet Your Needs

So you’ve met with a few of your top choices and you’ve made the decision to move forward with your chosen staffing agency. Now it’s time to develop goals and a plan of action based on the information from your free consultation. Now your business needs can vary from short-term to long-term or even seasonal. No matter what type of assistance you need, there should be a mutual goal between you and your chosen staffing agency, which is business growth! The heart of business growth begins with your staff. They play such a big role in making your business the best it can be so it is imperative that you determine when the staff needs to be hired and how the staffing agency is going to meet this goal. The two of you should come to an agreement on how the interviewing process will go so a realistic timeline can be established in order to bring your new employees on board. Then, the staffing agency can create an effective plan with their staff that will be sure to meet your hiring needs in the specified time to make sure that your business isn’t missing out on being productive and generating more revenue.

The Deliverance of Top Quality Workers

After you have had your free consultation and have met with your chosen staffing agency on your goals and expectations, it’s now time for you to receive the candidates you’ve been promised and who you’ve been waiting for. Your new hires will be the best possible fit for your business based on the information exchange in your consultation. And guess what…you don’t have to worry about all that new hire paperwork. The staffing agency has already completed all of this for you so the new employees will show up on day one ready to be trained to be the most successful. Whether these new hires are temporary or temporary-to-permanent, the changes you’ll notice in your business are pretty much endless. Your business can go back to being the happy and successful workplace it thrived to be all along.

Now that you have a better understanding of how staffing firms work, you might be interested in partnering up with one. If that’s the case, please reach out to us. We are a  staffing agency that’s devoted to giving you the best possible workers for your business. We also have an easy-to-navigate Job Search page with all available listings.