Once you’ve decided that working with a staffing agency is the right choice for your business, you may be wondering how to choose the right firm to ensure you get the employees you need. With approximately 15 million workers1 finding positions through these organizations, it’s no surprise that there is a wide range of staffing agencies from which to choose. And, while it may initially appear that they are all the same, nothing could be further from the truth.
To help you select the right staffing firm for your company, here are some key areas upon which to focus.
Focus on Your Business
A reputable staffing agency is first and foremost going to be interested in helping your company succeed. This means they will listen as you explain your needs, ask suitable questions to gather any required information, and recommend services based on helping you meet your goals. The intent is to design a solution that will work for you specifically and not just a cookie cutter solution that doesn’t take your unique situation into account.
Speed of Results
On average, it takes a company 42 days2 to hire a new employee on their own and, if you are looking to hire a skill set that is particularly hard to obtain in today’s job market, the time can be much longer. When you choose to work with a staffing firm, part of what you are likely looking for is an efficient process that will allow you to get results quickly. While a staffing firm might not be able to guarantee when a suitable candidate will be found, they should be able to provide you with additional information and an approximate timeline. And a reputable agency will likely be able to get you a strong applicant much faster than the 42-day average.
The Right Kind of Cost Savings
With an average cost per hire of more than $4,0002, you’re likely searching for the right staffing agency to allow you to lower your financial obligation during the hiring process. However, some less reputable firms will help cut those costs by finding a cheap, fast hire and not necessarily the right person for the position.
Staffing agencies that concentrate on finding you an ideal candidate and not just someone who is available today will help you save money by finding the right new hire the first time. Otherwise, a fast hire could cost you more money in the long run if you simply find yourself back in the same position when they don’t work out.
Choosing the Right Staffing Agency
Your ideal staffing firm will be able to provide you benefits in the three areas above, allowing you to find a strong candidate quickly but still taking care when making recommendations. If you are interested in working with a high-quality staffing agency in Atlanta, Employ Partners is available to discuss your needs. Contact us to see how our services can be the best choice for your business.
1 – https://americanstaffing.net/staffing-research-data/fact-sheets-analysis-staffing-industry-trends/staffing-industry-statistics/
2 – https://www.shrm.org/about-shrm/press-room/press-releases/Pages/Human-Capital-Benchmarking-Report.aspx