For small and medium sized businesses especially, working with a staffing agency can improve your hiring standards by leaps and bounds — all while saving you time and effort that you can then dedicate to improving other parts of your company.
However, many businesses aren’t making the most out of their staffing partnership. It’s a costly mistake to make.
Here, we’ll go over three ways business owners can improve their current California staffing solution so you can focus on the things that matter most in your organization.
1. Define the role for your staffing agency
It’s perfectly normal for a company to work with several agencies at a time, but you’ll want to make sure that they don’t overlap on sourcing candidates for a position.
Having multiple agencies reach out to candidates can make your company look disorganized, which doesn’t look good for you. It can also result in confusion for candidates if they’re contacted by several recruiters at different times — like if they have already been turned down for the position but are contacted by a recruiter a week afterward, for example.
Aim to have one agency in charge of each role you’re filling to reduce the chances of this.
2. Be specific about your expectations
Only you and your team know what you need in a candidate, and not communicating this information to your staffing agency can lead to time and energy wasted sifting through unqualified candidates.
Save you and your agency resources ahead of time by being clear on what you’re looking for. The hard skills you want in an ideal candidate is a great place to start, but you’ll also want to pass along what kind of soft skills and personality you’re looking for, as well as how much and what benefits you’re willing to offer a great candidate.
The more information you can provide to your staffing agency, the better their recruiters will perform.
3. Don’t take too long in making your decision
Don’t take your time on making an offer to the right candidate. The most competitive candidates will get picked up quickly — and whether it’s by you or another company depends on how quickly you send them an offer letter.
If you take too long to do so, they’ll believe that they’re not right for the position or that you aren’t serious about hiring them at all. They’ll then turn their focus to other companies, even if you do send them an offer in the end.
So if you come across a candidate that checks off almost all the boxes you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to jump on the opportunity. You might not get another one.
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