Many human resources and company recruiters may have never worked with a staffing service before and may be wondering how to work with a new staffing partner.
Read below for some tips on how to get the best results for working with a staffing service.
Understand that a staffing service is all about making your life easier, not harder. Yes, you’ll probably have to do a bit more work in the beginning, but just like any important aspect of life or business, the more preparation done upfront, the easier things will be going forward.
That said, ask your staffing service’s recruiters and staffing managers to visit your offices for a tour. Show them what you do and how you do it, just as you might for a potential customer. You want your staffing partner to know what makes your company tick, what you do that none of your competitors do, and how you’re different from any other company.
You’ll also want to discuss at length what types of people thrive in your firm. What is your company’s “personality”? Are you a happy-go-lucky lot, or are you more nose-to-the-grindstone folks? This will help your staffing service select direct hire and temporary workers that best fit in with your company’s culture.
As for the jobs you’re going to ask your recruiting partner to fill, if possible, give the staffing managers your company’s job descriptions for the positions. This way, the recruiters can hire for skills as well as personality.
Work with your staffing service to set up regular one-on-one meetings with the managers at your company who will be using temporary staff. This way the staffing managers, as well as your own supervisors, will get to know one another well and, more importantly, will be able to communicate easily and thoroughly when it matters. Naturally, the staffing managers will be in daily contact with the supervisors working with temporary staff via phone and email, but nothing – and we mean nothing! – beats face-to-face meetings to build rapport and trust. It also makes it much easier to solve problems when they arise.
The Professional Staffing Group has been helping Jackson-area employers find great temporary and direct-hire talent since 1994. We know where to find “the good guys.” Call us today so that we may help you manage your staffing needs efficiently and effectively.