When your business is in need of immediate staff, what do you do? How do you meet the short-term staffing needs of your business? The answer is simple- staffing agencies are among the most reliable and trustworthy options as they are dedicated to satisfying all types of company needs, irrespective of where the company is located. They are helpful in dividing the workload for a certain period of time and leave the employers with peace of mind that their project will be completed soon and with efficiency and effectiveness.
Before doing that, do you know how these agencies work? How can you work with them? What are the basics that you should keep in mind while working with them? Let’s have a look at what MSM Group has found out.
Choosing A Specialized Recruitment Agency
Since you are dealing in a particular industry, it is recommended to always choose from the staffing agencies that hold competence in the same field and you want to hire candidates from a certain area. Generalized or non-specialized agencies are only suitable when you are in need of different types of candidates. Also, the specialized staffing agencies have better knowledge, experience and expertise about the field that enable them to make a pool of right candidate that can compete for the position.
MSM Group suggests that the employer should directly call the staffing manager, instead of communicating through email. This way, the manager will be in a better position to collect information, ask questions based on your needs and conclude about your requirements.
Be sure to mention or outline the job description for the required position so that the staffing manager knows what sort of candidates you need and how they are supposed to work on it. Don’t forget to mention relevant policies in your business like working hours, breaks, overtime and dress code. This way, the representative will get an idea about your corporate culture as well as internal environment. Once done, ask if the manager needs any other information or wait until they come up with some options.
Tie Your Belt!
When you have hired any of the reputed staffing agencies, it’s time to prepare yourself as well as the organization to accommodate the candidate. Try to add facilities that can increase the satisfaction of interim staff and guide your team about how to support or help them.
What else should you do? Let’s have a look:
- Make or designated a workspace and give all the facilities needed- like, computer, phone etc.
- Orient newly recruits and let them know about the vision, mission and objectives of your business.
- Encourage team work and welcome interims to participate in the staff functions like team meetings, lunches and other business-oriented efforts.
Almost all staffing agencies ask the employers to give feedback over their experience with the candidates. If they are satisfied with the quality of services offered, it will be a motivating factor for the agency and if not, the agency will have to look at the areas in which, they might lack or have deficiency.