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How to Work with a Staffing Firm to Find Top Talent

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Staffing firms can help you optimize your current team and get you to access to some of the best talents. However, you have to know how to work with them to get the results you desire. Here are a few quick tips on how you can maximize your partnership with a staffing firm to find the best available candidates.

Seek Out Specialized Help
The best way to find top talent through a staffing firm is by partnering with an agency that specializes in your industry. When a recruiter really understands your business from the inside out, they can comprehend what kind of talent you are looking for and better identify your specific needs.

Additionally, seeking out a staffing firm that specializes in your industry will allow you to tap into more local talent. The agency may also have an idea of people in the industry interested in seeking employment with you.

Ask to See a List of Clients
To see if a staffing firm is a good fit for you, ask to see a list of past clients. Read any reviews and testimonials available to you. Ideally, your staffing firm will have a good track record, lower position filling times, and has worked with businesses similar to yours in size and industry. Verifying they have fulfilled the needs of other companies like yours will ensure they have the right talent pool and will be able to identify your needs successfully.

Inquire About the Scope of Talent They Source
Most talent agencies will have a wide scope of talent available to them. For instance, a staffing agency might have talent connections with administrative skills and others with on-the-job labor skills. A staffing agency can help you team up with the right person or persons for the project you are working on.

Make sure the recruiting agency you are working with has access to a wide variety of different talents within your industry. They will help you source the right talent for the job and help you decide what kind of workers you’ll need on the team to get it done.

Maintain Open Communication
Talk about the above with your dedicated recruiter. Get a feel for whether or not they truly understand the company culture and what your needs are. Find someone who fits within your business. Communicating early on will help you avoid the cost of bad hires, overworking your current full-time team, and not having the right talent available for the project at hand.

If you really want to land top talent for your company, both on a long-term and contractual basis, it is important to maintain communication with your staffing firm. Let them know about any changes you have had with your recruiting needs. Continuing to communicate and ensure they understand both your company’s culture and needs is key to a successful staffing partnership.

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