A staffing firm can save your business time and money by helping you fill your hiring gaps with well-qualified candidates fast. Did you know there are over 20,000 staffing and recruiting companies in the US? This means there are numerous staffing agencies you can choose from, but very few will fit your needs. Using a staffing agency isn’t the right choice for every business, but if you’re thinking about using one, here are three questions to help you make your decision.
1. Does the staffing firm specialize in any industries or positions?
Depending on the position you’re looking to fill, you’ll want to work with an agency specializing in that industry. This should narrow down the type of agency you’re researching. For example, our team at Raso Solutions are leaders in technology placement, meaning we specialize in all things IT. If you’re interested in learning how to help you find your next tech superstar get a quote.
2. What steps does the staffing firm take to understand your needs?
This question can be answered during your initial meeting with the staffing firm. How do they make you feel during your initial appointment? Are they attentive to your needs as a company? Are they asking about company culture and how the new hire may affect your current team culture? Are they asking the right questions to understand the job order? The initial meeting with the staffing agency should be the tell-all sign as to whether you think they’ll be a good fit for your company. Get connected with a Raso Solutions hiring expert today and schedule a free consultation!
3. Can the staffing firm provide you with references?
Before making your final decision, confirm that the staffing agency has helped fill positions in your industry by asking them for references. They may give you a direct line to contact their clients or provide you with case studies. If the agency hesitates or has the slightest push back, this should raise red flags. To learn about other technology companies our team at Raso Solutions has helped, visit our resource library.