6 Frequently Asked Questions About Staffing Companies

Working with a staffing agency can change the way you hire for the better. Of course, if you’ve never taken on a staffing partner, you’re probably a bit apprehensive about it. This makes sense because employees are your greatest asset, so you want to be sure you’re working with someone who cares about your team as much as you do. 

No doubt, you have plenty of questions about working with a staffing company. Here’s a look at six frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision. 

How much does it cost to work with a staffing service? 

Any staffing firm worth your time won’t charge you a dime unless they find the right candidate for your team. The best staffing agencies incur all recruiting costs associated with hiring, charging you one flat rate. Costs vary by placement but are often a percentage of the employee’s first annual compensation. 

How does the process work? 

When you team up with a staffing agency, you don’t have to manage the hiring process, but you’re still in charge. Top recruiters always work with you to learn as much as possible about the position and your company culture. When they’re up to speed, they’ll comb their network for possible contenders, prescreen candidates, and present you with their top choices. 

After you’ve met with top candidates and made your final choice, they’ll tie up all loose ends for you. This includes negotiating salaries, making offers  and counteroffers  and making any necessary relocation arrangements.  

How long will it take? 

Recruiters can typically fill open positions much faster than you can do on your own, but the amount of time varies. Temporary openings can often be filled immediately, while permanent roles can take a few days or weeks. Feel rest-assured your recruiter will work as quickly as possible to find a candidate who checks all your boxes. 

What will I be expected to do? 

Partnering with a staffing firm means they’ll handle most of the hiring process for you, but you still need to be present. It’s imperative that you respond quickly to requests because you’re the only person who can provide the feedback your recruiter needs to make sure they’re on the right track. Clear and frequent communication with your recruiter will help ensure the position on your team is filled as quickly as possible. 

How do I put in a request to fill a job? 

Every staffing agency has a different process, but generally speaking, putting in a request for talent is simple. Many firms have a request form right on their website, allowing you to explain exactly what you need. When your message is processed, your recruiter will reach out to discuss the next steps. 

What if a new hire doesn’t work out? 

Staffing agencies want you to be happy with the talent they helped you hire. Any firm worth your time will provide a guarantee with every employee. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, they’ll find a replacement free of charge. This should help you feel more confident delegating your hiring to a third party. 

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