The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way companies do business in the United States. Both short and long term, organizations have had to look at alternatives for hiring and managing staff, often remotely. Now, more than ever, having a good relationship with a staffing agency is going to be critical in the months ahead. So how do you forge a bond with a staffing partner for your business? Here are a few things you can do.
A Partner, Not a Vendor
Your staffing agency isn’t just a vendor who can place employees on site. They are a partner available to help you source, vet, and interview qualified candidates for prominent roles. They can assist with many staffing issues, not just placements. Once you view your recruiters and account management team as strategic business partners, you open yourself up to a better professional relationship.
One thing you can do to help establish and maintain a positive working relationship with your staffing firm is good communication. It happens so often that companies don’t provide feedback throughout the process. Maybe you sit on resumes for too long without responding. If you do that, you may miss out on top candidates. Maybe you don’t follow up with the recruiters when they’re checking in on employee performance. If you don’t provide feedback, no one can improve.
Be Clear About Expectations
You also need to let your staffing agency know what you need in very clear terms. For example, when you’re looking for an employee don’t just expect that you’ll “know it when you see it.” This makes it very difficult for a recruiter to do their job and find you a qualified employee who will be a good fit for your office. Communicate your expectations clearly.
Seek Their Expertise
If you view your staffing firm as a business partner, don’t hesitate to reach out for their expertise. They have years of collective experience in employment and can easily and happily answer any questions you have. Trust that they are experts in the field and will be able to provide you with the services you need for your company to succeed.
Can a staffing firm help your business succeed?
Call Meador Staffing in Houston TX today to discuss your hiring needs; our expert recruiters have a low-risk employee to meet your needs.