Working With Staffing Agencies – What To Expect After the Hire

January 27th, 2012

Partnering with a staffing agency is a great way to increase your productivity and decrease your costs, while reducing the time and stress burden of hiring on your organization. If you haven’t yet worked with a staffing agency, the steps and process involved may be a bit foreign to you. Or if you’ve worked with a staffing agency in the past, and had a bad experience, you may not understand what you should expect from your staffing partner.

Your staffing agency is a long-term partner.

When you work with a staffing agency, you should expect more than a company that merely fills job openings. In fact, a large part of the process begins after a hire is made. Here are three things you should expect after the hire:

  • Calls or visits to follow up. Your staffing vendor should call or visit your organization shortly after the hire, and again several weeks or months later (depending on the duration of the assignment) to assess whether the candidate is a good match, and ensure your satisfaction. While you should always be able to call your staffing agency with any questions or concerns, a good staffing agency will be proactive in ensuring your satisfaction.

  • Additional tips to maximize your workforce. A strategic staffing partner does more than fill positions, they look at your organization objectively to determine how to best maximize your workforce investment. And that strategic planning doesn’t end after a hire is made. Your staffing vendor should be contacting you regularly to offer tips for getting the most out of your team.

  • Calls about talented professionals who would be a good fit for your company. An adept staffing partner will contact you when they find candidates who are a good match for your company, whether you have a job posting or not. It is up to you whether you have the budget or need for an additional individual, but an effective staffing vendor will present top-notch candidates who are a good match for your needs, goals and values.

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