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Finding the Best Staffing Agencies: 3 Questions to Ask

Human resources manager shakes hand with a new hire after finding qualified employees through a staffing agency.

Even though you’d like to fill your open positions quickly, it’s important not to rush into an agreement with a staffing agency until you’ve done your homework.

If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance your company needs to find qualified employees to fill a temporary or long-term position. We’re also willing to guess you don’t have time for a lengthy hiring process to find the perfect fit for the task at hand, not to mention finding candidates who match your corporate culture. This is exactly the position many of our clients find themselves in before reaching out to us for help with staffing.

However, although you’d like to fill your open positions quickly, it’s important not to rush into an agreement with a staffing agency until you’ve done your homework. In this post, we’re going to explore three questions to ask a staffing agency before moving forward with a solution. The best staffing agencies should be prepared to answer these questions to your satisfaction. The ones that can’t? Well, you might want to cross them off your list and move on.

How to Choose a Staffing Agency – The Best Questions to Ask

1. What Type of Staffing Solutions do You Offer?

The answer to this deceptively simple question can speak volumes of the staffing agency’s ability to meet your hiring needs as they directly pertain to your industry or your goals. For example, are you looking for temporary staffing services in construction—either for a short period of time or long-term? Or, maybe you’re looking for personnel staffing in an office environment. Either way, take a few moments to get familiar with the full extent of the staffing services available through the agencies on your short list.

2. What Type of Training do Your Temporary Employees Receive?

If anyone off the street was qualified to fill your open positions, you wouldn’t need a staffing agency to help find the right people for the job. In addition to sourcing quality employees on behalf of clients, some staffing agencies go the extra mile by providing relevant training to ensure a great fit. At Labor Systems Job Center, we work together with our clients to better understand the responsibilities, equipment and necessary skills to work productively from day one.

3. What Happens if My Staffing Needs Change Suddenly?

Whether you’re staffing up for a busy seasonal period or you’re enjoying a year-over-year increase in demand, the temporary staffing solution you need today may not be the one you need tomorrow. This is why it’s important to partner with a staffing agency that offers a variety of solutions without the need to sign binding contracts.

We Can Help You Find the Staffing Solutions You Need

For over 25 years, we’ve offered flexible, reliable staffing services that help our clients find quality employees at a moment’s notice. The secret to our success? We know what we’re good at, and we’ll be the first to tell you if we think there’s a better staffing solution out there for you. If you’d like more help with how to choose a staffing agency, contact us today to learn more about what we offer. Or, find a Labor Systems staffing agency near you.