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Staffing agencies are valuable resources when it’s time to hire candidates. But with any relationship, you will make the most of it when you follow the right steps. And staffing partners are no exception.  

How to help your recruiter help you

Your recruiter is an expert at matching qualified talent to your job openings. But to make the process run as smoothly as possible—and help ensure you are placed with well-matched candidates—follow these steps for success: 

  • Give specific job requirements. The more detail you can give your recruiter, the higher quality of matches they’ll be able to make. Always be specific in what qualifications are make-or-break and which are nice to have. Also include details about the company culture and values. All this detail will help save time as they weed out candidates who won’t fit.  
  • Understand what the agency offers. Whether contract, contract-to-hire, or direct-hire, you can make the most of your staffing relationship when you understand what options are available. If you’re not sure, check the website or ask the recruiter for specifics.   
  • Communicate quickly and honestly. When the recruiter sends you resumes, the faster you can respond, the faster the process will work. Open lines of communication and direct, honest feedback will help the recruiter do their job to the best of their ability.  
  • Stay in contact after the candidate is placed. Let the recruiter know how things are going. Not only will this help you maintain the relationship, but it will also give them valuable information about skills and qualifications when it comes time to place another candidate.  

How to find the right staffing agency

If you don’t yet have a staffing agency, how do you know which one is right for you? For starters, it can help to visit their website to see what types of jobs they fill or industries they work with. Choosing an agency that specializes in your industry will help you access the best hiring matches. It also helps to find an agency that’s easy to work with and get into contact with. A dedicated point of contact will help you fill openings quickly and easily, and you can build a relationship with someone who understands your company, culture, job requirements, etc.  

Check out Inter-Connect

We’re a leading staffing agency, and we’re waiting to meet you! To learn more about us and the services we offer, reach out today 

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