Tips for Choosing a Staffing Provider

· by Mariah Ramirez

Mariah is the Senior Marketing Coordinator at HTI. She joined the HTI team in 2018.
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Choosing a staffing provider that fits your needs can be a make-or-break decision for your organization.

At HTI, we believe it’s critical to have the right partner for your project as well as have the right people to fill your jobs.

Clients partner with us because we believe in finding and keeping the best people from the production line to top level management – Creatively sourced, screened to your specifications, and placed when you need them.

So, what else should you be looking for when choosing a staffing provider?

  1. A Quality Discovery Meeting or Process

Is the staffing provider interested in finding out your specific hiring needs? Do they specialize in your industry or have any special qualifications? Are they interested in visiting your organization in person? The more the staffing provider you choose is familiar with your industry, the more likely they are to give you a competitive edge that helps you meet your deliverables.

  1. What kind of staffing services do they provide?

Do they strictly staff temporary associates or do they staff direct hire placements as well? Are they familiar with recruiting for your types of jobs?

  1. How do they recruit employees?

Do they seem to be well connected to their local communities? Are they going beyond posting jobs on internet job boards? How do they source their candidates? The more creative the agency is in sourcing their applicants, the more likely it is they will be able to fill your positions.

  1. How does the staffing provider qualify and/or train their candidates?

Do they offer background checks or drug screening? Some staffing providers offer additional screening to better match candidates with specialized positions.

  1. How do they structure their fee?

Choosing a staffing agency that fits your needs can result in exponential cost savings. Conducting thorough research prior to committing will give you the best results to save time, money, and build a long-term relationship with a hiring partner.

Whether you’re ramping up for a season, expanding your production, or looking to take extraneous duties off of your HR team it’s important to consider these key points when choosing a staffing provider.