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Partnering with a Staffing Agency to Help Your Business Succeed

Partnering with a Staffing Agency to Help Your Business Succeed

As with everything else in our world, today’s job market has undergone major changes. In the past the majority of staffing agencies were used by businesses searching for temporary workers. Now employers contract with an agency for everything from specialized personnel to entry-level candidates, seasonal workers to a temporary emergency one-day fill-in.

So instead of wasting valuable time posting employment needs on numerous job boards, wading through thousands of resumes…probably 98 percent of which don’t have the necessary skills, and then spending countless man hours with phone, online and then in-person interviews, here are 3 reasons to partner with Staffing One Services to help your business succeed.

  • Staffing agencies have a larger and more comprehensive recruitment reach. This is an important factor when it comes to searching for an employee with a specialized skill set. Potential candidates are pre-screened, references verified and past and current employment history vetted before even being introduced to your Human Resources department. We separate the qualified from the unqualified, saving your company time, money and aggravation.
  • Ever hired a person only to very quickly discover they are definitely not the right fit? As seasoned CEO’s know, a successful hire is often much more than just someone with stellar credentials. The right candidate must also be a good fit for the business environment and culture. Screening potential employees using sophisticated assessment tests helps to determine a person’s values, integrity and characteristics.
  • Temporary employees are a great assess for covering full-time personnel out on medical leave, on vacation, or when a special project begins to overwhelm. Hiring a temp provides additional resources and gives the remaining permanent workers more flexibility and less workplace stress. Also, since they are not an actual company employee, certain benefits and taxes are the responsibility of the staffing agency.

Staffing One Services has provided staffing excellence for the past 20 years, treating both employers and employees with respect, honesty and integrity. Please connect with us today at 314.361.2444 for more information.

Advice for Today’s Job Seeker

Advice for Today’s Job Seeker

Perhaps you’ve simply outgrown your current position or just completed that graduate degree and are ready to put your newfound knowledge to good use. No matter the reason, depending on how long it’s been since your last job search, many of those old tried and true methods are no longer that effective.

For example, the days of walking in and filling out a written application are pretty much obsolete. Today everything is handled online and often after submitting your resume or CV you never receive a response, leaving you to wonder exactly what happened. Did they feel you weren’t qualified? Was there another candidate better suited for the position? Or was your application simply lost in the Internet black hole?

Instead of blindly filling out application after application, take time to research those companies you are most interested in. Online sleuthing will often lead you to the head of Human Resources or an internal recruiter. Taking this initiative will set you apart from all those other faceless applicants.

Due to an overwhelming number of job applicants many decision makers limit candidates based on personal referrals, so get out there and network. Dress in your best business attire and attend each event as if it were a group interview. Seek out those businesses you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to ask if they are hiring, and for the best contact information.

It’s been said before and is worth repeating: do your homework about the company you want to become a part of. Whether heading to a networking event or preparing for a Skype interview, there is no better way to make a great and lasting first impression than being knowledgeable about their business.

Also, no matter how certain you aced that interview; don’t forget to email a sincere thank-you note. As soon as you’re back at your computer send a brief email to everyone you met. Then the next day snail mail a handwritten personal note as a follow up thank you. Trust us, these little things still make a world of difference when it comes to choosing between two qualified candidates.

Searching for that perfect job can be overwhelming, so don’t go it alone. Call Staffing One Services today at 314.631.2444 for assistance.

Top Tips for Hiring the Right Staffing Agency

Top Tips for Hiring the Right Staffing Agency

In today’s competitive corporate environment it is vital to your firm’s bottom line to hire right the first time. Selecting the wrong employee can easily cost your business thousands of dollars along with hundreds of man-hours wasted. While contracting with the right staffing agency may seem like a huge undertaking, no matter the size or discipline of your firm, partnering with an agency that understands your business can easily save you time, money and aggravation in the long run.

  • Begin by selecting an industry specific firm. While it may be tempting to go with a “one size fits all” agency, top talent candidates generally are found at firms who specialize. These agencies have specific industry knowledge, broader business networks and a clearer picture of what the hiring firm requires in an employee.
  • Most agencies offer different levels of service. Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance in determining your specific hiring needs. Will the workers be strictly temporary or will your firm be better served with long-term permanent employees?
  • Exercise due diligence when it comes to employee compensation and fees. Does the agency offer a competitive starting salary and benefits package in order to attract top-notch talent? Don’t hesitate to ask questions concerning placement fees and how they are calculated.
  • How are the potential candidates vetted? Depending on the position what skills tests are administered? Are background checks required and all resume or CV references contacted? Does the agency drug test and what is the procedure for future testing of temporary employees?
  • One sign of an outstanding staffing agency is the quality of their personnel. Ask if your account will be assigned to an individual or to a recruiting team and check if there is an after-hours and weekend support system in place.

You work hard to build your business. Don’t settle for just any staffing agency. Staffing One Services is committed to helping your company find and retain some of the brightest talent in and around the greater St. Louis area. For more information please call 314.361.2444 or utilize our convenient online message service.

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  • 5615 Pershing Avenue, Suite 24, St. Louis, MO 63112-1757
  • Phone: (314) 361.2444
  • Fax: (314) 361.1611
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