Suggestions for Working with Multiple Staffing Agencies

Does it pay to work with more than one staffing agency at a time?

As a business owner, filling vacancies in your company can be a daunting task.  If you need to fill a position quickly, then you might consider seeking help from multiple staffing agencies.  However, before you employ more than one staffing agency on your behalf, there are some things that you need to consider.  Here are some of the things that you need to think about before looking at multiple staffing agencies.

  • Do they recruit for your industry?

Before you hire a staffing agency, you need to make sure that they can actually fill the vacancy in your company.  For instance, if you are looking to fill a position in your company’s IT department, then you should not be looking to work with a staffing agency that specializes in medical recruiting.  It’s much more efficient, from both a cost and time standpoint to stick to a single recruiter that specializes in your field than using several recruiters who are less familiar with your line of work.

  • Is the agency reputable?

Obviously, you should only work with staffing agencies that have a good reputation.  Working with a disreputable agency is unlikely to produce qualified candidates.  Additionally, your own reputation might be harmed if you are associated with an agency that has a history of bad practices and unethical treatment of workers.

  • Are they local?

When looking for a new staff member, you should rely on recruiters that operate within the local area.  A local staffing agency is more likely to have a strong influence in the area.  Because candidates are familiar with the agency’s name, they will be more likely to partner with them.  This means that the agency will have an easier time producing qualified candidates with quick turn-around time.  While big-name, national recruiters can fill absences in your company, you have a better chance of securing a good employee by working with a recruiter who is familiar with the local employment scene.

These are some of the things that you should consider before agreeing to work with more than one staffing agency.  Once you find the perfect candidate to work at your company, you need to make sure that they have the right coverage.  For assistance with your business’s workers compensation insurance needs, contact the experts at PMC Insurance Group.  We are ready to get you the coverage that you need today.