10 Reasons To Work Exclusively With A Staffing Firm

Though you don’t necessarily have to be married to any single staffing firm for your hiring needs, it can be helpful to be in a committed relationship with a staffing firm on each new job. Companies that send out a plethora of job orders to multiple staffing firms in an attempt to see who they like working with often goes a little like speed dating which typically has the opposite of the desired effect.

Here are 10 reasons why you should work exclusively with a staffing firm on each job:

1.TimeTwo men shaking hands

A client’s time is valuable and if they wanted to spend hours on finding someone to fill a position temporarily, they would interview candidates themselves. If clients send out a job order to various staffing firms, then they will have to take the time to explain the job to a different recruiter for each firm. This typically ends in poor quality descriptions that produce poor quality candidates.

2. Accountability

Working exclusively with one staffing firm keeps the lines of communication constantly open and allows the recruiter to get to know what the client’s company’s specific needs are. This also makes it easier for the client to get a measurement of success.

3. Effort

When recruiters know that other firms may be working on the same job order, they become more motivated to simply be the fastest in a race against the other firms. In turn, they don’t get the chance to direct all of their focus towards not only finding a candidate quick but, finding the BEST fit for the client’s job order.

4. Brand Image

Candidates who are receiving calls from multiple staffing firms often become suspicious of the client company and their motivations.

5. Efficiency

Having that committed relationship status with your staffing firm means the firm knows the details of what the client wants in a perfect candidate and can focus on finding them quickly. This leaves the hiring manager the ability to rest easy and focus on their own tasks while the recruiter handles the search.

6. Quality Searching

Commitment to one firm allows a staffing firm to enlist extra resources in their search to find the perfect candidate, which means they can narrow down the search and find the best match.

7. Quality Vetting

The previously mentioned extra resources also enable the recruiter to do a much better job of fully vetting potential clients to ensure they are the best possible choice. Quicker hires + less resumes = Better quality candidates

8. Faster Placements

Though it sounds appealing for a client to pit staffing firms against each other in a competition to produce faster results, the reality is it only leads to faster resume submissions. Getting resumes left and right that does not benefit the client or the recruiter and causes the process to drag on, taking more time in the end to find an acceptable candidate.

9. Better Communication

When using numerous firms, it may seem like the leveraging of connections and availability of resources is beneficial, but in reality, it can result in poor communication and a lot of wasted time. The constant duplicating and adjustments to job descriptions can be overwhelming when using multiple firms.

10. Better Relationships

Since people naturally gravitate to people who show similar perseverance and faith in their abilities, it is beneficial to work with one firm that a company can trust. Instilling trust leads to better results!

Learn about what Search Solution Staffing has to offer on this side of the relationship!  

By |2019-03-19T08:23:00-04:00February 27th, 2018|For Hiring Managers|0 Comments

About the Author:

Josh Mangum is the Sr. Director of Corporate Strategy at Search Solution Group and works in our Charlotte headquarters. Josh is responsible for leading efforts to drive increased business by developing short and long term business strategies and executing marketing programs in alignment with the organization’s outcome-based sales approach.

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