Knowing how to choose a staffing agency is important for both job seekers and employers. As an employer, there are many benefits to using a staffing agency such as a shortened hiring cycle, more qualified candidates and saving money on time and resources. Here are our top four tips for finding the right partner in your search:

First – Find a specialized agency

A specialized field comes with unique challenges, including vernacular, credentials, and other insider information. The benefits of working with a specialized agency include insider knowledge of the industry, a larger network, and specialized resources for finding the right candidate. Using a specialized agency increases the likelihood of attracting more qualified candidates.

Second – Shop around

There are two things that matter in your choice of a staffing agency. They are who you choose to work within the recruiting process and the quality of candidates the recruiting agent presents. Just looking at the price tags of staffing agencies won’t reveal either. Take the time to get to know the staffing agency. Check out reviews from current and past clients. Get on the phone and get a feel for how they interact. Finding a recruiting company or recruiter that understands you will go a long way in getting the right candidates through the door.

Third – Ask about strategies

It may seem obvious, but an agency that only posts jobs on job boards and then waits for resumes and applications to come in has a poor strategy. Other companies claim proprietary strategies, but don’t speak about them at any length, leaving you to wonder whether they have any strategy at all. A great recruiting agency will go the extra distance for their clients. They have strategies that they share with you. Understanding a recruiting companies’ strategies before committing to them is a must. Some agencies have an existing database of available candidates to get you the right person in a timely manner. Don’t hesitate to ask about their pre-screening questions and verification process.

Forth – Stress communication

Consider recruiting through specialized agencies because recruiters who are unfamiliar with your specific industry will struggle to find the right candidates. Lack of expertise in your industry may mean they are unable to communicate your needs clearly. Look for a recruiter who is well informed, takes time to answer your questions and listens to you regarding your staffing needs. Additionally, recruiters who have data to support their claims will be a better choice in the long run.

About Samuel Staffing

Samuel Staffing is a full-service permanent recruiting staffing agency with a specialized focus on medical recruiting. We work with industry-leading organizations and recruit the most qualified candidates to fill the roles of Medical Directors, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses. Our expert recruiters understand the specific needs of working in the medical field. Feel free to contact us if you are looking expand your practice or fill an open position.

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