6 Ways to Have a Great Relationship With Your Staffing Service

As a staffing provider, the team at Contemporary Personnel Staffing can be a tremendous resource. We know a great deal about the local job market, workforce planning, and ways to get work done cost-effectively.

Take advantage of us (in a good way) and use the following advice to make the hiring process a smooth & effective one!

1) Provide as much advance notice as possible.
Have an upcoming project or other big staffing need? Try to notify us as far in advance as possible. The more time we have to recruit, the better candidates you’ll get. And when you have a last-minute need, we understand. Just help us to prioritize your hiring requirements, so we can refer the best fit candidates.

2) Ask for updates.  Give updates.
Be sure to let us know when you’d like to see progress reports on how your orders are being filled. If we ever run into a situation where we can’t find the right person, we’ll let you know in plenty of time to contact another firm.
If you’ve reviewed a resume that just doesn’t look right, please don’t hesitate to let us know—we can’t do our jobs without your feedback!
3) Provide great job descriptions.
The toughest positions we are asked to fill are those where the requirements are not well-defined. The more you know about the skills, experience and personality traits of the job candidates you seek, the more accurately we’ll be able to fill your requirements.

4) Give lots of feedback.
A great staffing relationship is built on open communication. Let us know what you like, or don’t like, about our service. Challenge us to find ways to improve. And ask us for suggestions that might help you improve your hiring process. We work with hundreds of employers, and we can use our experience to make your hiring a lot easier.

5) Benchmark pay rates.
You’ll get better job candidates and fill your openings faster when you offer competitive wages. At the same time, you don’t want to overpay for talent. We can help you determine the correct pay rates based on what others are paying for similar positions.  We can even provide a confidential comparison so that you can see how you stack up amongst area employers!

6) Be a great employer.
Try to create a welcoming atmosphere for the temporary workers on assignment with you. Give them a strong, positive introduction to your company and their co-workers. Clearly define your performance expectations. And work with us to provide honest and direct feedback. The more positive your work environment, the more people will want to work for you!

These are just a few of the many ways you can enhance the staffing firm experience.  When we partner with organizations that embrace the above suggestions, a mutually beneficial business relationship is born.

This article originally appeared as part of our monthly e-newsletter, Staff Matters, courtesy of Haley Marketing.  It was re-written, edited, and tinkered with by Meg Sherman.  Contact us with any questions, comments or feedback!   315.457.2500 or msherman@cpsprofessionals.com

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