Building a Long-term Relationship with a Staffing Agency

If you are committed to building a lasting relationship with a staffing agency, you’ll soon reap the benefits.

Employees are a company’s greatest asset, and for most, one of their largest expenses. As a result, hiring decisions are difficult tasks to undertake, and many managers don’t have the ability to dedicate a large portion of their time to recruiting efforts to try and find the right person for the job. This is where the staffing agency can step in to help.

The closer your relationship with a staffing agency becomes, the more effective the agency will be in assisting with your hiring needs. Over time, your contacts at the agency learn about your company’s goals, how you do business, the company culture, and what sets you apart from competitors. As a result, the staffing agency can better recommend candidates who fit your description of a top candidate. Since staffing agencies have access to a talent pool of passive candidates, they are often able to shorten the length of time a typical hire takes.

The most important factor in building a long-term relationship with a staffing agency is communication. And lots of it. Beyond the initial back-and-forth that takes place when you are first getting to know your contacts at the staffing agency, it is a good idea to keep in touch on a regular basis, even if you don’t have any hiring needs at the time. And when you are working on an order, give your contacts regular feedback on the candidates they present, any changes to the job description, and the status of the order. Nothing is more frustrating for a staffing agency than trying to work an order without feedback and open communication from the client. By letting the contact know where you are in your hiring cycles, and projects that may be coming up in the future, they in turn can keep their eyes out for qualified candidates who may be a perfect fit for your organization.

Key Resource Group takes pride in developing and nurturing lasting relationships in order to match candidates with positions in organizations where there is a cultural fit. If you’re looking for a staffing agency to partner with, contact us today to learn more about our staffing and recruiting services in the Western New York area.