Tips On Choosing The Right Staffing Agency

By Ed Sable | March 17th, 2014 | Staffing

In today’s rapidly changing business climate, efficiency and effectiveness are crucial to your organization’s survival. This means you must have the right person for the job—any job—whether that job is temporary or permanent.

Today’s staffing agency employee might be a highly trained nurse at one of our nation’s finest hospitals, or a lawyer researching a big case. He could be a skilled technician, engineer, project manager, or scientist. She could be a truck driver, administrative assistant, medical technician, accountant, or architect. And he or she could be an interim CEO or CFO for a company in transition.

Nationwide the staffing agency industry collectively employ an average of 2 million workers daily across all industries, providing work force flexibility and access to talent to businesses like yours. They also offer competitive wages and benefits to attract the best talent, and provide free training to millions of temporary, contract, and permanent employees each year.

How do you, as a business owner or executive, stand to gain from a staffing agency? Companies use a staffing agency employees for two principal reasons: flexibility and access to talent.

You’ll Profit From Work Force Flexibility

Nine out of 10 business customers rated flexibility as an important reason to use a staffing agency, saying it keeps them fully staffed during busy times. Whether it’s a temporary job lasting a few hours or several years—or a permanent job placement.

There are three main types of job placements in the staffing agency industry:

  • Temporary or contract, where you add a staffing employee on an interim basis 
  • Temp-to-perm or temp-to-hire, where you add a staffing employee until you’re sure a spike in business will sustain itself or you want to make sure you have the right candidate for the job—if so, he or she becomes your employee 
  • Direct hire or permanent, where you tell the staffing firm what you’re looking for, it selects candidates for interviews, and you hire the best one

You’ll Enjoy Access to First-Class Talent.

A staffing agency not only offers you work force flexibility—it can provide you with specialized skills for a particular project. If you need a lawyer specializing in tax law, for example, a few calls to staffing firms in your area may fill your need. In addition, these firms can serve as deep recruitment pools for your permanent hiring. In fact, eight in 10 business customers say that a staffing agency are a good way to find potential permanent employees—and industry research indicates that three out of four customers rank the quality of the employees they get from staffing firms as good as or better than their own employees.

Find out more about what a staffing company can do your business by reading more of our blogs.


About the Author

Dr. Edward G. Sable President of Macrosoft

Ed Sable

Dr. Edward Sable is President of Macrosoft, Inc. Prior to joining Macrosoft, Ed owned and led a business development consulting firm. Ed generated significant amounts of revenue for small technology companies. Previously, Ed managed divisions at AT&T.Ed is highly knowledgeable in the design and development of software applications and products. He has worked with major companies including Marriott, JC Penney, United Airlines, and others. As President, Ed is leading the strategic development of new processes and products. Accordingly, Ron is dedicated to providing leading-edge, cost-effective systems and solutions for Macrosoft’s clients.

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