What to look for in a professional staffing agency
A professional staffing agency can be defined as a firm or agency that is engaged in the
acquisition of professionals on behalf of their clients on temporary, flexible, or permanent
basis. A professional staffing agency primarily looks upon to placing the best available
candidate or professional with appropriate employers. Majority of professional staffing
agencies also provide various add on programs that include providing insights into the
current labor trends, local market activities and industry specific information that the client
organization may be unable gather.
Numerous professional staffing agencies that are spread around the globe are rendering
important services in the field of staffing and recruitment. These professional staffing
agencies in addition to generating huge revenues for themselves are also helping businesses
to flourish worldwide by providing professional staff as per the need of their client
organizations. An immediate access to the qualified talent is enabling organizations to be
flexible, productive and in expanding their businesses globally. However, before going in for
choosing a professional staffing agency, there are certain areas to be taken into account
or looked into by the organization that is in need of right personnel for vacant job positions
and these are:
1.Trust: Before hiring a professional staffing firm, the organization must observe the
testimonials of the concerned staffing agency before placing a trust on it. The number of
years of experience that the staffing agency is having in the field of professional
recruitment, how it had helped local employers in managing their workforce for special
projects, short-term assignments and long-term employment plays an important role in
building a trust on the staffing firm.
2.Agility: Another way to look into the concerned staffing agency is about its flexibility and
ability to fill large number of positions quickly and efficiently. Whether the agency is
locally owned and operated without any overheads and lethargy or bureaucracyof local
companies should be looked into.
3. Reputation of the agency: The other factor to be considered is about the reputation of
the professional staffing agency. A good reputation and respect will not only help the
organization in entering into a partnership agreement with the concerned staffing
agency but it will also help in attracting the best talent into its’ recruitment stream.
4.Using innovative technologies:The available technologies at the disposal of the
professional staffing agency must be able to understand the recruitment process and
recommend solutions for the specific staffing and project needs of the client organization.
Having duly certified processes such as ISO 9001:2000, professional talent databases etc
would be an ideal resources for a professional staffing agency.
These are areas that an organization should look before hiring a professional staffing