Choosing The Best Staffing Agency For Your Business

starmanKnow the facts when choosing a staffing agency 

In today’s very competitive economic landscape, it’s extremely difficult to find quality employees for your business. Why should you use a staffing agency to address this challenge? There are a wide variety of reasons. For example:

  • Control costs
  • Improve productivity
  • Relieve bottlenecked departments
  • Meet critical deadlines
  • Tackle new initiatives
  • Cost-effectively manage changing workforce demands
  • Improve hiring process efficiency
  • Reduce downtime, overtime, turnover and overhead
  • Offload time-consuming, mundane or inefficient tasks

As you can see, a staffing agency can really help your business thrive by providing solutions for critical business needs. However, there is a lot to consider when choosing the best staffing agency for your business.

Staffing Is All About the Best Fit for YOUR Business

There are thousands of staffing agencies available to consider for your business. The key is choosing the agency that best fits your company. Consider the following:

  • What is the staffing agencies’ niche market?

For example, if you operate a call center you wouldn’t want to partner with a staffing agency that specializes in engineering. You want to target staffing agencies that are experts in placing candidates within your industry.

  • Can the staffing agency handle different departments within your company?

Your staffing needs may be diverse, from executive and managerial, to engineering and technical, to labor oriented tasks. You should look for a staffing agency which can be your partner in all of the areas you have business needs.

Additionally, you will want to work with an agency that has a good reputation and operates within a 20-mile radius of your location for which you need to hire. This way, they can create a quality pool of job candidates for your company.

Be sure to interview prospective staffing agencies, to learn as much as possible about what they can provide for your business. Following are some helpful questions to ask:

  • What is the expertise of their internal staff?
  • What is their hiring process?
  • How do they get their candidates?
  • Do they drug screen and background check all job candidates, and who pays for this?
  • What is their average retention and attribution by percentage?
  • Ask for referrals that you can you call to verify customer experience and satisfaction

As you can see, choosing the best staffing agency for your business, like any other business decision, requires patience, research and thoughtful questions to determine if the agency will be able to fit your critical business need and form a long term, successful partnership.

About Accurate Staffing

Accurate Staffing has a long and successful history of providing critical staffing solutions for a wide variety of industries and businesses, including:

We are centrally located in Northeast Ohio with offices in Akron (330.630.0700) and Canton (330.494.9675). With our national network and a database of more than 60,000 candidates, Accurate Staffing rapidly delivers talented, reliable workers.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your staffing needs.

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Understanding Staffing Agency Costs

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starmanUnderstanding Staffing Agency Fees 

For a staffing agency, the process of finding a qualified and reliable employee, and providing that employee for work with a business customer is significant. There is a huge misconception regarding staffing agency fees. Most companies think staffing agencies make a large profit, but in fact staffing agencies work on very low profit margins. For example, consider all of the costs associated with an employee:

  • Payroll
  • Payroll taxes
  • Healthcare
  • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Liability insurance
  • Workers compensation
  • Advertising
  • Testing
  • Other related recruiting costs

When you consider after paying all of the above fees and other related employment costs, staffing agencies are actually making pennies per dollar for every hour billed to a customer.

There are thousands of staffing agencies and agency fees vary greatly from one provider to another. When you are in the process of choosing a staffing agency to partner with, keep in mind the different types of fees you may encounter, and ensure that your agreement with the agency clearly documents what fees are covered, and by whom.

There are other types of staffing agency fees to consider, for example: contingency fees for finding an employee, or a direct hire fee which is normally 25-30% of the employees first years’ gross salary. There are staffing agencies which offer temporary, temporary-to-hire, contract, and direct hire placements across all industries, and fees may vary greatly.

Our Approach at Accurate Staffing

Here at Accurate Staffing, even though payroll and all of the other associated employee fees go up annually, we never increase our customer’s bill rates. We have customers that have been with us for 20 years and are still paying the same billing rates they were paying from the first day of placing an order. 

Furthermore, Accurate Staffing partners with our clients; we mirror your hiring process. With our national network and a database of more than 60,000 candidates, Accurate Staffing rapidly delivers talented, reliable workers.

However, filling orders is only part of a sound staffing strategy. For your business to thrive in today’s economy, you need a true staffing partner whose services fuel your success. Accurate Staffing understands, and we deliver! Our supplemental and strategic workforce solutions help you run leaner and accomplish your business goals. We have a long and successful history of providing critical staffing solutions for a wide variety of industries and businesses, including:

We are centrally located in Northeast Ohio with offices in Akron (330.630.0700) and Canton (330.494.9675). Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your staffing needs.

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