A strategic plan, growth strategy and revenue – your business wouldn’t succeed without them. Another key ingredient to a thriving business model is a team of qualified employees. Interviewing and assessing candidates can be time-consuming and expensive. Staffing agencies have access to a large, ever-growing pool of qualified candidates that are a perfect fit for a variety of business needs. These are some of the advantages of filling positions through a staffing agency.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing an agency to partner with:

Long-Term Opportunities

You may be looking for seasonal employees now, but having the option to permanently hire ones that you already know will succeed in your company is definitely a plus. Find an agency that’s interested in being a partner and working with you on long-term success.

Flexible Timelines

Sometimes, you’re in a position where you need to fill a talent gap as soon as possible. Inquire about an agency’s hiring timeline and make sure they have the ability to fit your needs should an unplanned opening arise.

Commitment to Employee Success

Our recruiters are not in the business of placing candidates into the first job they find; they’re looking to match them with opportunities where they have the skills to succeed. They care about their personal growth, job satisfaction and success. We develop a scorecard for each position to measure success of a hire for a specific client. The scorecard aligns employees to the vision and strategy of the organization, helping to find the best person for the job.

Low Turnover Rate

It’s important to ask about employee retention and turnover. This information serves as a good indicator of the quality of candidates. If employees are regularly quitting or being let go, it does not bode well for the agency’s vetting process.

Thorough Screening Process

We put our employees through an exhaustive evaluation process including testing, background checks, employment verification, drug screenings and e-verify authorization – every employee, every time. That’s why becoming an employee through Workbox can be a tough gig to land. We only consider those who can do the job and do it right.

Skills Testing

Many agencies perform a series of tests to better understand employee strengths. This includes specific skills training, online tutorials and general business etiquette. These tests help ensure the agency you choose is doing everything they can to bring you quality candidates.

Knowledgeable Recruiters

When you meet with an agency, ask questions. Inquire about how they select candidates, what industries they specialize in and other specifics about their process. If representatives don’t know the answers or give you vague responses, that should be a red flag.

Cost Savings

Avoid the cost of placing help wanted ads and running background checks. Look for a staffing agency that takes on the responsibility of recruiting, testing skills, screening, payroll, taxes and benefits. This will help you eliminate many of these costs.

Proven Growth and Experience

Since our doors first opened in 1997, our down-to-earth approach has grown to compete with and often outshine the larger, national staffing groups. While our hard work has resulted in considerable growth, we’re committed to doing business the old-fashioned way – through handshakes, conversations and personal relationships.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today to find qualified candidates with strengths in manufacturing, light industrial, warehouse operations and office support.