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Tips on Choosing a Dallas Staffing Firm

Choosing a Dallas staffing firm can be an overwhelming process. Here are some tips to help you with the process.

When it comes to filling positions within your company, there are many benefits to using a staffing firm for recruiting and staffing, especially the flexibility and access to talent that it gives you.  But, how do you find the right staffing firm to fit your needs? 

What are you looking for? There are many staffing agencies out there, and the best way to narrow things down is by first figuring out exactly what you need.  Determine what type of position you are trying to fill – temporary/contract, temp-to-hire, or direct hire/permanent.  Determine what type of staffing firm you want to develop a partnership with for a long-term recruiting game plan.

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Shop around: Don’t feel obligated to choose the first agency that might be able to meet your needs.  Visit company websites; contact companies and ask for references.  Find out how long they’ve been in business and the longevity of their clientele.  Consider the turnover rate among their account executives, office staff, and staffing employees; and consider whether or not they are an American Staffing Association (ASA) member.  A good staffing company will be willing to come to your place of business and meet face-to-face with you and your hiring managers in order to get a good sense of your culture and what type of position you need filled.

Trust your first impressions: Keep in mind that a staffing firm is a business.  How did your first encounter with them (visiting their website, email contact, phone conversation) make you feel about them as a company?  Were they well organized?  Were they able to answer all of your questions?  Were they courteous and did they listen to your needs?

Recruiting and retaining: You want a company that will hire the best talent to fit your positions.  Consider how the staffing firm is attracting and keeping their workers.  What kind of benefits packages are they offering?  Do they offer screening and skills training to their recruits?  How do they find their candidates?  Are they getting their best people through referrals or by surfing the job boards online like everyone else?

These are just some of the important things to look for and questions to ask before choosing a staffing firm to ensure that you will be getting the quality workers that your company needs and deserves.

For more information, please call High Profile Staffing at (972) 991-7900 or check us out online at www.highprofilestaffing.com

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