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Understanding the Partnership Between Businesses and a Staffing Agency

Utilizing a staffing agency is an increasingly popular way to find reliable workers. Companies avoid wasting time sifting through numerous candidates, and they still get hard working, qualified candidates who show dedication to their jobs. Working with a reputable staffing agency like Symphony Placements can give your business peace of mind and reliable workers.

  • Prescreening. Prescreening is a time-consuming task that can cost businesses a lot of money if it’s not done correctly. Staffing agencies pre-screen job candidates for the company, so they can be sure the employee will be a good fit before they begin the application process. They narrow down a list of candidates based on the skills and personality your company needs, essentially doing all the hard work for you so you can get back to running your business.
  • Skill development. Staffing agencies provide job-seekers with a lot of skill building tools to make them exceptionally qualified candidates. Symphony Placements offers training tutorials and ongoing educational opportunities to all job-seekers. In this way, businesses who work with a staffing agency can be confident that their new hire has fine-tuned skills and a desire to succeed.
  • Payroll and cost reduction. It costs a lot of money to hire a new employee, and a lot of businesses are wary to do so on their own in fear that it may not work out. Staffing firms have their own payroll system, so they pay employees while you test if they’re a good fit for the company. In addition to saving costs on HR, staffing agencies take over the financial responsibilities of pre-screening, background screening, and drug screening. This saves partnered businesses a lot of overhead costs.

How Do Businesses Find Reputable Staffing Agencies?
When looking for a reliable staffing agency, you must first determine your needs. Is the job part-time, full-time, short-term, or any combination of those? Will you have an ongoing need for a staffing agency? Next, narrow down staffing firms that place employees within your industry. Many staffing firms work within several industry niches, so do your research and comprise a list of those in your field. Once you have your list, don’t be afraid to ask about fees, set up interviews with the staff, and ask for references. You need to make sure the staffing firm understands what you’re looking for and your company culture so they can pass along the very best candidates.

Contact Symphony Placements today to learn how we can help your business exceed all of its staffing needs.