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The importance of developing a relationship with your staffing agency

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

When your company is looking to hire a full-time, part-time or temporary worker, you might turn to a staffing agency for help. George Thomas, senior vice president at EverStaff, explains to Smart Business that it's best practice to have a firm on staff prior to considering outsourcing.

"Obviously, it's always best to think about it before you need it," Thomas tells the media outlet. "Planning ahead by establishing a relationship with a staffing agency can ensure that you have a partner that will be properly prepared to fulfill your staffing and placement needs when they arise."

Your HR department may already have relationships with viable staffing firms, so look to them first for help. Also, don't just accept the first firm that finds you a candidate or gives you the cheapest offer. Search for a company that truly cares about your business' culture and philosophy, because without this knowledge they're {singular/plural mismatch} unlikely to find the best match. Invite the firm to your meetings so they understand your company from an operational standpoint as well.

The Ocala Medical Staffing blog adds that it's essential for a staffing agency to have a strong market presence in your specific industry, or else they might have a hard time establishing credibility down the line. 

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