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You can build a better relationship with your staffing partner by communicating your expectations and needs.

How to Work Well With Your Staffing Partner

A staffing partner can be one of your company’s greatest resources for hiring. However, a staffing partnership requires both the company and staffing partner to work together. If you aren’t clear about what you need from your staffing agency, they won’t be able to provide the help you require. If you want to make sure that you optimize your staffing partnership, the following three tips can help you do just that. 

Provide Excellent Job Descriptions 

The job description you provide will directly impact the quality of candidates who apply. If you are not certain about some aspects of the job, your staffing partner can provide insights to help you flesh it out. This can help you attract the very best talent. Your company job descriptions should include not only the requirements of the role but a bit about team culture and measures of success. This information will attract candidates and inform how the staffing agency sources candidates for your open jobs. 

Give Plenty of Feedback 

Your staffing partner can’t do all you want them to if you don’t provide feedback. If something is not up to your expectations, let your recruiter know so they can adjust their approach. You should also give positive feedback if something is working. If you do not communicate your needs, expectations, or standards to your staffing partner, your partner won’t match them.

Communicate Often

Even when you don’t have specific performance feedback, you should still communicate with your staffing agency. The more information you can provide to them about your company goals and workload, the more your agency can help. You can also provide feedback on the candidates they provide you, so they know in the future if certain qualities or experiences are not what you are looking for. 

Offer Competitive Wages to Employees

To hire the best talent, you must be competitive with your employee salaries. When working with a staffing agency, you will need to provide an appealing pay range to ensure that your staffing partner can find the best employees for your open positions. Advertising the pay range also helps ensure that those top candidates are interested in working with your company. Your recruiter can help you conduct salary research and create plans that work for short-term, long-term, and permanent hires. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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