Regardless of your industry, choosing the right staffing firm is important for the success of your business. Working with a firm that isn’t consistent with your core values or can’t provide the types of assignments that are best suited to you will result in dissatisfaction by both parties. This is especially true when you are looking for specialized employees, such as those in the medical profession. So how do you know if you’re choosing the right agency? Here are some professional tips.

  • What is their reputation?

Everyone who owns a business knows how important word-of-mouth is when it comes to success. So, before you do business with a new agency, consider what their reputation is in your community. Review their social media. Look up any news stories that contain the company name or owners. This can give you an idea of whether or not this is a company you want to work with.

  • How far do they reach?

You also want to know the scope of their business. For instance, you are probably looking for medical specialists for a variety of jobs in a doctor’s office or hospital. A company that specializes in Medical will be best suited to placing people for your roles. A company that is more general may seem like they have better reach, but is their reach in the right direct?

  • What do you get for your money?

The old adage suggests you get what you pay for. This is particularly true with staffing agencies. While you might be tempted to go with the cheapest agency you can find, what you might sacrifice is quality of candidates or attention from the recruiters or customer service providers. Really evaluate what you get for your cost and determine the best fit for your office.

  • What is the time to fill?

Finally, you also want to know how long it might take the agency to find the right person for your open positions. Some jobs, like nursing positions, might be easier to fill because of the expanded job pool. But what about more difficult and specialized positions? What is their rate of fill with these kinds of jobs and how will they be attentive to your needs and prioritize your placements.

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2 Responses to “What You Need To Look For In A Staffing Agency”

  1. Ashley Turns

    The hospital I work in has been considering hiring a medical staffing service to help us get more nurses. Thanks for telling us that we should consider how long it may take to fill the positions we need. Since all we need currently are some more nurses, I’m sure that it won’t take the medical staffing service we hire that long to help us.

  2. Mar

    I totally agree with you in that it is important to make sure you choose a staffing agency that focuses on medical personnel to make sure you get the best hospital staffing you can. It is important to remember that taking the time to evaluate your needs and do some research on the staffing firm you plan to hire can help you get the type of workforce you need. As I see it, taking the time to understand the reputation of a staffing agency can help you know how reliable they are and if they offer specialized help for your hospital.


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