The process involved in getting new employees on board can be costly and overwhelming. It becomes even more daunting if you have never done it before. In addition, it’s usually a long process and can eat up your quality time.
Fortunately, this weight can be lessened if you hire a recruitment agency to do the job for you. PeopleReady explains that staffing firms are knowledgeable and can find the right candidates faster than you can.
Here are some of the questions you should ask a prospective recruitment agency before you consider them for the job:
1. How much experience do you have?
This should be the first question to start you off in your interview. Ask to know how many years they have been working in the industry. Don’t just take word of mouth. At least ask to see any relevant credentials if they have, so you can be sure that they are not providing misleading information.
In addition, demand to have past clients’ contact details, so you can talk to them and see what they have to say about the recruiter’s services.
2. Are there industries you specialize in?
There are staffing agencies that specialize in different industries. Some would do better in the manufacturing industry. Others will want to deal with the banking or vehicle assembly industry. By knowing what each recruiter is best suited for, you get ample time to evaluate your situation and needs, as well as make wise decisions down the line.
3. How is your billing process?
It’s important to know the method your staffing agency uses to charge companies or businesses that hire employees from them. Some would want to be paid an upfront retainer fee for a plumber and any other temporary jobs. Others would prefer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payments. By knowing this in advance, it becomes easier for you to set a budget and prepare for candidates that may qualify for the positions available.
It’s true that recruitment firms make work easier for businesses that are looking to hire new staff. However, the process can be costly and bothersome if you don’t do your part right.