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How to choose the right staffing agency for your organization

How to find the right staffing agency for your organization

Finding a staffing agency in India is not difficult but choosing the right one can be a bit tricky. You see, with over 7,000+ staffing companies in India (according to a recent report), there are bound to be agencies who will deliver the right candidates to you and some who will give you those just for the sake of candidates “showing up” to save face. Trust us, this has happened more times than one can count.

The success of your organization depends on finding the right people. Read the following tips on how to choose the right staffing agency for your organization.

In this article, we will share with you a few tips on how to choose the right staffing agency for your organization.

Before we get started let’s take a look at what a staffing agency in India is?

The purpose of a staffing agency is to find the employees for organizations who match their requirements. The staffing agency screens, contacts and recruits candidates who possess the skills and experience as required by the organization. From a contract staffing agency to a permanent recruitment agency, there are many companies to choose from. For instance, if you are looking for someone who will be able to work on contract basis, contract-jobs is the recruitment portal you’ll ever need as they have a pool of job-seekers who are looking for flexible jobs. With the gig economy making its way to the top, contract staffing or temporary staffing is on the rise.

Now, on to business. Here are 5 tips on how to choose the right temporary staffing agency for your organization.

Determine what type of staffing help you need

As we have mentioned earlier, there are many staffing agencies and not all of them screen all candidates. Some focus on those who are looking for permanent jobs while others dedicate their time and resources on Contractual hiring. So, before randomly choosing an agency, be sure about exactly who it is that you are looking for and select the right agency accordingly.

Get insights into how they screen and test candidates

Not every agency will have the same process of selecting candidates. Some screen their candidates’ resumes thoroughly to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria and give them various tests to secure the right one(s). There are also those who train the selected candidates in soft skills and introduce them to business etiquettes. You might want to go with those.

Check reviews

Research is one thing that should not be skipped while choosing the right staffing company for your organization. Learn everything you can about the agency before contacting them. The best way to do that is to go through their websites, social media profiles and reviews on Google or Glassdoor. Bear in mind that some of the reviews that are too good to be true are usually paid reviews.

Beware of miscommunication

Ensure that the agency knows what you want and what is required to be delivered. Go through every single detail. Once they know exactly what your organization needs, they will be able to move on with their process without much hassle and find you the right person on time. A miscommunication can cause delay in finding the right candidate, which may hamper your organization’s progress.

Do not settle for less

Give yourself time to shop around. Ask every agency you meet about their fees, success rate, and their selection process. The more information you have, the better your chances of choosing the best in the market.

We hope the above information helps your organization in choosing the best staffing agency.

We will leave you here with our best wishes.

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