Ways Your Staffing Agency is Failing You
Discover the hidden pitfalls: Ways Your Staffing Agency is Failing You. Get insights to make your hiring process a success.
Sending You the First Candidate They Have
You called your agency and told them that you have an opening that you need filled quickly. They sent you someone almost immediately, that’s great! Or is it?
It can be a great thing, but it’s often not. If they are rushing to find you the first candidate that has remotely related experience, they probably didn’t do their due diligence. The fastest candidate often isn’t the most qualified, so they likely aren’t the best fit for your needs. Additionally, they might not have time to assess what the candidate is looking for in the long run. Lots of agencies make the mistake of pleasing their clients at the expense of the candidate. What that approach doesn’t take into consideration is that if the candidate isn’t given a job that aligns with their needs and goals, they won’t be diligent in their work and won’t be around for long. This just means that in another month, you’ll likely be needing to fill the position again having just wasted the money and time on the first guy.
At Barracuda we believe in looking for the perfect fit for all. What does that mean? It means that we don’t look for the first person available. We look for the candidate that has the right experience and right career goals. The open position needs to be the perfect fit for the candidate and the candidate needs to be the perfect fit for you.
Depending on Qualified Candidates to Find Them
We see fantastic candidates walk through our doors every day. A large percentage of our successfully placed candidates are those who applied on our website or in person. But, that is not the only way we get candidates.
Some agencies rely solely on job seekers finding them, which is a big mistake. Some of the most qualified candidates aren’t necessarily actively looking for a job. If you have a high paying opening that needs detailed experience, your best bet is to scour the internet for established professionals. Our best candidates are often those the recruiters made the initial contact with.
If your agency isn’t dedicated to prioritizing online candidate sourcing, you’re missing out on potential employees.
Not Fulfilling All Your HR Needs
Fulfilling open positions is a big part of human resources, crucial even. But, there is a lot more to HR than recruiting. Regular payroll, tax compliance, ACA reporting, employee handbooks, and internal reviews are time consuming tasks that are often an issue for growing companies. A lot of businesses find themselves in a position that we are very familiar with. They have more HR work on their hands than their current employees can handle, but not enough to justify hiring a new team member for just those tasks. This is where we come in.
If you’re tired of wasting your time with a second rate staffing agency, give our experts a call! Contact us!