Is there a great candidate or associate that you are looking to hire long-term, but know they have had a history of hopping from one assignment to another? Here are some tips on how you can convert an associate that is used to short-term assignments to stay on a long-term assignment with your company by using a staffing agency.
Staffing Companies Ask About The Associates Long-Term Goals
We are able to pre-vet candidates by asking about their long-term goals. If their long-term goals involve making a career change, moving out-of-state, or not wanting to work, we can safely assume that they wouldn’t be a serious long-term temporary associate for your company.
Look at Their Employment History
Past behavior is a strong predictor of future behavior, so we carefully study each candidates’ employment history. If they seem to jump from job to job every few weeks or months (and it’s their choice), we may have reason to believe that they may not be looking for a long-term assignment. To make sure that isn’t the case, we ask associates why they may have hopped from one assignment to another. They may just be looking for the right fit and that could be with your company.
Foresee Why They Wouldn’t Stay Long-Term
If we don’t see any glaring red flags why they wouldn’t be a serious long-term associate, we always come right out and ask them: “Is there any reason why you wouldn’t want to stay at this company longer than six months?” Hopefully, they will be honest enough with us so we can gauge whether or not they’re a good fit for placement at a company like yours.
Tell the Associate Why They Would Want to Stay Long Term With Your Company
We want to make sure the associates understand why our clients’ companies are a good fit for them. Make sure you let the staffing company know what benefits your company may have for their associates that work for you through a staffing agency. Do you have free snacks, generous breaks, large break room, growth opportunities, or great work environment? Make it known why it’s a great place to work long-term and if there is a future for the associates there.
If you’re looking to hire associates from a staffing agency, contact Award Staffing. We have the experience to help place associates on an assignment that are both long and short term.
FINDING YOUR TALENT
Want to learn more about how Award Staffing can help your organization with your staffing and employment needs? Start by providing our team with a few pieces of information about yourself, and we will take care of the rest.