Finding Long-Term Workers Through A Staffing Agency

Finding Long-Term Workers Through A Staffing Agency

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.



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How to Choose the Best Staffing Agency in Minnesota for a New Job

How to Choose the Best Staffing Agency in Minnesota

Staffing agencies are a great way to find jobs with Minnesota businesses that best suite your needs, skill requirements, and career goals, but how do you find and choose the best one for you? Here are some tips.

Do a Google Search –

The easiest and simplest way to find a staffing agency in your area is to do a Google search. The best way to do this is to simply insert the name of your city or industry your company is in, followed by the term “staffing agency.” For example, if you owned a restaurant in Minnesota, you could input “restaurant staffing agency Minnesota,” You may need to play around with the keywords a little bit, but you will quickly attain results.

Use Word of Mouth –

If you have co-workers, friends or family who have used staffing agencies in the past, ask them the name of the staffing agency they used. Referrals are a great way to find which staffing agency to use because your network will be able to vouch for their past experiences with that staffing agency.

Compare Your Needs to Their Services –

Once you have found several appropriate staffing agencies, it’s time to compare them. Which ones offer services for the positions you have open. Are your needs one of their specialties or a secondary service they “also offer” in addition to where they concentrate their efforts?

Assess Previous Success Stories –

Look for testimonials and success stories on the staffing agency’s website. If you can’t find any, don’t hesitate to call the staffing agency and ask them to provide it to you. Why waste your time and money on a staffing agency that doesn’t have a high placement success rate?

If you’re looking for a reputable staffing agency to help you find a new job opportunity, contact Award Staffing. We have an Award-Winning tradition of finding Minnesota job seekers top jobs. We will work with you to make sure we understand all of your experiences and needs to find you the best job in Minnesota. Want to learn more about When Work Works – visit our blog now for the news topics and articles.