The biggest resource a company has is its staff and when working with a staffing company it helps to know how to make the most out of your client relationship. Working with a staffing company can help you maintain staffing levels in your company with talented skilled workers. Dick McLaughlin, LEAD New England Managing Partner says there are some things you can do to help the staffing company you hire be successful.
Tell the staffing company you are working with exactly what your needs are. “Yes, we want to know what skills you want in an employee, but we also want to know what kind of person you are looking for. Are there specific characteristics you want in a skilled worker, or a type of person you feel would best fit into your company’s culture? LEAD New England can match you with the perfect employee, but only if we know exactly what you desire. So, be very direct in expressing your needs,” says Dick, who builds win-win staffing relationships with local and national trade companies.
Communication is a two-way street. When your recruiter calls you be sure to take the time to talk with them. Dick says, “Our staff is diligent in reaching out to our clients to ensure we are meeting their skilled trade staffing needs. We check on the progress of our skilled worker placements and pride ourselves on the high level of communication we attain with our clients.”
Dick says it’s also important to keep in touch with the staffing company after they’ve filled your open jobs. “Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone or shoot us an email to check in and let us know what’s new with your company. It helps us to know when a company grows or makes changes so that we can be a step ahead and prepared for future employee placement needs. We want to be there for you in achieving workforce management solutions.”
Know Your Options
Learn about the staffing company you work with and what they can offer you. Are you looking to hire a temporary or permanent skilled worker? Does the company offer both short-term and long-term employees? To best meet your production schedules and profitability goals, discuss your needs and the options available from the staffing service.
Extend an Invitation
Invite us in! Schedule your staffing service or recruiter to tour your business so they can experience the culture and environment first-hand. The more a staffing agency understands of your company, the better equipped they are to place the right candidate.
Dick also encourages companies to invite your staffing service to your company’s weekly production meetings. It could increase your chances of getting the best fit for your projects — higher priority in the organization equals more success and commitment. “If we are there during the first discussions on specific employee needs for a project, we can immediately hit the ground running and get skilled workers placed quicker.”
Are you in need of the right skilled trade workers to complete your projects? Call Dick McLaughlin at 508-801-3755 today to create a dynamic relationship with a company who is proven to provide supplemental staffing resources to maximize your business opportunities and profitability.