Staffing agencies provide your company with perfectly matched candidates. Take a moment to stop and consider: how good is your relationship with your staffing agency? Is it providing your company with desirable results?

Successful partnerships have a huge impact on the quality and quantity of candidate intakes. And like all good relationships, communication between both parties is key. Knowing each other inside and out can also be an advantage. Remember that the aspects of your company that agencies aren’t aware of, can’t be used by them to maximize results. To ensure you are utilizing your recruitment agency, and maximizing their potential to achieve successful results, take a look at our guide below.

Does your organization have a clear resourcing strategy?

  • Have you briefed the agencies you work with on your strategy?
  • How do the agencies you work with contribute to your resourcing objectives?
  • Do you keep these agencies up to date with developments in your organizations?
  • How might a clear resourcing strategy assist with your recruitment planning and help agencies meet your staffing needs?

Do you recruit in hard-to-fill skill groups?

  • Do the agencies you work with specialize in the industry/sector you recruit into?
  • Where is your agency looking for talent if the skills are not available?

Do you recruit temporary staff?

  • Do the agencies you work with recognize that the quality of temporary candidates is as important as permanent?
  • Do you place good quality contract-to-hire candidates?
  • How can temporary workers be advocates for your organization?

Do you operate a preferred vendor list?

  • What advantages/disadvantages does the vendor bring?
  • Does HR respect the vendor arrangements to ensure fair processes for all agencies?
  • What advantages/disadvantages do you think there might be using a vendor?

Are line managers involved in the recruitment process?

  • What role do they play in the relationship between organization and recruitment process?
  • Does their involvement add value to the relationship?
  • What are your reasons for not involving them in recruitment?

Does your organization have an employer brand?

  • Have you communicated this to the agency?
  • How should your employer brand be seen by prospective candidates from a recruitment agency?

Do you work in partnership with agencies and look to them to add value to your resourcing strategy/activities?

  • How do you measure agency performance, contribution and whether they are adding value to your organization?
  • What other qualitative and quantitative measures do you think might be useful?
  • Would it be beneficial to your organization to work in partnership with the agency?
  • Could working in partnership help you achieve your strategic resourcing goals and reduce costs?

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