Top Questions to Ask Temporary Staffing Providers

by placers on January 27, 2015 in Staffing, Workforce


Guest blog spot by Outside-In® Team Member Zach Werde

If your business is currently seeking a staffing agency, or if you are curious about what your current staffing agency offers in terms of temporary solutions, there are a few key questions you should ask. Asking important questions will help you determine if the benefits of using a temporary staffing solution outweigh the costs of its implementation.

Here are a few questions that will help steer you in the right direction:

How do you recruit talent? Learning the recruiting process from sourcing and screening, to interviewing and hiring, will greatly determine whether or not your business should outsource to a staffing firm. By understanding all steps in the process, you might find that you could use the help!

How long have you been in business? Work with a reputable company that has positive feedback and is financially stable. Poorly run staffing agencies go out of business fast so make sure the one you work with has a history of getting positive and timely results.

How do you screen candidates? Ask your staffing provider about the steps they take to conduct proper background checks and screening on candidates. It’s important that this process meets the needs of your company to ensure that the best quality candidates will be presented to you.

How do you ensure that you’re being compliant with labor laws? This is a good one in order to keep your bases covered. You want to make sure that the agency is up to date on all labor and employee laws.

What are your rates? This is the most common and obvious question. Viewing different service levels and their prices will help you find the right solution that fits your company’s hiring needs.

Do you have employee materials? Since the temporary candidate would be an employee of the staffing firm, it’s a good idea to review any materials they distribute during the on boarding process to see what kind of policies are in place. Ask to receive a copy of the employee handbook to ensure that both your company and the agency are on the same page.

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2 responses to “Top Questions to Ask Temporary Staffing Providers”

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