How To Choose Between Staffing Agencies


How To Choose Between Staffing Agencies

Not all staff agencies are created equally, despite the fact that many of them offer similar services. Among the most common services are executive search, contract-to-hire, direct hire, professional employer organization (PEO) services, contract staff, employee training, and HR consulting, among others. Although you can expect these general staffing services from the majority of staffing companies you are considering, you’ll need to consider factors like efficiency, cost, and performance - factors that typically vary from company to company. That being said, employers should look to work with a staffing company that meets their needs. In lieu of throwing out a vague platitude and calling it good, we want to provide employers with tangible guidance for choosing the right staffing agency.  

  • Ask for references - this is a simple but significant tip. Get in touch with present and former clients to learn what their experience was like. We recommend inquiring about how communicative, attentive, and professional they were throughout the experience. Consider asking them about their specific candidates and their qualifications for their role. Another thing to keep in mind is that most companies are able to start off strong over the first few weeks, but can lose a bit of steam. We work hard to ensure your satisfaction never wanes throughout the duration of our business relationship.
  • Learn how the staffing company being considered both recruits and retains its workforce. At Frontline, we try to be as upfront as possible, so you can see our candidate skills testing and screening process in addition to our temporary employee benefits quite easily.
  • Is the potential staffing company a member of the American Staffing Association? This matters because it shows an official commitment to comply with the industry’s ethical standards and recent changes. In case you were wondering, yes, Frontline Source Group is a member of the American Staffing Association, and has been since our founding in 2004.
  • Consider the specific kind of staffing your business requires. Seeing as how most employers wear multiple hats, leading to them not being able to devote 100 percent of their time to answering this question, we at Frontline work with our clients to develop a tailored strategy based on your budget and goals. If the outside-chance situation arises where we have a client that has specific needs outside the scope of our staffing services, we’ll be upfront about that fact. We will even direct you to a different staffing company more suited to your unique needs. Again, that isn’t a likely scenario, but we point this out to demonstrate the fact that your satisfaction is our chief priority.

At Frontline Source Group, we understand how critical the quality of your staffing can be. Unfortunately, many employers do not have the same understanding until they work with an employment agency that doesn’t have their best interests in mind. If you are an employer seeking an executive candidate, direct hire or temporary staffing services, we encourage you to do your due diligence when researching employment companies. Find an agency you can count on and it will pay dividends in terms of time and money saved down the road. With local branches found across the country, we’d love to learn more about your business and see if we can help. Get top-notch talent from Frontline today.


Published on Jun 1, 2021