A classic fable for children or a guide to selecting the perfect recruiting partner? In the “Three Little Bears” we experience Goldilocks’ struggle to find food and shelter that suited her wants and needs. Selecting the best staffing partners eases the hiring process by helping with everything from recruiting talent to conducting interviews with final candidates. Learning from Goldilocks and her pursuit of finding what fit her “just right” can save you time and hassle when searching for staffing partners that are “just right” for your business or organization.
Choosing Staffing Partners – Hot, Cold or Just Right
Mass Market: This “hot” new trend is being incorporated into the hiring process due to recent technology developments. Popular options for mass market hiring platforms include websites such as LinkedIn, Monster and Indeed. Companies opting to use mass market staffing solutions often do so because of the convenience and cost factors offered online. However, mass market options could hurt in the long-run due to the lack of human involvement that staffing agencies offer in ensuring the best potential job candidates are reached.
Retained Searches: This option is typically used in the hiring process for executive-level roles or when time is a factor in filling an open job position. However this “cold” option is not accessible for companies with lower operating budgets because retained searches require upfront payment to staffing partners before the hiring process actually begins. This is a time consuming option and down payments are forfeited or deferred should anything change during the process.
Boutique Recruiting Solutions: An option that is “just right” for many companies is working with boutique recruiting staffing agencies. These staffing agencies can provide the convenience of mass market options with the personalization and focus of a retained search to help find the perfect employee for any business! Most will engage on a limited basis or exclusive basis for the attention and quality of retained search but with the payment contingent upon the right hire.
Finding a recruiting partner that is “just right” means working with professional staffing agencies who understand the needs and best hiring practices. Are you considering using staffing agencies for your next hire? Menlo Partners Staffing is committed to providing comprehensive staffing solutions for professionals and businesses. Contact us today to learn more about our services to ensure that your next hire is just right!
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