Given the talent acquisition difficulties many employers face, you probably have thought about the benefits of partnering with a staffing firm to meet your company’s personnel needs instead of attempting to hire employees on your own, especially staff for specialist roles (e.g. IT staff or engineering staff). But how do you choose the right staffing firm? Aren’t they all basically alike?
Umm, technically no. While it is true that whether we call them employment agencies, staffing agencies, recruiters, or search firms, they do the same basic job: To find candidates for client firms. What distinguishes each one from the other is their ability to help you, and how they will go about it. So, as an HR manager, or a top executive, you need to thoroughly vet an agency before making your choice.