The Importance of Building a Strong Relationship with Your Staffing Agency


You’re beyond excited to see your new staffing partner work their magic. After carefully vetting them, you know your company is in great hands — but your work isn’t done.

Even the best recruiters aren’t mind-readers. Therefore, it’s important to build a strong relationship with your staffing agency so that they can provide the best possible service. Here’s why you can’t afford to skip this step.

The Role of a Staffing Agency in Your Talent Strategy

Your talent strategy is multifaceted — i.e., candidate sourcing, hiring, onboarding, and retention. If you think your recruiter only needs to be involved in the sourcing and hiring portion, you’re mistaken. For best results, they need to have a central role in your entire talent strategy because each piece works together to create a workforce that’s happy, engaged, and productive.

Building a Strong Partnership with Your Staffing Agency

Your first time working with a recruiter can be an adjustment. When you’re used to hiring on your own, you don’t really need to share information and coordinate updates with anyone.

Now that you’ve teamed up with a recruiter, you’ll only be as effective as your partnership is strong. Therefore, it’s important to set expectations, share as much information about both each position and your company as possible, and provide honest feedback. When the two of you are on the same page, you’ll be able to accomplish amazing results together.

Communicating Effectively with Your Staffing Agency

While your recruiter will be taking the lead with your hiring, you can’t be entirely hands-off. It’s important to respond to calls, texts, and emails from your recruiter in a timely manner, as this can directly impact the work they’re able to do for you.

Also, if you have questions or comments, don’t be afraid to speak up. Your recruiter is here to help you find the best person for the job, so any feedback at all that you have to offer is always much appreciated.

Maximizing the Value of Your Staffing Agency Partnership

Get the most from your staffing agency by staying in touch on a regular basis — even if you’re not currently hiring. When you’re working together to fill an open position, be clear about everything from what you want in the ideal candidate to your hiring timeline.

Provide as much information as possible and listen to advice from your recruiter. Never do anything you disagree with, but go into each new situation with an open mind because, as hiring experts, they may offer new viewpoints and ideas that can bring positive change.

Finding top talent isn’t easy, but you don’t have to go it alone. Wood Staffing is here to help you build the best team your Michiana company has ever had. Contact us today to discuss a partnership!