How to Deal With Resource Shortages

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For small and large businesses, the key factor to their success is the quality of their employees.  This becomes an even bigger consideration if the company is experiencing a personnel shortage – having a problem finding the right worker any particular position.

In order to get the best employees, hiring a recruiting service may be a good way to go.  But if you are considering such a move, there a a number of things to consider.

The most important for companies is usually the cost.  What are the service charges?  The trend among recruiting agencies now is to charge only when they place someone with their client company.

Another question concerns charging rates.  You need to find what these are to help you narrow down your list of candidates.  Most recruiting agencies usually charge between 10 and 30 percent of an employee’s first year salary.

You will want to look at the rebate structure set up by the recruiting agency.  This is the amount of money refunded to the client company if an employee leaves the company earlier than expected.

Another thing to check out is the recruiting agency’s policy on CVs and resumes, so you know what to expect and how to shortlist candidates based on their quality.

You also want to get some testimonials from previous clients to help determine the agency’s reputation and experience in handling clients in your industry.

Depending on the size of your business, you may want to hire more than one agency to recruit.  You may want to start with three to five agencies and see how they meet your hiring standards, and then make modifications from there.

You’ll also want to check references and look at an agency’s facilities.  Salary survey information, psychometric testing, and interview facilities are all important elements of the recruiting agency to be considered.

Pinnacle Staffing can help Winnipeg, Manitoba find just the right employee, at the right time for the right price. We can conduct executive recruitment for you as well as staff your business with temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire employees. Contact us today.

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