How to Hire From a Temp Recruitment Ageny

Recruiting new employees can be a costly and time-consuming process for companies; one that uses up significant resources, but rarely offers any guarantees. While some companies choose to recruit themselves, others turn to their local recruitment agencies for help. With the assistance of a temporary recruitment agency, you can find both short-term and long-term positions for your company. A temporary recruitment agency will interview, screen, and test applicants to ensure that they are the right fit for you. By following the simple steps listed below, you can easily hire a qualified candidate.

Determine the Position You’re Looking For

When employees are on annual leave, sick leave, or maternity leave, there may be a range of positions that you’re looking to fill on a short-term or long-term basis. Getting a long-term employee can be helpful if you’re looking to fill an open position, but you’re not ready to commit to hiring a permanent employee. The best way to get started with working with a temporary recruitment agency is to make a list of the positions that you’ll need to be filled, with the names of the relevant departments. This will give the temp agency an overview of your staffing needs.

Find a Temp Agency That Matches Your Needs

If your company works in the medical field, you probably won’t get much help from a temporary recruitment agency that focuses on temp staff for construction/ general operators. Ensure that the agency you choose to work with has the right background and understanding for the field you are looking to fill. We’d always recommend partnering with an agency that specialises in the field that you’re wishing to recruit in. Ask them about similar, recent roles they have filled.

Ask About The Temp Agency’s Hiring Process

Many temp agencies will already have a list of potential hires that they keep on file for specific fields that they focus on, to provide temp staff to companies quickly. There are also temp agencies that will complete the process of screening, interviewing, testing, and even training temp staff, to make sure that your company doesn’t miss a beat when vacancies arise. When selecting a temp agency, it’s imperative that you partner with an agency whose hiring process reflects your company’s needs and timescales.

Agree a Fee

Once you’ve determined that the temp agency fits your needs, and has a concrete hiring process, liaise with them to agree temp rates, or a fixed fee, for the positions needed. In most cases, this will be an hourly rate, which will include provisions for Employers PRSI, tax and holiday pay/ bank holiday pay. Some agencies will have negotiable rates or will provide a discount if you work exclusively with them, while others may have fixed fees. It will also depend on the position, hours, length of placement and location.

The process of hiring from a temp agency shouldn’t be complicated, once you have gone through these steps. Specialist recruitment agencies, such as CSA Personnel Consultants, will provide you and your company with comprehensive support throughout the hiring and onboarding process, helping you to keep things moving.

If you are ready to go into a hassle-free recruitment experience then CSA is your partner of choice. If you want to learn more contact us today and we will answer all your questions.

Sam Nicholson
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