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How to Spot a CT Staffing Agency Worth Hiring

CT staffing agencyAs the complexity of our current employment market increases, more companies are looking for new alternatives to help them with their hiring needs. Some might implement HR technologies that help with resume or reference checking, while others bring staffing agencies on board to help with the bigger picture – from candidate screening and skills assessment to job placement.

For the many small, mid and large-size companies in CT that choose to partner with a staffing agency, it doesn’t take long for them to realize that there are numerous benefits to not riding out the HR storm alone! A staffing agency can help change the way your HR functions are run – for the better.

If you’re thinking about working with a CT staffing agency, here’s how to spot one that’s worth hiring:

They’re specialized
Working with a staffing agency that is specialized in some way is often the winning formula for employers. An agency that has specialized service groups can help employers that are interested in hiring in a certain market. For example, A.R. Mazzotta has an Industrial Group and a Professional/Office Group. The specialists in each group have experience hiring talent in those specific markets.

A staffing agency may also be specialized in serving a certain geographic area. This delivers a valuable level of experience and knowledge that can be hard to find with larger staffing agencies. A.R. Mazzotta’s focus is working with CT employers and CT job seekers. They employ and place over 1,000 people in the state of CT.

They’re relationship builders
The harsh reality is that some recruiters and staffing agencies don’t care about building relationships with their clients or job candidates. Their mode of operation is to fill the jobs and hit their quotas – ASAP. Employers should steer clear of agencies that work this way. Partner with an agency that is focused on having a healthy, long-term relationship with you. It’s the only way to ensure you’ll get the successful results you want.

They get personal
One of the most important things an employer can do when deciding on a CT staffing agency is choose one that takes a personalized approach to doing business. What does this mean? It means the agency will conduct onsite interviews with the employer to get a solid understanding of the company culture and the company’s hiring needs and long-term goals. It also means the agency conducts one-on-one, in-person interviews with job candidates, so they can carefully discuss employment goals and assess the skills and strengths of the candidates.

They’re transparent
A good CT staffing agency will be fully transparent in their operations. There should be no hesitation on the part of the agency when it comes to discussing information about candidate screenings, assessments, verifications, payroll, and so on. No secrets yield zero surprises.

This isn’t their first rodeo
As we’ve stressed before, it’s critical for an employer to work with a CT staffing agency that has experience. There are a few ways you can tell how experienced an agency is – first, talk to others in the industry and find out what their reputation is. Find out how many years the agency has been in business, and ask about the experience level of their recruiters. What’s their track record for successfully matching employers with candidates? Do they have high employee turnover? Asking the right questions should give you a comfort level on how experienced they are.

They love what they do!
Last, but not least, an employer can’t go wrong if they choose a staffing agency that has genuine passion for the business. If an agency’s staffing specialists truly love what they do, it will ultimately lead to successful employer-agency relationship.

Contact A.R. Mazzotta if you’ve been thinking about working with a CT staffing agency. We’ll answer your questions and welcome you to visit one of our locations in Middletown, Wallingford, Watertown or Westbrook.