How Staffing Firms and HR Work Together in Boston

by Mar 28, 2018

Human resource management becomes more complex every year. Teams are tasked with everything from employee benefits to compliance to performance management, workplace safety, training and myriad other responsibilities. When teams are stretched well beyond their limits, it makes it difficult to devote time and attention to one of the most important functions of a business – recruiting talent.

Partnering with a strategic staffing firm can give HR teams back their most valuable resource: time. The right partner can source qualified candidates, screen and vet them, test their skills and evaluate match to ensure faster, stronger hires.

The Benefits of Partnering With a Staffing Firm

The right staffing firm will provide long-term ROI through:

  • Faster time-to-hire: A good company can source active and passive talent quickly.
  • More accurate hires: The right matching processes ensure you connect with candidates with the skills and attributes to succeed, the first time.
  • Cost control: A faster, more streamlined search that generates a strong match will save recruiting costs.
  • Long-term planning: Opening a new office in six months? Have a large contract coming down the pike? The right staffing firm can ensure you’ve got talent lined up and ready to go.
  • Test-before-you-invest: A staffing firm can help you reduce hiring risk through temporary-to-hire contracts that allow you to try out an employee before choosing to make an offer.
  • Coverage when you need it: Anyone can send you warm bodies to cover leaves of absence or periods of high demand. A true staffing partner will send you real talent, so productivity and quality do not suffer.

The Keys to a Strong Staffing Partnership

There are two keys to forming a staffing partnership that generates benefits. The first is choosing the right company. The more time you put into research, the better. Always ask for success metrics and success stories. Look for evidence they have worked with companies of your size and in your industry.

The second key is yours. In order to connect with the talent you need, it’s crucial you provide as much information as possible. Talk about your organizational culture, discuss the success attributes you need including both technical and soft skills, and discuss previous hiring successes and failures. The more forthcoming you are with information up front, the better. Recruiters armed with detail can move more swiftly and accurately than recruiters who must guess what you’re looking for.

Are You Ready to Form a Staffing Partnership?  

If you are ready to get back your most valuable resource and improve the quality of hires at your organization, contact the team at Contemporaries, Inc. in Boston today. Our recruiters have a 98 percent placement rate, and our commitment to service is what helps us build long-standing relationships with our clients. We will work as an extension of your HR team so you can stay focused on building a great place to work.


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