Maintaining a Great Relationship with Your Staffing Service

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If you want to increase the chances of having a successful relationship with your staffing firm, here are a few things to keep in mind when your company makes a request for contingent employees.

The first tip for making things go as smoothly as possible is to make sure you notify the staffing service as far in advance as you can as to when you will be making an order. This is even more important if you are going to be making several orders.

Make sure you get ongoing progress reports on how your orders are being filled and set a specific time when you will get the progress reports. Doing so will help you know if you will need to contact other services.

Find out if the staffing service also is filling requests for the same types of workers for other companies, and where your company stands on the list of orders to be filled.

You also should let the service know how much leeway your company has as far as what the skills you need in the temporary workers and how many hours a day or week they will be at on site.

If you are looking for a specific set of skills, you need to be clear about your requirements with the staffing firm, be very clear that you won’t  settle for anything less.

Make sure that you have frequent communications with the staffing firm’s managers, and get together on a routine basis with the your service’s representative to let him or her know how the firm is doing.

Check with other staffing companies to get an idea of the rates you will have to pay to be competitive and to avoid any unnecessary haggling.

Finally, try to create a welcoming atmosphere at your site for the temporary workers on assignment with you so that they will want to come back.

When you need reliable professionals skilled in the construction, engineering and architecture industries for your Washington, DC-area company, contact RealStreet Staffing. We can source, vet and place workers in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire assignments. We look forward to hearing from you.

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