If you've been shopping around for staffing agencies and are starting to feel overwhelmed by all the choices, we can help. These five questions can tell you whether Randstad is the right staffing partner for you.
1. what do you do to fully understand my goals?
Too often, staffing is reduced to matching candidates with the bare minimum requirements for the sake of moving on. This is not how we operate. We take time to work with your business and to learn about you, your team and your office culture. What do you value? What does success look like for your business?
We can't find the perfect fit for your workplace without an in-depth understanding of your goals. It's key to our whole process, so rest assured we'll spend plenty of time getting it right.
First, we'll get an idea about both your short- and long-term goals. What are your plans for the next 60 to 90 days? What about the next one to five years? If your pressing talent needs take precedence over big-picture planning, that's okay, too. The goal is to start thinking about the ideal end-result of our partnership. Is it ROI and cost savings? Are you shooting for operational improvements and increased efficiency? Once we fully understand your goals, we'll be able to match you with the right talent solutions for you.
2. can your talent network support my hiring needs?
Before working with any staffing partner, it's important to get a sense of how they find their talent. Part of the benefit of working with a staffing firm is gaining access to talent pools that may not be as readily available to the average recruiter or hiring manager.
Certain agencies have concentrated on developing smaller pools of highly specialized candidates to staff for niche roles, while others take a more broad-based approach to place more candidates in more roles, so it's an important question to ask depending on the type of position you're looking to fill.
When you work with us, you'll have all your bases covered. We're equipped to staff for a large variety of positions all across the country — no matter how broad or niche the skill set may be. Our global talent network is filled with skilled professionals ready for their next opportunity, and this extensive reach enables us to scale up or down to align with your talent needs as they fluctuate. That way, you never have to worry about coverage as your business grows.
3. can you deliver talent when i need it?
A large network of talent and a personalized, consultative approach mean nothing if a firm can't deliver talent on your timeline. Vacancies are costly, and the longer a position remains unfilled, the greater the costs become.
We understand this, so we'll work together to make sure you get not only the qualified talent you need — you'll get them fast, too. We use the latest sourcing technologies to pull potential fits from our network quickly. And we've built relationships with professionals across a wide variety of industries and functions, so if they're in our talent network, that means they've already been pre-vetted and approved. This helps to reduce the average time to fill and makes finding the right hire that much easier. So whether you're looking for emergency same-day talent coverage or starting a long-term executive search, we've got the resources to deliver on time.
4. will you be transparent about your process?
Understanding our billing process is always a top concern of our clients, and we've written about it here to help you get an idea of what you can expect. As always, our representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have about billing along the way.
The outlook across each stage of delivery and what you can expect to see at each phase will differ. We're focused on building long-lasting partnerships with our clients, and we want to make sure everything is clearly communicated at all stages of the engagement, from initial screening and preliminary background checking through final interviewing and placement.
But the process doesn't end once talent is on your worksite. We'll walk you through all the remaining steps to help you understand who's responsible for what with regards to training and onboarding, onsite management, compliance, record-keeping, reporting and transitioning talent out after a placement has ended.
5. how have you worked with customers in the past?
Before working with any staffing firm, it's important to make sure that they have a demonstrated track record of success to support their claims. That’s why we've published case studies to highlight customer wins and compiled client feedback to illustrate all the ways we help companies like yours. We succeed when your business succeeds, and driving bottom-line value for you is at the heart of what we do.
So if you're thinking about working with us, reach out to your local Randstad representative to learn more about how we can help organizations like yours reach their goals.
Five simple questions is all takes to determine if working with us is right for you. At Randstad, we're committed to understanding your business's goals and tailoring our talent solutions to meet them. We're dedicated to forming true long-lasting partnerships, so that means you can expect on-time delivery of services, an open and transparent process and talent solutions that get results.