Three Qualities to Look for When Partnering With a Staffing Service

Experts | Lori Bullock, Branch Manager

Finding top talent for your company can be a challenge, especially now that the unemployment rate is low and employees have more choices for their career. One way to make sure you find quality employees is to work with a recruiting company – but how do you know which company to partner with?

When searching for a staffing and recruitment firm, it’s important to remember that not all staffing services are the same. For the best experience, you’ll want to find a service that can meet your specific needs.

Here are three qualities to look for when partnering with a staffing service:

1. Active Listening

One of the most important qualities recruiters can bring to the table is the ability to listen to a customer’s needs. They should take the time to understand your company culture, the job duties and exactly what you are looking for in future employees. Communication is huge!

Here at Selectemp, we strive to keep an open dialogue throughout the entire recruiting process and really listen to what our customers are saying. We are most successful when we collaborate as partners to find the best talent for you. In doing so effectively, we will actually save your company time and money by securing top qualified talent in a timely manner. I have been with Selectemp for 16 years and we always strive to have the right talent at the right time.

2. Attention to Detail

A perk to consider when partnering with a staffing service is that we do all of the HR functions for you. You don’t have to spend your valuable time on recruiting tasks. Leave it to the experts – us!

Some things that reputable recruiting services take care of for you include, but are not limited to: job opening promotions and ads, reading through resumes and cover letters, phone screening, preliminary interviews, background checks and skills assessments. There are a lot of pieces and parts during this portion of the recruitment process. However, an outstanding recruitment firm will make sure all the loose ends are tied up for you!

At Selectemp, we pride ourselves on only sending our customers qualified talent who are educated and prepared for the expectations set forth by our customers. During our recruitment process, we will take the time to have in-depth discussions with potential hires to make sure we listen and they understand what they want in a position and even more importantly, what they don’t want. We set them up for success. That way, the customer doesn’t have to spend unnecessary time sitting through countless interviews with candidates that aren’t a good fit.

Additional details that should never be overlooked are safety rules and regulations. For example, a lot of the jobs we fill abide by certain OSHA laws. We strive to apprise our customers with new rules and safety protocols. We also make sure the talent we send are given proper safety policies and procedures, and are made aware of potential job hazards.

3. Seasoned Expertise

There are many staffing services out there, so it can be overwhelming to say the least. How do you ensure you will choose the right one? A good recommendation is to choose a staffing service that has a proven track record of success!

Choosing a trusted service will ensure the kinks that come along with running a new business have already been worked out. They will have a wide variety of candidates in their network, which will allow them to fill positions in a more timely manner, being the resourcing and recruitment experts that you need. Staffing services that have been in business for many years have become successful by going the extra mile to ensure they consistently produce high-quality talent and develop partnerships with companies over time.

At Selectemp, we recently celebrated our 30th year of providing outstanding service. We believe special care, attention and meticulous service has allowed us to build strong partnerships with our customers. In return, we continue to provide highly qualified talent to our customers.

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If you keep these three qualities in mind when vetting your potential recruitment partner, you will soon be on your way to a lasting relationship of matching qualified talent with opportunity and in turn, saving your company time and money.

If you are looking for a staffing company in Oregon, give Selectemp a try! To learn more, call us at (541) 746-6200, or visit our website at

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