How do Companies and Candidates Find the Right NY Staffing Firm to Work With?
How do companies find a good NY staffing firm?
Companies are inundated with phone calls and emails (it’s part of what we do as staffing professionals – we market our candidates to help find them work). Just like I research companies who come to me for help so I can find the right candidates, companies research staffing professionals. You can learn a lot from a simple Google search.
Quality NY staffing companies will have a large pool of skilled candidates and a good record of filling jobs. Potential clients should also check whether the NY staffing professional they want to work with is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and/or a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS). These certifications involve several hours of intensive training and require the passage of a test – and they demonstrate commitment and passion on the staffing professional’s behalf.
How do candidates decide which NY staffing firm to work with?
As a job seeker, whether or not you actually land a job depends heavily on the NY staffing firm you choose to work with. You should always research a potential firm to make sure they place people in your line of work, or you may be wasting your time.
I always advise job seekers to speak to friends and family who have used NY staffing firms to find employment. Ask them:
• Were they treated well by staffing personnel at the initial meeting?
• Were their calls and emails returned promptly?
• Did the staffing professionals provide guidance on the job search?
• Were the staffing professionals understanding about personal situations/special needs?
Not every NY staffing firm (or every member of their teams, for that matter) will be right for every candidate. The same is true for corporate recruiters you’ll meet – some will treat you better than others. This doesn’t mean you should give up on working with NY staffing firms; it just means you have to be more selective.
Frustrations in NY Staffing
In these economic times, it can be just as difficult for NY staffing professionals to find new companies to work with as it is for candidates to find jobs. If you’re working with an NY staffing company, remember that one of the most important things you can do is offer feedback – whether you’re a company with open positions or you’re a candidate looking for work.
If you feel your staffing firm isn’t filling your needs, reach out and tell them why. Generally, the staffing firm will work hard to make it right; that’s because NY staffing firms are paid by companies to fill positions. If they’re not able to do so, they won’t make a dime.
What Being a NY Staffing Professional Means
Being a great NY staffing professional means considering much more than just who has the skills to be able to do a job. It includes interviewing candidates – it’s part of the pre-screening process – and listening to what they’re telling us and listening to what they’re not saying.
This is where working with a professional, like me, comes in handy. As a Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC) as well as a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA), I have been trained to screen candidates and potential hires time after time with both an interviewer’s ear and a sixth sense.
My CPBA certification is also a great asset to candidates – potential employers trust that my background and education can bring them the candidates they need, and they’re receptive to the people I send.
A Final Note
Each of us has strengths and assets, and finding the right opportunities to demonstrate them allows us to be more productive – and stay longer – on our jobs.
Blog by NY Staffing Professional
Catherine Palmiere, President
Adam Personnel, Inc.
(212)557-9150 ext. 208