5 Characteristics of a Great Staffing Partner

Staffing partners can be a huge asset to any company. They help companies find talented people to fill short-term and long-term roles so that businesses can thrive. They help job seekers find jobs that suit their skills and provide a bridge to permanent employment.

But on the other hand, a mismatched staffing partner can lead to poor communication, disconnected staff, onboarding delays, high turnover rates, and ultimately higher workforce costs.

To avoid these situations, it’s important to understand the characteristics of a great staffing partner.


Customized Solutions

When looking for a staffing partner, you should determine if they offer customized solutions. Staffing is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Find a partner that understands your specific market and open positions and can help you achieve your goals.

To really create a customized solution, your staffing partner should:

  • Understand the needs of each position
  • Incorporate your organization’s culture into the search process
  • Develop custom solutions based on unique needs and requirements

We know you’re looking for candidates who can get the job done, make an impact, and fit seamlessly into your organization. Results like these can only come from a partner that takes a hands-on, personalized approach to meeting your needs.


Low Turnover

Due to instability in the job market, turnover rates are soaring, and it’s a problem for companies operating within any industry. Turnover is obviously bad for business as it impacts your budget and impedes your workflow. Find a staffing partner who can provide turnover rates and demonstrates the importance of building close relationships with their employees, including properly preparing them for the job.


Action-Driving Insights

It is so important to connect with a staffing partner that knows how to analyze data and can provide action plans based on that data. As an employer, you need to know how you stack up against the competition and be aware of things like your location-specific labor market. Your staffing partner should be able to provide you with all these insights and more and can put a process in place for staffing accordingly.


Continuous Improvement

The most critical attribute for a great staffing partner is the ability to listen and learn. We cannot stress enough the importance of continuous improvement and having a proven methodology for success. One way to ensure continuous improvement is through regular client review sessions. These sessions give us a chance to review performance, explore opportunities to improve, and share emerging market insights to refine and strengthen our relationship with our clients.

At Salem, we’re proud of the relationships we’ve built with our clients and talent. We know that success depends on strong partnerships and service.

If this sounds like the kind of partnership you’re looking for, contact Salem today.

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