Interview The Interviewer : How to Know When A Staffing Agency Is Right for You

PHR serves businesses throughout the greater Polk County area here in Central Florida. How? We provide quality applicants for business owners that trust us to fill openings within their companies. That means we spend a lot of time going through resumes and applications, conducting interviews, and weeding out individuals who aren’t a good fit for the types of jobs we see come through our system. Sometimes though, we are the ones being “interviewed.” Business owners have to figure out if we’re a good fit for their company’s hiring needs and if they can trust us to take care of their staffing requirements, allowing them to be hands-off and continue with business as usual. However, for a business owner who has never utilized a hiring agency or staffing service, it can be a bit unsettling to hand over your hiring to a third party. That’s why we are here to answer your questions, so you can feel confident that PHR will give only the very best to your business.
Not sure what questions to ask, or even where to begin?

First, it’s vital that the staffing service you choose has experience in hiring for your specific industry. For example, a staffing service that focuses only on hiring short-term office temps is probably not the best choice to find employees for your construction company. The reassurance that your chosen hiring service will find employees suited for exactly your type of opening is key in a successful relationship with your staffing service. PHR specializes in multiple industries, so feel free to ask us exactly how we can staff your opening based on your field.

Secondly, you need to know what the hiring/firing process means with your selected staffing agency. Asking how applicants are chosen, what the narrowing-down process involves, and how unsuccessful matches are handled are all important facts to know when you are handing over your employee search process to an outside resource. Additionally, it’s important to know the time frame in which the hiring company is able to provide employees. If you need a position filled quickly, this is vital information for you as a business owner.

Finally, you need to know the specific details of your contract with the hiring agency you choose. How are fees figured, how is payment handled, and are there flexible contract options? Fortunately for businesses in and around the greater Lakeland area, PHR is more than happy to sit down with you as a business owner and look over each part of your contract, explaining any and all details and answering questions you might have.

If you are considering a staffing service for your company’s employee needs, we would love to help! If we’re a good fit, we can help set up a plan to find only the top-quality employees in our area, because our goal is to make your business as successful as possible! Our convenient offices located in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Lake Wales mean that it’s easy to stop by and handle paperwork or ask questions. We make the hiring process easy, and that’s why employers throughout the area choose PHR Staffing Solutions when a vacancy comes their way.