Turning the Tables: Interviewing Your Staffing Agency When You’re Ready to Launch Your Career


PHR is proud to serve businesses throughout Central Florida.  We provide only the best employees available to the business owners that trust us to fill the openings within their companies.  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 important to know that the staffing service you choose has experience in hiring for your specific industry.  For example, a staffing service that focuses only on hiring flight attendants is probably not the best choice to find employees for your new childcare center.  Knowing that your chosen hiring service will find employees suited for exactly your type of opening is key in successful staffing.  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 is with your selected staffing service.  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 ins and outs 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 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 taking on a staffing service to help fill positions in your business, we would love to talk with you!  If we are right for you, 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!