When you work with a staffing agency for the first time, you might not know where to begin! First, you’ll go through interviews to find the agency that fits your needs. The next step is to provide your agent with specific information about the job you’re hiring for. Again, where do you begin? Keep reading here to learn three things a staffing agency needs to know about your open position before they start their search.
1. Technical Requirements
While there are many qualified manufacturing recruiters and IT headhunters out there, the specific technical requirements for your job should be outlined clearly. This step will help your recruiter plan out the interview process. During this step, you can also provide your recruiting and staffing agency with any preliminary tests that should take place during the initial interview process. Without this information, you may see candidates who are wholly unqualified! Don’t leave out any necessary degrees or certifications during this information-sharing step.
2. Fulfillment Timeline
With a strict timeline to follow, you won’t have to worry about going understaffed for longer than necessary. If you need a manufacturing manager that has safety qualifications, this could be crucial to your business. Make sure that the expected timeline is clear before your headhunter begins their search. Your recruiter, in turn, will be honest about the reality of your timeline and can help you adjust expectations for the current job market.
3. Wage Expectations
Before any interviews take place, communicate the salary range and absolute maximum to your recruiter. While they may not be sharing this information during the first few interviews, it’s good information to have on hand. Your recruiter has the industry experience to identify candidates that will suit the pay rate associated with the position. Without this information, they may send in candidates who are vastly overestimating the pay rate, wasting everyone’s time in the process.
With all of this in mind, it’s most important to have open communication with your recruiter. When the information flows, the recruiting process can become much simpler. Want to get started with one of our headhunters today? Give us a call at Kane Partners! We have the tools to ensure the success of all our partners.