Published On: May 30th, 2024Categories: Career Advice, Manufacturing Industry, Recruitment

Staffing agencies are experts at matching qualified candidates with a the right-fit role. Working with the employer and candidate, staffing agencies have a holistic view of the hiring process and can save all parties time and energy.

Staffing agencies work closely with companies to understand the job’s expectations, the skills required, and the compensation range, so by the time they are working with candidates like yourself they have a deep knowledge of whether or not you are a good fit for the job. Since they know precisely what the employers seek for each role, they can quickly screen and vet candidates and bring the top candidates to interview. You can trust that a staffing agency will only recommend roles that are promising opportunities for you.

Staffing agencies staff roles from entry level to C-suite, and often specialize in a select group of industries, such as manufacturing or IT. When you are ready to pursue your next role, working with a staffing agency can streamline and enhance your job search.

Is Working with a Staffing Agency the Right Fit for You?

To understand whether working with a staffing agency is the right choice for you, start by outlining the goals of your job search. Take some time to define what type of job you are hoping to get. Consider the level of the position, the specific skills you want to apply, and the industry in which you want to work. Staffing agencies don’t just source full-time positions, they work with employers to fill part-time, contract, and temporary positions. Evaluate what type of position is the right fit for you and add that to your list of job requirements.

If you’re looking to enter a new field, a staffing agency can be an asset to your search. Your staffing agency partner can help you find a temporary or part-time role to gain experience and credibly build out your resume before seeking full-time employment. They can also review your qualifications to ensure you have the proper training, experience, and credentials to apply for certain roles. When you are ready to go after your desired role, they can even help you tailor your resume and prepare for interviews.

Researching Staffing Agencies

If you are looking for a job in your region, understand which agencies have strong ties in your area. Agencies with a national presence but a regional hub in your area, like LSI Staffing, have both deep resources and local knowledge, and can be an asset to you in your search.

Next, review each agency’s current job postings to ensure they are experienced with your desired industry and similar types of roles. You want to find an agency that works with the types of companies that match your search criteria.

After you have narrowed down the list of potential staffing agencies, check both their credentials and their values. What is their philosophy towards candidates? You want an agency that will be a collaborative and supportive partner towards you throughout the job hunt and even after you’ve landed a position. Look to see if the agencies have been on any top lists or won specific accolades, such as how LSI was named among Forbes’ 2023 Best Temp Staffing Firms. Credentials and awards are external proof points that help you trust that the agency you choose is trustworthy and will be a good partner.

Advantages of Working with a Staffing Agency

Staffing agencies have access to roles that are not listed yet on industry job boards. With a strong staffing agency as your partner, you can have access to more jobs than you’ll find searching on your own. You can work directly with the agency to get the interview and submit an application, giving you more control of the process.

An agency offers you personalized help and is on your team throughout the job hunt. They help you pick the roles for which you are qualified, tailor your resume, and prep for interviews. Staffing agencies share your goal of securing a lasting, suitable to your unique skills, making your partnership mutually beneficial.

Working with a staffing agency enhances your job search by providing a swift, efficient process tailored to your skills, goals, and expectations. As your partner, they’re motivated to help you prepare for and secure the ideal role through their diverse job opportunities, including temporary, contract, part-time, and full-time positions.

Working with LSI Staffing

Staffing agencies can be a great resource in your job search, helping you be efficient through personalized help and targeted job selections. Do your research in advance about what you are looking for, and then find the right agency partner to help you achieve your goals.

At LSI Staffing, we know that the hiring process can be time-consuming and stressful—that is the problem we set out to solve. In 1986 two brothers, Ron and Rick King, opened LSI’s doors with one purpose: matching driven employees with businesses struggling to find talent. Since then, LSI has expanded to include over 30 locations and three divisions, each fulfilling a unique industry demand. Our growth has been driven by our never-give-up commitment to our clients and associates, and a deep understanding of industry data, trends, and challenges. Every candidate receives quick, individualized attention because we know your business demands it. If you want to work with us to find your next job, contact us today to get started.