5 Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Staffing Firm

Hiring a staffing firm to find the right people for your company takes trust and patience; but in the end can be very rewarding and save you a great amount of time and money in the long run. We know your time is valuable so, here are some things for your company/business to keep in mind if you’re thinking about hiring a staffing firm.

Strong Local Presence

Chances are, if the firm you’re looking to work with has a strong presence in the community, they’ll make a great partner. The stronger their connections and networking efforts and the better they understand the community business culture and its values, the more tuned in they’ll be to finding the perfect match for your business. They most likely already have a number of candidates in mind. If they’re in the know, it’s a GO!

Interest in Your Business

It’s important to work with a staffing firm that wants to build a strong relationship with your business. The more they know about you and how your business runs, the quicker they can find a candidate that is completely perfect for the position.


A staffing firm is there for your convenience and not to confuse you. Choose a firm who is up front about their services and can provide you with information to back up their claims. A staffing firm that goes above and beyond to understand and get to know their client will also be honest and work with the utmost integrity.


If a firm is filling positions that don’t last, that’s a huge red flag. Be sure to ask about their turnover rate; ROI is make or break in this industry and if placement turnover is high, there could be a big piece of the puzzle missing.

Do they offer Testimonials?

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words but a personal account of someone’s experience is worth so much more. Testimonials are an effective way to build trust and provide an outside view of, “the real firm.” A happy client/business means they are doing their job right! (Testimonials of our own COMING SOON!!)

At Elite Staffing we believe that it isn’t just about finding work; it’s about finding out what works. We know from years of experience that a solid, working relationship between a candidate and a company is based on honest expectations, personality matching, and articulated end goals. After all, we cannot be successful if our candidates are not successful.