Proficient Staffing Agency: Why a Specific Focus Yields the Best Results
Whether you are looking for a job or searching for talent, your first instinct may involve calling a big name staffing agency. They possess a more extensive database, a bigger staff, and, let’s face it, a healthier marketing and advertising budget.
But, bigger doesn’t always equate to better. Smaller staffing agencies make up the bulk of the staffing agencies in the United States. Over two-thirds or 68 percent of staffing agencies do fall into the category of a exclusive agency. These smaller firms typically have fewer than six recruiters.
What are the advantages of a exclusive agency?
So, why are smaller agencies so popular and successful? There are several advantages exclusive agencies have over the big guys:
Large recruiting companies might possess an extensive database, but they all need to deal with a significant conflict of interest. If, for instance, the agency finds the perfect new position for a job hunter, but that person also happens to currently work for a company who also uses the agency, that job hunter, cannot pursue that opportunity.
Exclusive agencies specialize in no more than a few industries. This limited circle of clients allows them to know those industries and the influential people in it. This extensive knowledge allows for maximum efficiency. Some would claim that exclusive agencies employ better recruiters and receive better clients.
Smaller staffing firms operate more on teamwork and less on competitiveness when it comes to their headhunters. With this cooperative effort, you’re likely to get more attention and better service even though you’re working with a smaller staff.
What kind of job candidate seeks out the services of an intimate exclusive agency?
Most recruitment agencies put their candidates through a process that includes the initial application and testing. And, of course, a criminal background check as well as employment, education, and character references all go through a verification process. But, the in-depth conversation the recruiter conducts with the candidate barely exists.
The job-seeker who wants more from their career or even a retiree looking for more meaningful part-time work seeks out a firm who not only specializes in their field,, but also takes the time to get to know them and their attributes that go beyond their initial application. This high-quality candidate profile results in the best results for the employer looking for talent.
What we offer at Proficient Staffing:
At Proficient Staffing, we specialize in accounting, financial, and administrative industries in the states of Michigan, Georgia, California and are growing. When matching up a job seeker with an employer, we look at the big picture and long-term success for everyone concerned. We don’t just fill a slot haphazardly, but seek to build long term and good relationships with our clients.
We offer employers placement services for permanent, temporary, consulting, and temp to hire employees. We work closely with employers to help evaluate and fulfill their staffing needs.
What to expect from Proficient Staffing:
Since we focus on a few states rather than dealing with a national database, we get to know our clients, both employers and job candidates very well. This first-hand knowledge of the industries we serve allows us to make better and longer lasting match-ups.
In addition to our expertise in the fields that we serve, we offer the following services for employers looking for the perfect temporary or permanent employee:
Online recruitment ads
Social media connections
Background checks for candidates
Verify candidate referrals
Skills testing for job seekers
Additional training for candidates
Replacement services if an employee doesn’t end up as a good fit
Soft Costs (Administration)
We want your company to think of us as an extension of your Human Resource & Recruiting departments. When we take care of filling your staffing needs, our focus on your business, clients, and customers - takes priority, and your business soars.
For more information, please contact us.