The Best Temp Agencies Melbourne
Regardless of the industry, all businesses have fluctuations in workload for a variety of reasons – increase or decrease at different times of the calendar or financial year, new contracts or projects, staff leave, holidays or changes due to the unpredictable economy in present times. With this in mind, companies are increasingly turning to temp agencies Melbourne to cover their changing staff needs.
When looking for a temp agency, there are a number of things to keep in mind. The following is a list of some of the most important characteristics to look for in a temp agency.
- How long has the agency been operating?
- Do they have experience placing staff in your industry?
- Do they specialise only in temp contracts or do they also place employees in permanent positions? If the agency does both, this may benefit your company, in that you may be able to establish a long term relationship with the agency for future recruitment needs. On the other hand, if you are only interested in finding a temp, would you prefer a small agency, dedicated only to taking the time to find the perfect temporary employee?
- Does the agency have specialist knowledge in your industry?
- How does the agency recruit staff on their database? Do they go above and beyond the standard tests?
- What questions do the consultants ask you, the employer? They may have many years of experience, but every business is different and therefor it is essential that the temp agency consultant takes the time to learn about your business and your needs.
- Does the agency offer additional advice (and is this advise free or available for a fee)?
- Does the agency offer printed reference material such as Recruitment Kit, giving you a handy reference guide to help you through the difficult process of finding and hiring new staff?
- Does the agency offer Recruitment Outsourcing – working with your HR department to create recruitment and training programs for staff?
Finding the right person for the job and the right person to fit into your workplace can make a difference to the profitability of your business so it is worth doing your homework into discovering the best temp agencies Melbourne has to offer.