In my last blog, I talked about the benefits of using staffing agencies to help in your search for the ideal team member. For this installment, I want to share a few ideas on negotiating agency fees. As I mentioned in my earlier blog, I was in search of three new team members at the same time. It was difficult, but I found that working with a number of agencies expanded my reach significantly, put me in front of more qualified candidates, and all four agencies were open to negotiating their … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Hiring – Part 2, Negotiating Your Way to a Winning Team!
Looking for and finding just the right person for your team can be difficult and stressful. I can relate all too well. Back in June, I began to restructure and expand our department by adding two new team members to increase the support we provide. About the same time, one of my existing team members submitted their termination notice. Not great timing, but when is it ever good timing? So, what had started out as a search for two new team members, quickly turned into a search for three. Mind … [Read more...] about Best Practices on Hiring – Part 1, Staffing Agencies – When Time Isn’t on Your Side