Establishing mutually beneficial partnerships is an important element of any business strategy.  Long-term corporate relationships can save your organization time and money. This is especially true in regards to labour staffing agencies.  People drive business. Having the right people in the right place will allow your company to continue delivering quality products and services on time and budget.

So how do you know if you’re working with the right staffing agency in Calgary?  Read on to discover some warning signs you should be on the look-out for:

1. Lack of Industry Experience – Sure, you have to start somewhere, but little to no industry experience will cost you.  Experienced staffing agencies are able to assign competent and skilled temp workers to your assignments and even potentially increase employee retention.

2. Company Culture – If your temp agency doesn’t understand your company’s values, how can they place the appropriate person to a job?  Ensure that your staffing agency maintains communication with you and understands company initiatives.

3. Poor Applicant Screenings – This can be a huge red flag and eventually reflect poorly on your company.  If your staffing agency isn’t verifying applicant references, conducting skills tests, background checks or interviewing up to standard, then you may want to consider switching agencies.  

4. Extremely Low Rates – Typically this would be an attractive feature, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.  Low staffing rates can indicate that temp agencies are hiring illegal labourers and your company could be penalized and hit with a costly fine.

If you require the services of a Calgary staffing agency we would love to help!  Give us a call today at 403.201.9520 or email us at Shannon@matrixlabourleasing.com

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