5 Facts You Should Know About Staffing Agencies

5 Facts You Should Know About Staffing Agencies

When your company needs new staff, either permanent or temporary, this can take a lot of time, energy, and resources away from other aspects of the company. Sifting through resumes, checking references, conducting interviews, and more are all highly time-consuming. Staffing agencies are designed to relieve these duties and to take pressure off of your staff so they can focus on other important aspects of their jobs. If you are considering partnering with a staffing agency to reap the benefits of staffing agency hiring, it is best to know what services are available to you as well as how staffing agencies operate.

What To Know About Staffing Agencies

  1. You Can Be Involved As Much Or As Little As You’d Like
    One of the major benefits of staffing agencies is that you don’t have to be very involved in the hiring process, which can save time and resources. But, you will need to be involved at least a little bit since you get the final say over whom you hire. Some business executives only do the final interview to ensure the candidate will fit with the company culture, but other executives choose to use a staffing agency only for initial screening purposes to help narrow down viable candidates. Discuss with your staffing agency how involved you would like to be in the selection and hiring process and they will accommodate this.
  2. Staffing Agencies Always Have Candidates
    When you advertise a job using traditional advertising methods, you then wait for resumes to come to you and you sift through these, waiting for the right one(s). Staffing agencies don’t work the same. There are already candidates in the staffing agency database and these candidates are already screened and assessed. When you give your open position, job description, company goals, and other hiring criteria to the staffing agency, they will take this information and match your company with a candidate. Although they will take time to ensure this is the right candidate for the position and company, there is no waiting for the perfect resume, as candidates are already available.
  3. Staffing Agencies Offer Permanent And Temporary Work
    Although staffing agencies and temp agencies aren't entirely synonymous, there are staffing agencies that hire temporary employees as well as permanent ones. This gives companies an opportunity to appropriately scale their staff and meet staffing needs for individual projects and fill permanent positions. Your company can use both permanent and temporary staffing solutions at once for different roles.
  4. You Need A Clear Job Description
    A staffing agency will only be able to match the right candidates if your company explains what role will be filled, what qualifications are required, what skill gaps your company needs filled, and what your company culture looks like. The more information you supply to the staffing agency, the better understanding they will have of your company and subsequent needs. Staffing agencies will put in the time and effort to get to know your company so be prepared to answer questions about your company goals and values, as this will help with candidate selection.
  5. Back Office Support
    Some staffing agencies offer more than just hiring services. Staffing agencies that serve to function as HR services may also offer back-end support such as employer of record (EOR) services or payroll support. Staffing agencies that offer comprehensive HR management can offer services that cover payroll, benefits, compliance, workers' compensation, and more to help relieve back office duties and allow your business to focus on profitability and growth.

Use Staffing Agencies To Strengthen Your Company

If your company needs to fill a position or several positions or if you need back-end assistance, find highly qualified and dedicated employees with the expertise of staffing agencies and utilize the proficiency of experienced back office staff. Partner with Matrix Labour Leasing to get instant access to our expansive labourer network and streamline your hiring process while saving your company time, money, and resources. By outsourcing to Matrix for all of your labour placement and back-end needs, you will be gaining a partner with over 4,000,000 employment hours in the Canadian workforce. To build your workforce in the way that works best for your company and to find the right candidates quickly, call Matrix Labour Leasing at 1-403-201-9520 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: How many years of experience does Matrix Labour Leasing have?
A: We have been operating as a staffing and recruiting agency for over 18 years and we leveraged our operations experience to launch our Payroll and Back Office Solutions Division in 2020 when we realized just how invaluable this service would be for business owners.

Q: Does Matrix Labour Leasing only specialize in construction staffing?
A: No, we also specialize in labour staffing across Canada for:

  • Industrial Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Hospitality 
  • Healthcare
  • Pipeline Construction

Matrix can help you find team members in all levels of employment including roles as labourers, executives, and support.

Q: Where does Matrix operate?
A: While Matrix Labour Leasing is a Calgary-owned and based business, our staffing agency places staff in construction jobs all across Canada and in the US.

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