How to Get the Most Out of Your Staffing Firm Relationship

by Gaby Gramont

3 Tips for Choosing a Staffing Firm to Fill Your Company’s Essential DC Marketing and Communications Jobs

As the job market continues to expand and competition in DC for marketing and communications job talent increases, more companies are turning to staffing firms to help find and place qualified candidates.

But according to this recent article by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), not all firms are created equal. There are many things to consider before deciding to engage a staffing partner. When considering staffing firms, look for whether they:

  1. Take A Personalized Approach Based on Quality vs. Quantity

Spend time to choose the right staffing firm. Firms that take the extra time to get to know you as an organization—to get a solid understanding of your culture, business environment and specific talent needs—can not only help save time and resources devoted to a priority job search now, but can also become a long-standing partner for future searches down the road. At TorchLight, one of the DC region’s leading marketing and communications search firms, we take a specialized approach to our searches. We work to understand the needs of each client and role and also the unique qualifications of each candidate before making a match. This approach has yielded a 97% success rate with our placements.

  1. Build a Working Partnership Through Collaboration and Communication

Take time to truly understand your business and talent needs so that a staffing firm can work with you to not only fill current needs and solutions, but can also help anticipate future needs and develop a strategy that funnels the right kind of candidates into your pipeline.  The more you can involve your staffing partner and keep open lines of communication, the greater the chances of long-term success. Read what some of our clients have to say about partnering with us here.

  1. Showcase Industry-Specific Experience and a Service-First Mentality

TorchLight is proud of the fact that our team brings a breadth of professional experience to our firm. Each of our recruiters has at least a decade of hands-on experience in marketing/communications, executive recruiting, or both. This experience provides valuable first-hand insight into the industry and the professional attributes required to be successful in a specific role. Our years of experience have taught us that there is a lot to see beyond a resume. We work hard to identify a candidate’s skills, professional qualifications and cultural fit with the client company and articulate that match to our clients. Once we place a candidate, we continue to stay in contact with both client and candidate to ensure that the onboarding process is successful and any issues are identified quickly to ensure a long-term, successful match.

If your company does business in the Washington, DC region and is ready to explore working with a staffing firm, please contact us today to discuss your needs. &

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