How Staffing Agencies Can Help You Avoid Bad Hires

Hiring managers at organizations usually make their hiring decisions based on the candidate’s resume, a short in-person interview, references, and some internet research. However, these safeguards simply aren’t enough to hire the right candidate for your organization. This leads to bad hires that put an organization’s reputation at risk and end up wasting its precious time and resources. It’s essential to anticipate how well the new hires will fit in with your organization and that requires a lot of work and experience with hiring.

That’s where staffing agencies come into the picture. They have the right skills, tools, experience, and connections to help you avoid bad hires. That’s because these agencies have a single goal - staffing and finding the right fit for your organization. Here’s how staffing agencies can help you avoid bad hires -

Extensive screening

Staffing agencies are in the business of finding the right candidates for organizations. They have extensive experience in hiring and matching your requirements as they do it every day. Their teams are also seasoned recruiters with plenty of experience and knowledge of hiring.

They’re also constantly in sync with the industry trends and are adept at finding the right person for a position. They know what questions to ask, how to accurately interpret a candidate’s answers and how to identify red flags. They do an extensive screening and follow up on a candidate’s resume, portfolio, references, and contacts to figure out whether they are the best fit for your business.

Tests and standardized interview processes

More often than not, reviewing resumes isn’t enough to gauge a candidate’s skill sets. Staffing agencies can conduct tests to assess a candidate’s knowledge, skills, character, and personality. These tests effectively weed out the bad candidates.

Standardized interviews consisting of the right questions regarding skills and job requirements, work culture and business objectives are also critical to hiring the right people for the job. Staffing agencies have standardized interview processes based on their experience and the industry trends that will help compare the candidates to see which ones are a better fit for your organization.


Good staffing agencies have widespread networks across various sectors and they tap into this network often to help organizations with their staffing requirements. They use their networks to build a list of pre-vetted pool of highly qualified candidates. This helps you find the best candidate with the right education, expertise, skill sets, and values that your business needs.

Bad hires are bad for business. That’s why investing in a good staffing agency will help you avoid the risk and cost of bad hires.

By partnering with International Manpower Resources, you can get help to find the right talent for your organization.

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