Blog

Temp Staffing & Recruiting 101: How TriStarr Staffing in Lancaster finds the right candidate for the job – guaranteed.

Posted by Scott Fiore on January 24, 2020

The problem is simple. You have a vacant position in your company, and you need to fill it fast. Ask yourself, do you have the time to do it and do it, right? Many companies are convinced they can hire the right candidate for their company because they know what they’re looking for. The question is, do they have the ability to recruit the right candidate? Finding the right person with the right set of skills and cultural fit is often challenging. It’s made even harder in today’s economy because there are fewer candidates to choose from in part because of low unemployment rates.

We’re often asked, what’s the key to finding the right hire? Is there a secret to finding the right fit for the job? At TriStarr we use a simple three-step process to help us sift through a large selection of candidates and find the best ones for a particular job.

Step 1. Always be looking

To find the right people, it helps to be looking continually. If you have the resources to find candidates and review resumes for qualifications on a regular basis, you will have access to many more good options. Recruiters like us are posting job openings daily not only on our website but also on social media like LinkedIn, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter. Many of these platforms have made it easy for any company to upload and post a job. The tough part is carving out time to evaluate each application as they fill your inbox. At TriStarr, we carefully scrutinize each application and prioritize a potential placement based on the preliminary information received from the applicant and we pass along only the most qualified candidates to our clients.

Step 2. Build your network

Over time it is possible to build a network of potential employees by continually screening for candidates. At TriStarr temp staffing and recruiting in Lancaster, we have built an extensive database of over 1,000 pre-screened candidates. This qualified pool of people has a wide range of skills to fill many positions within the clerical, administrative, IT and data entry fields. Applicants go through the initial screening process, and they are assessed for their relevant skills and are placed in current job openings. Or they are placed into our system for future job openings. Recruits that are in the system, whether temp or permanent are also given an additional incentive through TriStarr’s referral program. If a current or former applicant refers someone to us and that individual is hired, the referring person receives a gift card. Continuing to build our network of qualified candidates is key and this referral program helps bring us candidates we might not have found in other ways.

3. Evaluate and prepare your prospects

The last and final step of the hiring and recruiting process is in the evaluation. We recommend that you take each application and carefully screen for past work history and experience. If you can, give each applicant a skills assessment to understand how quickly they learn and to determine their base knowledge of current software and applications.

With culture and fit being a hot topic in corporate conversation, at TrisStarr we give each candidate a behavioral assessment to determine the type of work environment that would be most suitable. For example, we can evaluate if a candidate works best in a team environment or alone in a quieter setting.

On the flip side, we visit with our clients to see the work environment first-hand. This allows us to assess the pace, culture and tone of their business. It helps to ensure a proper fit for our candidate and our client.

If you are a business owner or manager and would like to learn more about how TriStarr can assist with recruiting in  temp staffing in Lancaster, PAadministrative staffing or professional and IT staffing, click on our links for more information. If you are looking for a temporary or permanent position click here to apply online.

TriStarr is a Lancaster recruitment, staffing, and consulting agency providing temporary and permanent staffing solutions for clients in Lebanon, Harrisburg, Hershey, York, and Reading. Contact us online or call us at (717) 560-2111.