Clayton Services, a leading staffing agency in Houston, realizes that many people currently hold a negative opinion about staffing companies. We hear about it and see it everyday at Clayton Services. Our staffing specialists speak with dozens of candidates that have little interest in working with a staffing company to find employment because of a bad experience they’ve had within the industry. Our sales representatives are frequently frowned upon in the sales field once they say the words ‘staffing company’.
So why has the staffing industry developed such a bad reputation in candidate’s and client’s eyes? In our opinion, this reputation has been created by staffing companies doing business with only one goal in mind, the bottom line. When focusing only on the bottom line, staffing companies have neglected candidates and clients alike by under delivering on promises and unfulfilling expectations.
This singular focus on the bottom line is seen in overly aggressive recruiters and sales representatives that are prominent fixtures within the staffing industry today. To their defense, most recruiters and sales representatives have unrealistic quotas they must meet each day, week, month and year. The pressure that these recruiters and sales representative face can cause them to take the human element out of their job. Their thinking shifts from helping a candidate or client reach their goals to meeting their own 'numbers'.
As a candidate, you must be aware that you may just be another 'number' on your recruiters' interview sheet. When selecting a staffing company to work with, you need to ask good questions about the position you’re being called for. If your recruiter is being hesitant or misleading about the details of the position this is usually a tell-tale sign that you are just another 'number' to help that recruiter meet their weekly interview quota.
As a client, you may be working with a staffing company that does not have your best interests in mind, if they are consistently sending you candidates that are not qualified for the position you have available. This is often a result of a staffing company just wanting to fill your order as quickly as possible (for billing purposes) instead of taking the time to find the ideal candidate for your company.
These things can be avoided if you are working with a staffing company that understands this business is about much more than just the bottom line. Clayton Services’ staffing specialists and sales representatives value relationships that are built on trust, honesty and hard work. At Clayton Services, we realize that if we help our candidates and clients reach their goals that we are going to reach ours too. We do this by matching our candidates with job opportunities at our client companies that put them in the best possible situation to be successful. When a candidate is placed in an ideal position they are able to thrive because they are more productive, efficient and satisfied. As a result, our clients are pleased because they now have a invaluable asset for their company (a qualified, hardworking and productive employee).
At Clayton Services, we are fortunate to work with leading companies in the Greater Houston area that understand it’s not always about how fast we can fill an order but rather about how strong of a candidate we can send them. We understand that we will not be able to find everyone we speak to a job or fill every job order we get, but we will be honest with you and let you know one way or another if we can help you achieve your goals.
Clayton Services is attempting to fix the reputation of the staffing industry one candidate and one client at a time. If you are tired of just being another 'number' to the recruiter or sales representative you are currently working with, call Clayton Services to experience the best service the staffing industry has to offer in the Houston area!
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