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“Shopping” For Employees in Florida

Shopping For Employees

Try before you buy… in the workplace.

Did you know that by working with a staffing agency you can try a candidate out for a short period of time, essentially the equivalent of taking a car for a test drive?

With a leading Florida staffing agency, like HH Staffing, you can quite literally go shopping for employees.

Save Money

Some studies (i.e. SHMR) estimate that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs them anywhere from 6 to 9 months’ salary on average. For reference, for a manager making $40,000 a year, that’s $20,000 to $30,000 in recruiting and training expenses. Yikes!

However, others predict the cost is even higher. Losing a salaried employee can cost as much as 2x their annual salary, especially for a high-earner or executive level employee.

When working with a staffing agency, you may review and interview as many candidates as you see fit with no charge to you. Your company does not have to pay unless you find a candidate who fits your qualifications.

Additionally, the employee gets to try you out as well. It would be a shame to go through the entire hiring and training process only to have them quit shortly thereafter. That would be a waste of time and money for everyone involved.


Save Time

Partnering with an employment agency gives employers the chance to observe how a prospective candidate works and interacts with others, and learn things you might not necessarily get from an interview. You can gauge if a candidate is a good fit for your business. During a temp assignment you should be able to tell pretty easily if the candidate “gets it” or not.

The candidates provided to you have already had background checks, they have been screened by expert recruiters, and skill assessed for the appropriate industry. Candidates are handpicked and recommended based on the recruiter’s knowledge and understanding of your work culture.

To get the best experience from a staffing agency it is important to communicate with your recruiter. A mutual understanding of what is needed will speed up the process and help it to go more smoothly. Employment agencies will do a majority of the tedious work for you, but it is essential to give your recruiter feedback in a timely fashion, so they can successfully choose the candidate that best fits your needs.


For more information regarding our staffing services, please visit our website. We also enjoy interacting with our clients via social media, so be sure to check us out on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.