The 6 Essential Steps of the Employee Staffing Process

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Follow these steps of the employee staffing process to find the best new employees.

No matter what industry you are in, a frequent challenge is acquiring the staff you need. If you often find yourself frustrated with your staffing, you may want to consider revising your employee staffing process. With a sound process in place, you will spend less time and energy searching for new employees and more time getting work done. Working with a staffing agency is one particular way to improve your employee staffing process, as we can take care of a bulk of the staffing tasks. Read on for an example of the essential steps in the staffing process. 

Assess Employment Needs

Based on the work that needs to be done, you should be able to estimate your staffing requirements. You can figure this out by conducting a workforce analysis, which assesses the existing abilities of the current employees, what may be missing, and how many employees are needed to fill this void. 

Recruitment

Once you know what you are looking for, it is time to search for the best candidates. You can streamline the recruitment process by working with a staffing agency. The agency will advertise your positions to employees in its extensive network and then comb through applications to find the best candidates. 

Employee Selection 

After finding the candidates you are interested in, it is time to select the best employees for the job. Your staffing agency can also help you with this step of the employee staffing process. The interview and selection process can often be time-consuming, so it is especially useful to have a staffing agency on hand to do the following: 

  • Perform a preliminary screening
  • Conduct an interview
  • Do reference and background checks
  • Select the employee to hire
  • Conduct drug testing and other necessary medical tests
  • Make the job offer
  • Set up the employment contract 

Placement and Orientation

Once an employee joins your company, the employee staffing process continues by incorporating the new individual into your workforce. The onboarding process begins with informing the employee about the company and the following information: 

  • The job they will be conducting
  • The jobs around them others will be doing
  • The nature of the products being produced
  • Policies and rules

Training and Development

Once the employee is informed of company policies and their role within the company, it is time to train them for their new role. This step of the employee staffing process should be organized and thorough. With a carefully planned out training, an employee will be ready to do their job. 

Performance Appraisal 

The final step in the employee staffing process is to assess the new employee’s performance. Good feedback lets the employee know both what they are doing right, and where they can improve. This gives the new employee a chance to fix mistakes, and to feel a sense of accomplishment within their role. 

By following the steps in the employee staffing process, you can ensure that you will attract and recruit a valuable and talented staff. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. 

First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.