4 Reasons to Use a Boutique Staffing Agency

Jun 30, 2016 | Uncategorized

When you need to pick up a pack of generic pens, when any old pen will do, you stop at a big box shop like Walgreens or Walmart. But when you have something special to affix your signature to, you want an ink pen with class, like a Mont Blanc.

Believe it or not, staffing agencies work in a similar way. When you need to fill a generic job where just about any warm body will do, a large recruiting firm is a definite in-and-out option. However, when you have a specialty job, a niche market or a project that requires specific training, a boutique staffing agency could be a better way to go.

Boutique staffing agencies emphasize building relationships. They work more closely with clients, focusing on the quality of placements, not the quantity. Larger firms take a shotgun approach, reaching a wider audience, but resulting in billable hours spent parsing through resume after resume. Boutique firms take the time to get to know their clients and their candidates so they only have to reach out to a small pool of highly qualified candidates to find the right one. Using a boutique firm creates critical advantages that can really make the most out of your investment.


4 Reasons to Use a Boutique Staffing Agency

  • Personalized attention: With a boutique firm, you won’t find layer after layer of recruiters and project managers. Since they are smaller and more personal, you will typically deal directly with the person in charge of your project. These elite recruiters have years of experience that put them in touch with the needs of your company and the needs of your industry.
  • Access to high-quality candidates: The talent pool at boutique firms boasts highly trained temporary, permanent and temp-to-hire workers. These candidates are rigorously pre-screened, including interviews and assessments. They typically have established relationships with the firm and are proven to be reliable, hard working skilled professionals.
  • More meaningful interactions: At a boutique firm, communication is key. Since you don’t have to cut your way through a jungle of middle management and entry-level workers, you get more opportunities to engage in a thoughtful, intellectual manner. Your insights and honesty are not only listened to – they are encouraged.
  • Specialization in your field: Need a candidate with special technical training? Maybe you need a staffing firm with in-depth knowledge of your industry to help develop a specialized recruiting plan? That’s the number-one beauty of a boutique firm – just like you, they have a niche, and that niche is you. By narrowing in on specific fields, boutique firms understand the nuances of your industry.

When a position or a project needs immediate attention, a staffing firm can swoop in and save the day. Larger firms take a generalist approach, while boutique firms are specially equipped to meet the demands of smaller and specialty businesses. Terry Neese Personnel takes that specialization to heart. Since 1975, we have helped industry-specific businesses, like law firms and legal teams, find success in recruiting. We have also helped bring talent to:

  • Small businesses with limited staff.
  • Firms that need more personalized attention.
  • Businesses that need specially trained talent.
  • Urgent hire situations that need a qualified candidate right away.

Do you need a staffing firm with a finger on the pulse of your size and field? Are you looking for ways to improve productivity but lack the time to search for new talent? Give Terry Neese Personnel a call. We can help you strategize for your future.