a woman wearing a white blazer shakes hands with a man wearing a charcoal grey jacketYour company is growing, your current employees are juggling more work than ever, and you’re thinking about hiring some new staff. But the prospect of searching for new people, scheduling and conducting interviews, and doing necessary background checks seems like more work than anyone on your team can handle right now – including you! Hiring a new employee is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when it comes to running your business. It’s also a time-consuming endeavor where you definitely don’t want to cut corners. Fortunately, as a leading Washington DC staffing firm, Contemporaries can work with you every step of the way to find the best permanent hire for your unique needs and company culture. Here are some of the ways we can help:

Figuring out what you need in a new hire. It’s important to take time to determine exactly what you’re looking for a new employee. Considering questions like skill-set, responsibilities, hours expected to work, and compensation are important and prevent bringing someone on board who isn’t the right fit.

Finding candidates. This step can be tricky and takes careful planning. We can work with you to draft a well-crafted job description that clearly outlines the position and the necessary qualifications. We’ll then advertise the position in the right way and the right places to attract experienced talent.

Reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates. This is where a lot of employers start to throw in the towel. Trudging through resumes, scheduling interviews, and conducting interviews (sometimes multiple times!) takes a lot of time and effort. Contemporaries does the grunt work for you by identifying qualified candidates, screening them, and providing you with a short list of people with the right skill set.

Screening candidates. Once you’ve identified a strong candidate, it’s time to dig a little deeper. This is an important step that may go overlooked due to time constraints but skipping it can result in a costly mistake. We meet with candidates in person, we get a better understanding of some of the things that you can’t see on a resume – intangibles such as professionalism, attire, punctuality and communication. In fact, we can take care of every step of the screening process, so you know you’re extending an offer to the ideal candidate.

Everyone wants to hire the best employees possible, but finding the right person for a particular job requires an effective strategy. Making the wrong choice is costly in terms of both time and money. Finding, interviewing, and hiring well-qualified candidates is the backbone of our business. Call Contemporaries today and let’s get started finding the best staff for your open positions.