Specialty Retail Staffing

Identification

A retail staffing service such as JBC & Associates specializes in:

  • Placing employees in retail positions, ranging from clothing stores to big-box retailers and everything in between.
  • Improving the efficiency of operations and reducing the cost of staffing.
  • Preparing businesses for peak seasons and opening pop-up stores.

Benefits

The benefits of using a retail staffing service are numerous to the retailers that take advantage of such services:

  • Get experienced employees that understand the value of customer service as well as the importance of making sales goals.
  • Ensure that your staff are already screened and assessed by the staffing firm.
  • Solve the problem of being short-staffed and negatively impacting sales during peak seasons.
  • Fill up positions immediately on short notice.

Common Misconceptions

One of the most widespread misconceptions about hiring a staffing agency is that it’s just too expensive to be worth it. Why pay extra in recruiting fees when you could just hire someone yourself? You might think you’re saving money up front, but in the long run, using a staffing agency might end up saving your company money.

The other common myth about staffing firms involves the quality of their employees. Some companies may believe that workers who come through staffing agencies are only there because they couldn’t get hired anywhere else. That’s not necessarily the case — in fact, temporary employees are often overqualified for the jobs they’re doing.

Be Clear About Your Needs

Good staffing companies want to help you find the best workers for your organization, and they won’t be able to do that if you don’t communicate clearly and thoroughly about your company, your position and the type of person you want for the job.

Maintain a Good Relationship

It may take some trial and error to find the right staffing company for your business, but once you’ve found one that provides high-quality service and high-quality workers, stick with it.