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How Would You Change the Staffing Industry? Recruiting Pros Share Their Answers

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The staffing industry is incredible, unique, and far from perfect. Even if you love the staffing industry, there are probably some things you’d like to change. We asked over 1400 staffing professionals to share what they would change about the industry to make it a better place to work, conduct business, and do good. These are the themes that appeared most consistently:

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How Would You Change the Staffing Industry?

The majority of staffing pros don’t measure candidate satisfaction or have no formal method for implementing it into their business. But those that do have found it to be an essential way to better their business. Here are some of their best responses:

More ethical recruitment practices, and more educated recruiters
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Make other firms understand the ramifications to the industry when they offer rock bottom fees.
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Try to get rid of the dishonest vendors and practices in the market.
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Get companies to see that recruitment isn't a necessary evil. It's necessary, but it isn't evil.
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Eliminate contingent work.
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Focus on building relationships instead of just depending on SMS or messages on social media.
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Get rid of negative attitudes towards agencies and implement partner models.
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Improve the way we interview. Formal meetings don't work. They need to be more dynamic and agile.
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More stringent guidelines for new companies getting started.
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Gender equality, workplace education, and pathways within education department to ensure readiness for young people.
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Less jackasses in the business.
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Want more insight on the trends, priorities, and challenges staffing pros say they face? Read the full report and learn more about the opportunity and obstacles impacting staffing firms.

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