One of the reasons that most people are afraid of hiring a staffing agency is because they believe that we don’t understand your business. In a nutshell, it’s just a misconception. If we work with you, it’s a partnership and we work to understand your company, the culture, and what you’re really looking for outside of the job description.
We Understand Your Company
While we may not be in your business each and every day, we get to know it. We’ll do research on the equipment that you have, the typical work that you do, etc. We’ll also try to get all of our recruiters to your facility so that they can see the work environment, processes, and get an idea of what someone would be doing at your company. We make it our business to understand so that we don’t completely miss the mark when we send you someone. Will we get it right each and every time? No, but we won’t send someone who wouldn’t have potential.
We Understand Your Culture
Another thing that we’ll work to understand is your company’s culture. If you let us know if you’re a very tight knit group or prefer your space, that helps us find the perfect fit. Culture is increasingly important in today’s job market. It’s an employee’s market, and they can pick and choose based on culture alone. We’ll also get an opportunity to glimpse at your work culture during the site visit as well. We understand how important culture is, and we’re willing to protect it.
We Understand What’s Between the Lines
We know that every detail won’t lie in the job description or the company culture. It covers a majority of it, but sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you’ve met with what you thought would work and weren’t impressed. When you give us details in your feedback after you meet with candidates we send you, it helps us immensely. We get to know even more about what you’re looking for based on what you didn’t like or thought was missing from someone else. The opposite is true as well. If we send you the perfect person and you need multiple after that, we know exactly what to look for.
We may not be a part of your company directly, but we’ll be your partner. Through getting to know what you do at your company, job descriptions, and feedback after you meet with our candidates, we begin to understand more and more about you and your company. We pay attention, and we’ll work to find you exactly what you’re looking for through our Four Dimensional Matching process.
Written By: Sarah Poore
I could paint you a hundred different pictures of you searching for employees. It could be that your best employee quits leaving you and your team in turmoil, or you’re spending hours trying to fill a position when you’re not getting your job done. It all can be handled the same way in the end. Partner with a staffing company to help you achieve your goals and stay focused on what you need to worry about most.
It’s Not as Expensive as You Think
We hear it all the time. “Staffing agencies are too expensive.” In reality, partnering with a staffing agency would save you money. We’ll definitely save you time. It’s more expensive when you try to take the time to fill positions yourself. You may think that it’s easy, but when you’re knee deep in resumes and have to weed out unqualified applicants, you’ll find that you’ve already taken a day just to pick your top 20. Now you have to go through those and figure out who you really want to bring in for an interview. And by the time you’ve made those calls, we’re at the end of another day. Getting all of them interviewed and then figuring out who was the best can take weeks, and you may not have that. That’s not even mentioning how much we can save you in the event that you chose the wrong person for the job!
Our Process Works
Let’s look at that same situation now from the perspective of someone who is working with a staffing agency. You pick up the phone and let us know what position you need filled. You go about your normal day, we let you know that we have someone who would be a good fit for the spot, and you pick a time to interview them. It’s really that simple. Your time is valuable, and any time spent away from building a better business can be a missed opportunity. We utilize Four Dimensional Matching to find the best fit for your position and the best fit for our candidate. This method has led to 200 permanent placements in the last year alone. We find the right hire so that you don’t have to worry about the costs of hiring the wrong person.
What are You Waiting For?
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call Barracuda Staffing today to see how we can help your business! If you find that staffing just isn’t right for you right now, we also have business consulting services and payroll services to assist you in growing and protecting your business. When we say it’s better with Barracuda, we mean it.
Written By: Sarah Poore
The notion that Barracuda Staffing exclusively staffs for blue collar workers is a myth. In the past, we primarily focused on the manufacturing industry while accepting other industries as well, but we are quickly expanding into many other industries such as administrative, accounting, medical, business management, information technology, and more. We may have a reputation for being the best for blue collar staffing agency, but I’m here to tell that we will be the best for any industry.
Our process has resulted in lower turnover for our clients and a higher job satisfaction for our contractors. We have an outstanding record of permanent placements with our clients because we work tirelessly to find the right fit, and not just the quickest fill – and we think that is something to celebrate!
We believe our hard work and determination to our company, our candidates, and our clients has helped us achieve a solid foundation. With the implementation of our Four Dimensional Matching process, we were able to scale across all industries and skill levels. Our 4D Matching goes hand and hand with our success in staffing for any position. We focus on the client’s immediate needs, the candidate’s immediate needs, the client’s long-term goals, and the candidate’s long-term goals. It’s difficult to be successful when you’re only keeping one party in mind.
We’ve conquered staffing, so what more is there here at Barracuda? Not only do we provide staffing, but we’ve taken a step back and looked at the bigger picture. We created a full workforce solution here with staffing, payroll, and consulting services headed up by our very own internal staff. The same dedicated staff you get when you come for staffing, you get when you sign on for payroll or consulting. We strive to always be the best for our clients.
We believe in giving you the best value, which is why some of our employees have obtained PHR and SHRM certifications, just to name a few, in order to support and continue to develop our consulting, payroll, and staffing services. We’re all about developing new and exciting processes, maintaining great relationships, expanding our mindset, and supporting our growing community. So yeah, Barracuda staffs for blue collar, but we have so much more to offer.
Written By: Ali Teague
There is a belief that all staffing companies operate the same. However, at Barracuda Staffing we do things a lot differently than other agencies do. We believe in finding the right candidate for the right job at the right Client. Here are just a few ways we operate to make us stand out from other agencies.
- We focus on long term, permanent placement. We do not rush the process if not necessary in order to find the clients the right candidates, and the candidates the right position.
- We believe in providing the best customer service to our clients and candidates. Whether it being going that extra step in answering an email after hours, helping a candidate create a resume, or visiting a client location to get an idea of the environment to better detail to a potential candidate. Customer Service is important to us.
- While most agencies offer temporary assignments, our goal is to find our clients candidates that will last long term.
- Our company has a culture like none other and every one of our team members truly enjoys this industry and receiving feedback from clients on candidates we have placed out there.
If there is ever a question on why to choose Barracuda Staffing when there are other agencies. We believe in going above and beyond in all that we do. We are always more than happy to speak with you on what we can do for your company.
Written By: Brandy Aab
It is true. Staffing Agencies have a bad reputation. Bad reputations are derived from Candidates and Clients not getting what they are looking for, not being heard, not being well represented, and all together bad relationships being formed. Barracuda Staffing was born out of the ashes of such bad reputations in Tulsa during a time when the economy was everything but profitable. Kevin Burr, the CEO of Barracuda Staffing, had been in staffing for several years in the front lines of a war going on in the Tulsa market. He realized the struggles both job seekers and companies looking for talent were dealing with by all marks being missed on several levels. He decided to create a company that would not only address those frustrations but eliminate them.
Barracuda Staffing has managed to continually grow because of Mr. Burr’s vision to create an agency that listens, cares, goes above and beyond, and ultimately delivers the desired results. Barracuda has a four dimensional matching process that when executed to the fullest capacity produces award winning relationships that last. Let’s take a look at the four categories that are outlined in the recruiting process to reach those relationships.
- Client’s Immediate Needs – Barracuda understands what the client’s needs are in the short term. Once there is a need and an order placed at Barracuda the entire company is notified of the new order. Barracuda is ready to fill the order but We have just begun…
- Candidate’s Immediate Needs – Barracuda finds matching candidates to an open order as an easy task. We take a look at a candidate’s skills and what they want immediately from a position and do our best to place them. But we don’t stop there…
- Client’s Long Term Goals – We take matchmaking a step further to look at what our client would want the candidate we send to do in the long term. It is important that we grasp what our clients expect from employees beyond the immediate need. We still do not stop there…
- Candidate’s Long Term Goals – We take the time to figure out what our candidates want in six months, a year, or longer. Our goal is to make lasting placements that match up with all of the candidates’ and clients’ needs.
With the Four Dimensional Matching strategy in place with talented recruiters to execute it, Barracuda has evolved the staffing industry to find perfect matches as opposed to warm bodies to fill a position. Don’t just take our word for it though. Check out Barracuda Staffing’s reviews on Google!
Written By: Nicole Fergerson