Behind the Scenes of a Recruiting Firm

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September 26, 2012


We thought it might be helpful for those of you who have never worked with a recruiter and may be considering hiring one for an open position, to learn a little bit more about our process. So we’d like to answer a few questions about how our recruiting firm works:

Who are we? That’s Good HR is an Indianapolis staffing firm that helps companies fill open positions in fields like accounting, finance, HR, and administrative positions. We hire for temporary, temp-to-hire, contract and executive positions.

How does the hiring process work? Typically, a company in our market (our client base is mainly Indianapolis but we also serve clients in other states) identifies their need for a specific position. The options for this position usually fit one of the following categories:

  • Temporary positions (for a company’s short-term or seasonal employment needs)
  • Contract positions (for a project or positions they want to try before they make a hire)
  • A permanent position (full-time employee or executive search)

The client calls us and gives us the “job order,” which can include anything from the job description to the candidate requirements, location, work hours, etc.

Armed with all of the necessary information, our team at That’s Good HR places job listings on behalf of the client, and then go out to match up the client’s needs with the candidates in our database. We begin calling and contacting candidates immediately upon receipt of the job order. 

How do you find candidates? That’s Good HR fills our database through participating in job fairs as well as interviewing and recruiting potential candidates on a daily basis. We are constantly updating our records, adding new candidates every day. If we meet a candidate who is a great fit for one of our client positions, we set up a screening and interviewing process, which we hope will culminate in a successful hire.

What about temporary jobs? For our temporary or contract positions (which are the bulk of our Indianapolis jobs), That’s Good HR also hires the candidate on behalf of the client. This means that we handle all of the employment paperwork, including the W-2s and payroll, and the client is actually an employee of That’s Good HR. We send the client to work at the client site, and if the client wants to end the position for any reason, they simply call us, and we take care of the communication and paperwork with the employee on behalf of the client. In this case, we serve as an outsourced HR function for our Indianapolis clients.

So there you have it – a behind-the-scenes look at how That’s Good HR operates. Let us know if we can help you with any of your temporary or permanent staffing needs.