Why Local Matters: Benefits of Working with a Smaller Firm

When it comes to partnering with a staffing firm to help with filling your roles, your options are virtually endless. From large nationwide agencies to the small, mom-and-pop-shop-sized firms, it can be a bit overwhelming figuring out who to partner with.

This is why we suggest using the “buy local” mentality. We’re sure you’ve heard the phrase before, from purchasing eggs from a local farmer or shopping at a local boutique that is helping give back to the community you live in. This phrase extends far beyond the retail sphere and can apply to the services you use in your personal and professional life, including the staffing firm you decide to partner with for your hiring needs.

So, why might you consider working with a local staffing firm?

You get personalized attention.

Similar to all local businesses, you are much more likely to receive specialized care and attention than you would with a larger corporation. This is also important to keep in mind when you are selecting a staffing firm to work with — do you want to partner with a large company that needs to attend to hundreds of different clients every day, or a smaller firm who has a handful of clients that they can give their full attention to?

Q Consulting’s foundation was built upon putting our people first, so even as we add clients, we always make sure that we are maintaining the highest caliber of attention and quality for every client. By building authentic, genuine partnerships, our clients and consultants know that we are always looking out for their best interest and supporting them throughout the entire hiring process. These minor yet meaningful details are what make all the difference.

You get local expertise.

When you work with a local staffing firm in your area, you are working with folks that live, work, and play in the same city where you are hiring. This gives them a leg up from large, nation-wide companies, as they have exceptional insight into the local market’s specific weaknesses and strengths. They know all about the benefits and pitfalls of working in the city you are hiring in and will be able to provide you with invaluable information during the hiring process. For example, Q Consulting is a Minneapolis-based consultant staffing firm specializing in IT, Management, and Digital Marketing roles. Many of our team members were born and raised in the area and know it like the back of our hands. With a thorough knowledge of the local market, smaller firms like us provide our clients with insights and trends we see work with each and every day.

You get a specialized team.

Many national staffing agencies recruit within multiple business industries. With smaller businesses, however, the focus is usually on a few key markets. In our case at Q Consulting, we specialize in IT, Management, Creative, and Digital Marketing roles. We are incredibly familiar with these types of roles, knowing the key skills, qualifications, and experience that are important to various positions within each of those industries. Our local knowledge also allows us to understand the availability of certain skill sets that are available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This, in turn, allows our clients to find the talent they are looking for much faster and more efficiently than they would with a larger recruiting agency.

You get a true staffing partner.

With a smaller client load, it is much easier for local staffing firms to give their partners the attention and care that they are working with them in the first place for. When you work with a local firm like Q Consulting, you are getting a team who has your back from our initial phone call. Our goal is to get to know exactly what you and your company are looking for, your goals, and culture, so that whenever you have an open role available, we know exactly the type of candidates you are searching for.

In sum, supporting your homegrown talent and local economy by working with the recruitment firms that live and work where you are hiring comes with many benefits. Interested in partnering with Q Consulting of Minneapolis for your hiring needs? Don’t be a stranger — give us a call today and let’s see if we would be a good fit!