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In today's busy workplace environment, nearly everyone is pressed for time. If your head is spinning with projects and you want to make sure you find the right candidate for a particular job, consider hiring an agency to do it for you. Agencies already have access to a pool of talent, and they can often find a great match--giving you some room to breathe.
Agencies help by taking care of the details, so you won't have to use your precious time writing a freelance artist job description or want ad for applicants. The agency will cover most of the groundwork, and the best ones will make sure they know what you are looking for--specifically. Each organization operates a little differently, so be sure to talk with them about their screening and hiring process to make sure you fully understand their services.
Make sure that if you do hire an agency, that you know they will be working hard for you to find the right person for the job. How can you do that? Ask for references from satisfied clients, or talk with a representative from the agency about how their process works, and what the time-frame is that you can expect to wait. Make sure to let them know any specifics you need, and they will be well-equipped to handle the job hunt for you. Most of all, make sure you feel that you are being treated with the care and attention that you deserve, and that you are comfortable with the agency you select.