The Benefits of Using A Staffing Company
Depending on the situation – a former employee leaves on short notice,
you're overloaded with job applicants, the hiring process is taking
longer than anticipated – it can be difficult for employers to fill
an open position. Hiring processes can drag on for months. Not only
does this discourage your staff, but it also discourages applicants.
Despite this, many employers won't even consider the support of a
staffing company because of cost.
Employers, it is important to weigh the cost of using a staffing agency
versus the cost of an unfit employee. You may actually find the cost worth
your time. Still unsure? Here are a few reasons why using a staffing company
is more beneficial in the long run:
An Efficient Hiring Process
Instead of trying to weed through hundreds of resumes and applications,
staffing companies can do all that grunt work for you. Great staffing
companies can find well-suited candidates pretty quickly. Posting on
popular websites can produce a lot of unqualified applicants. Staffing
companies will only contact the most appropriate people to screen before
they turn them over to employers to interview.
Avoid Long Term Bad Hires
Employers can evaluate the performance of temporary employees before
hiring them full time. Through staffing agencies, they can find great
employees to work temporarily or even directly. Sure, employees may
have the education and personality for the company, but sometimes they
aren't a culture fit. That initial testing period can really show you
if you want this person at your company long term.
You Can Stay Productive
If you go weeks to months without filling a position, you're probably
making slow progress on projects. You might be delegating extra tasks
to staff members in the meantime – who could be a little overwhelmed.
As a result, mistakes and loss of productivity can happen easily.
Broader Recruitment Search
Staffing agencies have a large network of clients and talent that
they can tap into. They specialize in researching the right industry
groups to target and where to find the best candidates. This is what
they're made for. Their knowledge of the job search game makes it much
easier and faster for them to match the right people to their perfect