It can be difficult for companies to find qualified people. All too often, the person they hire does not meet their needs sufficiently. This exercise in futility wastes time, money and productivity.
It’s no surprise that a growing number of businesses are turning to staffing agencies to fill their hiring needs. These agencies have the experience, expertise and resources to recruit and hire the best talent for your team.
There are many reasons staffing firms make good business sense. Here are the top five:
You’ll spend much less time on hiring
You’re good at what you do, so the more time you can devote to it, the better off your business will be. The agency does the time-consuming tasks of looking for and evaluating candidates, while you are left to review the shortlist, interview them, and choose the most suitable one.
You’ll be selecting from the most qualified candidates
Staffing agencies can find the best candidates because they know your industry and make it a point to understand your particular company. They use their resources to find people with the job skills you require and conduct interviews to determine if they are also the right fit for your company’s culture.
You’ll spend less money on the hiring process
While many companies believe that hiring agencies are too expensive for their budget, the truth is that agencies can save you money over trying to hire on your own.
For example, when you hire someone, you invest in training and dedicate some of your workers to help the new hire get up and running. If that person doesn’t work out, you’ve wasted time and money, and you’re left to start the process from the beginning.
Staffing agencies scrutinize each candidate before they recommend them to you. You end up with a candidate that’s more likely to be the fit and on that will start being productive much more quickly.
You’ll get new hires faster
You have a lot to do each day, and you can’t be spending all your time searching for a new worker. On the other hand, staffing agencies dedicate all of their time to finding your next employee. As a result, they will find someone to bring onboard much faster than you could as you spend your time among your various duties.
The agencies can help you with a temporary worker
If you’re in a jam with your latest important project, you might only need help for a few weeks or months. A hiring agency can provide you with the temporary assistance you need to see the project through to completion.
Perhaps you would like to bring someone into your company and see how they work out. In that case, the agency can supply you with a temp-to-hire employee so you can determine if they are the right fit before hiring them full-time.
Unfortunately, many employers avoid using staffing agencies because they believe the cost is prohibitive when just the opposite is true. Instead, they should be looking at the costs of lost opportunities, bad hires, and the expense of searching for a candidate on their own. Contact Select Staff today to learn how we can help you.