Staffing can be a time-consuming and expensive aspect of running a business. Particularly in smaller companies, it can seem as though human resources personnel are spending the majority of their time onboarding new employees. It can then be particularly beneficial for these companies to outsource their hiring needs to a staffing agency. Whether you are looking to bring on full-time employees, or you are merely in need of temporary assistance, a temporary staffing agency can easily fill these vacancies for you. If you have never used a staffing agency before, here are just a few of the ways in which doing so could benefit your company.
As we previously hinted at, hiring can be an extremely time-consuming process. From advertising positions to weeding through applications and conducting interviews, the recruitment process can be a drain on your company. This can be particularly true for smaller companies who do not have as much experience with the hiring process and may not know where to look for talented candidates. This is where a staffing firm can be of particular value. By allowing a staffing agency to take care of your hiring needs for you, you can free up time that you can then reinvest in your core business. Staffing agencies can also fill positions much quicker than you would be able to on your own as they often have a wide network of skilled talent who they can choose from to fill positions in your company.
One of the primary reasons businesses choose to enlist the help of a staffing agency is to save money. When a business outsources the hiring process, they no longer have to deal will the expenses involved in advertising new positions, performing background checks on potential candidates, and testing new-hires, which can represent significant savings. Additionally, your company will not be responsible for the payroll or benefits of new hires during the time in which they are employed by the staffing agency. Outsourcing the hiring process may also allow you to downsize your human resources department, further reducing your expenses.
You would never buy a car without test driving it first. Yet, when bringing on new employees you often have to make a commitment to them without knowing for certain whether they will be a good fit for your company. One of the benefits of using a staffing agency is that you can bring recruits on as temporary employees initially, giving you time to determine their abilities before offering to bring them on permanently. If they end up not meeting your expectations, you can easily let them go and bring on a new temporary hire.
The fact is that staffing agencies specialize in finding talented candidates for open positions. This means that they often have a higher level of expertise than your human resources staff. They have the knowledge and experience required to find the right candidates for the positions you are filling. Additionally, with their superior network of connections, they are better suited to find you the best candidate that will work well with your company. This can help to reduce your turnover rates and give you a better chance of finding the most skilled person for the job on the first try, reducing the risk that is often involved in hiring new staff.
Staffing can be a time-consuming and expensive process for any business. Allowing a staffing agency to take care of your hiring needs for you can make the process of bringing on new employees much less stressful. Contact us to learn more about how your company could benefit by enlisting the help of a staffing agency.