Recruiting is often a tricky business, that much is certain. It can be incredibly rewarding when the right candidate is found, but the actual search for a candidate can often be draining for higher managers.
In a recent survey, 60% of hiring managers felt that there was a “significant lack” of candidates in the overall market, and that was one of the biggest challenges they were currently facing.
While that statistic may seem gloomy, and maybe it resonates, it does not have to be! The truth is, staffing positions can be challenging. If you choose to search the market for candidates owning the right skill set, it often proves to be a much more difficult and drawn out process.
However, there are ways to mitigate that. If you choose to engage with a boutique staffing firm to fill those positions, it becomes significantly easier for a number of reasons – here are just a few.
1) Agile, and focused on your staffing needs
Boutique staffing firms are well-versed in the challenges businesses face to fill specialized positions such as those in finance and accounting positions as well as general administrative positions. They have the right level of experience and knowledge to ensure that you are getting the right candidates. The agility and focus a boutique staffing firm can bring to searching for roles such as finance, accounting, and administrative is unparalleled.
They have the right tools and measures in place to ensure that they find candidates that are a good fit – for your business and for the candidate themselves, which leads to a much higher satisfaction rate on both ends. And the level of focus and agility they bring will help expedite the hiring process without having to compromise on the quality of candidates.
2) Willing to devote the time to search
The other challenge when it comes to staffing certain positions is the time it takes to search for the right candidates and the rest of the hiring process. Just the search alone can be slow when you are trying to find talent with a very specific skillset and can draw out the process for longer than it needs to be. However, recruiting firms can help streamline the process, develop a recruiting strategy tailored just for you that effectively cuts down how long it takes to find qualified talent if you were doing it on your own.
Boutique staffing firms have a wealth of resources and databases that are at your disposal. They can devote time to your search and work with you to ensure that candidates are the right fit – ensuring that you find the right talent without spending too much time trying to find a needle in the haystack.
3) Deep knowledge about the market
A recent study found that “one in five workers has confessed that they are ready to leave their job at any time.” That is a pretty high stat when you think about it, and it might be daunting to wade through the job market to find and retain talent. However, boutique staffing firms are well-versed when it comes to understanding the general job market as well as what the right strategy needs to be to attract the top-level talent that you need.
They also have closer and better relationships with applicants, which can provide greater insight into the hiring process and help you improve your overall recruiting functions in the long-term. The data and insights they have on the job market, applicants, and developments within different industries can be an incredible resource that you can tap into to find and retain top talent that is the right fit for you and vice versa.
Interested in learning more about how San Diego Pro Staffing can assist with your talent needs, please contact us.