Today’s small business owners are busier than ever. They’re constantly looking for ways to attract new clients, maintain loyal customers, and establish themselves as industry leaders. What often gets lost in the shuffle, however, is recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees. After all, the hiring process is time-consuming and small business owners already have enough on their plates. Additionally, many small business owners lack experience in managing staffing needs. So, what’s the solution? Certainly having a solid staff in place is crucial to businesses of any size. Let’s consider the reasons why partnering with a staffing company is a good idea for small business owners:
Time to focus on running the business. Many small businesses don’t have a dedicated HR staff in place to handle hiring. Thus, management spends a lot of time screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and then conducting those interviews– losing precious hours that could be spent on the countless other responsibilities that go along with running a business. When working with a staffing company, business owners save themselves a great deal of time. Staffing companies have already pre-screened candidates and will send you qualified employees for your open positions. You can choose to interview a couple of the pre-screened candidates yourself, or you can simply bring them on board for a “working interview”.
Flexibility to fit your needs. Maybe you don’t have a need for a permanent staff member, but you could use some extra help around the holidays. Or, perhaps tax season is extraordinarily busy for your business and an extra pair of hands during that time would help ease the burden of a heavy workload. In situations like these, staffing companies are a lifesaver. You can bring a temporary employee on board for a day, a week, or even a month to get you through your busy season without the worry of permanent employment.
Determine if an employee is a good fit for your business. Alternatively, maybe you could use another permanent employee for your business, but you worry about hiring someone who isn’t a good fit for your company’s culture. Instead of taking a gamble on a candidate you’ve only spent a brief interview period with, you could bring a temporary-to-hire employee on board through a staffing company. In this type of position, the employee starts off as a temp for a designated amount of time. Provided all goes well during the temporary period, you can hire the employee as a permanent member of your team at the conclusion of the designated temporary time period.
Boost morale and productivity. Temporary employees often provide a breath of fresh air for a tired, overworked staff. They come in wanting to showcase their skills and get the job done right. Not only will the extra help boost your company’s productivity, it might also give your existing employees a morale boost. They will appreciate having the burden of a heavy workload lightened and they will also appreciate you for noticing when extra help is needed.
Marketing and networking opportunities. Let’s face it: people want to work for companies who have a good reputation. If temporary employees have a positive experience at your company, they will often share that news with their network. Add in the wide reach of social media, and you’ve got yourself a valuable marketing opportunity.
If you are a small business owner who would like assistance with your staffing needs, please contact us today. We are a boutique staffing firm specializing in accounting, finance, and administrative positions on a temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire basis. We look forward to the opportunity to help you locate the right talent for your team!