The Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency to Make Your Next Hire
Any company, big or small, can benefit from using a staffing firm when hiring an employee. At this time, it’s an applicant market, so whether hiring a temporary, temp-to-hire or direct hire employee, having a strong relationship with an agency you trust is of great importance. The search process can be both time-consuming and costly, so working with a staffing firm can save a sizable amount of time and expense by selecting only the best and most qualified candidates who match the qualifications and skills of the job. Recruiting experts, if given the opportunity, will conduct a thorough search to find the ideal candidate for you and your organization. Below are several reasons why you should use a staffing agency:
Save Time & Money
Staffing firms understand how valuable time is & the cost impact to your business if you spend the majority of your day screening resumes and interviewing candidates. A recruitment agency will handle this time-consuming process for you. We take each candidate through an extensive screening process. Staffing agencies don’t just send anyone; we only send a solid, potential employee or none at all. We always listen to our clients’ needs and understand what they are looking for in a candidate. We understand there is a sense of urgency and in most cases, we are successful in finding you the right candidate quickly. You may be surprised how a placement fee compares to how much your time and expensive advertising costs. Our clients pay only for services that result in a hire. An advertisement is costly even if it fails to bring in the right candidate.
Recruit Passive Candidates
Staffing agencies are invaluable for finding passive candidates or the people who are not actively looking for jobs. These candidates are not likely to respond to ads or job postings. They are more inclined to work with a recruiter who they trust, who can be their “eyes and ears” on the marketplace and notify them when a career opportunity opens up. Our clients are better off not spending huge amounts of time searching to find one of these candidates. We are always networking with our candidates and find they end up referring some of the best people. It’s one of the best ways for us to find people who aren’t actively looking. As the saying goes, “Good people refer good people.”
Receive Honest Feedback
Our clients like the fact that they receive honest feedback on their companies after a candidate interviews. There are things candidates will never say directly to a client, so having the agency report back helps companies better define what they are looking for and provide advice on how to better attract the best candidates. We stay in touch with both our candidates and clients to insure a new hire has become a valued employee. Our commitment is to build a successful and positive client partnership which is an extension of your hiring process and is based on integrity and providing the highest quality of service. These are some of the reasons why you should hire a staffing agency to fill your next opening!
By Lori Prickett