Why Use a Staffing Agency?
2019 is here and it brought with it 2018’s impressive unemployment rate of just 4%.
While low unemployment is good news for business in many ways (higher consumer confidence, more spending, etc.) it also presents unique challenges to recruiting efforts.
After all, with everybody working, how can you attract large pools of qualified candidates to your open positions?
Since a company is only as good as its team, we thought it important to address the big question of recruiting in a low unemployment economy head-on by presenting you with a solution that many businesses have already turned to…
Hiring through a staffing agency.
A staffing agency brings with is a variety of advantages that can give your recruiting efforts a massive leg up. Below, our team outlines a few of the key benefits staffing agencies bring to the table.
1. Massive Saving of Resources
Think of how labor intensive hiring is.
Managers have to put together criteria for a position from scratch. The criteria needs to be vetted. Ads need to be put out. Screener interviews need to take place…
The list goes on.
When you look at that effort and think about the opportunity and monetary cost involved with it, the prospect of hiring can start to get stressful to any business owner that’s concerned with their bottom line.
With a staffing agency, you’ll cut the number of resources you invest in your hiring process substantially.
Staffing agencies do all of the legwork when it comes to finding and vetting qualified candidates for your roles. They brief prospects on positions and will give you the opportunity to select from a small pool of people they know are already suited to your needs.
With a staffing agency going through most of the hiring motions for you, your team can stay focused on investing its resources in other big wins for your company.
2. Less Pressure When Bringing Somebody On
There’s nothing worse than investing a tremendous amount in hiring a candidate only to realize that they’re not the right fit for your organization after a couple of months. The costs involved in letting that person go and then rebooting your hiring efforts can be staggering.
Staffing agencies are an insurance policy against the possibility of that happening.
First off, staffing agencies are masters at vetting candidates and sending qualified people to your door. Because of that, the odds of you not liking the person they match to your business are very low.
On the off chance that the presented candidate isn’t a good fit however, staffing agencies can match you with another qualified person immediately without any additional effort on your part.
3. You Can Address Your Business Needs Right Away
One of the chief reasons why people opt for staffing agencies as opposed to pursuing other means of hiring is the speed at which agencies can bring candidates to the table.
Consider your need regarding your open positions. How badly do you need someone to come in and fill those roles?
Is your team currently over-taxed? Are you needing to pay people overtime to pick up the additional slack?
If your vacant positions are costing your business, a staffing agency is the most efficient way to plug that hole and get things moving.
4. Benefits Implications
Most business owners are aware of the benefits implications that come with hiring employees. They are particularly aware of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most companies with 50+ employees need to provide medical insurance.
If your business isn’t in a postilion to afford robust benefits packages and is looking for a way to bring on labor without exceeding thresholds, hiring contract labor through staffing agencies is a viable solution.
5. Access to an Incredible Network of Talent in a Scarce Market
Let’s talk quality as it’s a major sticking point when people think about working with a staffing agency.
Some business owners hesitate when outsourcing hiring because they feel that the quality of candidate they’ll receive will be sub-par given that they’re not directly involved in all aspects of vetting prospects.
That’s simply not true.
Chances are, hiring people is just one of the many things that you and the other members of your team do. In comparison, a staffing agency is 100% focused on finding the right people for the right jobs.
That single mission makes a qualified agency excellent at finding qualified candidates in both up and down economies.
Bottom line… If you’re having trouble finding good people right now, the single best thing you can do is tap into the extensive network and expertise staffing agencies are known for.
6. The Potential to Find Your Company’s “Next Big Thing”
Not all relationships built through staffing agencies are temporary. Some are permanent and can even change the landscape of your organization.
We see it time and time again where candidates we place with businesses end up being so valuable to an organization that they get brought on full-time.
Trialing employees on a contract basis is an excellent way to get exposed to talent you would have never come across. You may find that some of that talent ends up doing a tremendous amount for your organization for years to come.
Wrapping Up Why You Should Use a Staffing Agency
A staffing agency always has the ability to provide value to businesses, particularly in economies where finding labor is difficult.
If you’re a business owner that’s looking to find a team member who understands your needs, culture, and mission as soon as possible, let our team at Impact Staffing Group help.
Impact Staffing Group has assisted in streamlining the hiring process for organizations in the Raleigh, North Carolina area for years. Let us provide you with the same value.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can be your staffing solution.