Every vacant position in your company increases the potential for project delays, lower productivity, and lost revenue. Being understaffed also strains your current employees, which can lead to employee burnout and turnover.
Sometimes you wish you could wave a wand and have the perfect new employee magically appear.
Have you considered working with a staffing agency to fill your open positions? Staffing agencies aren’t magic, but they do offer businesses some very compelling advantages when it comes to hiring.
How Staffing Agencies Benefit Your Business
Supports Your HR Staff
Staffing agencies take the burden off the shoulders of your HR department by handling the most time-consuming tasks involved in the hiring process. They advertise position openings, review resumes, and vet and interview candidates, which increases efficiency and streamlines the hiring process.
“They then choose the most qualified individuals to introduce to the hiring manager at your business,” says Business News Daily. “This saves you and your staff hours that you would otherwise spend sorting through countless applicants.”
Established Talent Network
An employer usually doesn’t have the resources to engage talent constantly. However, a good staffing agency spends years building up their talent network through referrals, networking, and speaking with candidates daily.
An agency with experience in your industry knows where to look for candidates that meet your criteria. They probably already have qualified individuals in their talent pool and can quickly produce quality candidates – sometimes in as little as 24 hours.
Facilitates Fluid Hiring
Employers realize the advantages of working with a staffing agency to hire short-term employees in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and many other industries.
“You can scale your employment up or down easily with a temp agency if your company’s workload frequently fluctuates,” Indeed points out. “It’s a good way to ease the stress of staffing during busy times. When work slows down, you can scale back on how many temp employees you have to reduce your employment costs.”
Hiring employees only during the time you need them helps companies save money. You avoid the cost of full-time benefits and the need for layoffs during slow periods.
Most short-term workers are staffing agency employees, which take care of payroll, benefits, taxes, workers’ compensation, and liability insurance.
Agencies also offer temp-to-hire options that give you time to see how an individual fits into your company before employing them permanently. The agency is responsible for the contract employee’s pay and benefits during their trial period.
Companies who hire permanent workers through an agency also save money through a streamlined candidate search and quicker time-to-hire.
Help with Hiring
Hiring challenges and talent shortages are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Employment agencies are adept at overcoming these challenges. Partnering with a staffing agency can help you find qualified candidates faster, saving your company time and money.
For expert assistance in finding short-term, permanent, part-time, and full-time workers, contact STS Staffing.