Step out of your comfort zone and disregard the negative things you hear about staffing firms! In the large scale of it, they act as a middleman between the employer and the employee. Hiring employees is not an overnight process, there are many factors that go into it. This is why employers partner with staffing agencies; however, many people are very skeptical about using this type of service. It is very unfortunate that agencies tend to get bad reputations. Listed below are some encouraging reasons about why a company should partner with an agency!
Reduce Overhead Costs
Take a moment and think about who in your company is handling the hiring process.
- Does your company have an internal recruiter?
- Is your Human Resource department spread thin to include these additional responsibilities?
- Are you having to allocate funds to create a new position to handle these duties?
- Is extra money being spent on marketing & advertising for your hiring needs such as job boards?
By handing this role off to a staffing firm, you can reduce cost by not having to allocate funds, create a separate position or utilizing those expensive platforms.
Another thing to think about is that permanent employees can cost more than just their salaries, you also have to think about benefits, unemployment, and employer taxes. If you choose to look into temporary work or temp-to-hire work, the staffing firm then takes on those additional costs for you!
Using a staffing agency is less work on your end! Send the agency all the information they need about the position and let them do the work for you.
Recruiters have a specific skill set to assist you in this process. They are trained to read job descriptions, search through hundreds of resumes, source for resumes, collect references and take calls from candidates to find the best fit for your company. This allows you to focus on your business while they do the leg work! Use their expertise so you can concentrate on yours!
If you run a company that requires a lot of overtime, yet do not have the appropriate staff on site to oblige your needs, agencies are great to bring in temporary workers. This will help to divide the amount of work that needs to be completed. Doing so can be good for your company because it prevents burnout which is important for keeping happy and healthy employees!
Short Term Absence
Staffing agencies can be very beneficial when you have a permanent employee that needs to go on extended leave, whether that be due to illness, injury, or maternity leave. A staffing agency gives the employer flexibility in these short-term situations without the hassle.
An established staffing agency has spent years building up their clientele. In most cases when you submit an order to an agency, they can look through their database and most likely send you a few qualified candidates already in their pipeline with 24-48 hours.
Try Before You Buy
Let’s be real, sometimes it can be difficult to decide if a candidate will be a good fit for your company. Using a staffing agency gives you an opportunity to evaluate them before deciding if you would like to bring them on your payroll or a guarantee for a replacement.
Another plus side to this is if you decide they are not a good fit, you do not have the uncomfortable task of letting them go! That is yet another thing we take care of for you!
Onboarding and payroll
Take advantage of your staffing firm! Along with being a time saver on searching for the correct candidate, it also takes stress off your company when it comes to onboarding paperwork and payroll. We take care of not only payroll but the costs. You do not have to spend money in programs for the hiring process! But aside from cost, here’s what else we handle.
- Creating and/or presenting offer letters to the candidates
- Onboarding process
- New hire paperwork including both the company specific documents needed and all state required documents
- Background Checks
- Drug tests/ health screens
- Employee verifications
- Payroll: all duties included but not limited to
- Collecting hours
- Holiday pay
- Issuing checks
- Direct deposits
- Pay discrepancies
How To Get The Most Benefits Out of a Staffing Firm
First and foremost, communication is key. In order for the staffing firm to do their job, they need to know not only exactly what you are looking for but anything you are willing to negotiate. This eliminates any unnecessary back and forth communication between you and the firm. Here are some of the details they need to get started!
- Detailed Job Description
- What exact job duties will the candidate be performing?
- Shift & Hours
- Pay & Benefits
- Is there a specialized skill set, work experience or knowledge you are looking for?
- Is there a particular personality type you want to bring into your company?
- Is there any specific equipment the candidate needs to provide (Computer, steel-toed-boots, hand tools, etc.)
This may seem like a daunting task at first, but if the firm has all the information they need, there will be no guessing game into what you are looking for, making it easier to weed out unqualified candidates. Staffing agencies not only value their time but also value your time.
Napoleon Hill once said, “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others succeed”.