Searching for reliable candidates for your business can be difficult. You have to post a job listing, sift through applicants, vet each one, host interviews, and then perform onboarding tasks. Working with a staffing agency can help you find the best talent available for the positions you are looking to fill with less hassle. Here are some of the benefits you can expect to see.
Produce Faster Results
Staffing agencies specialize in being able to find talent to fill a position faster than the average hiring manager. They will also discuss with you how quickly you would like the position filled and will be able to work within that timeframe. Recruiters will also take the time to have a conversation about exactly what you are looking for in an ideal employee.
Not to mention, staffing agencies also usually specialize in a certain industry. So, they are already in contact with potential applicants and other individuals in your respective industry. In general, the agency is streamlined to make the process go faster and more smoothly than internal hiring.
Working with an agency will also help your business save money during the hiring process. Immediately, you will see a cost-benefit in your hiring department. You will also avoid the division of labor among your current staff, overworking your employees while you are searching for a replacement. On top of that, you can also save on certain employer costs such as unemployment benefits, workman’s compensation, employee benefits, and other employer-related taxes. These costs are typically taken on by the staffing agency.
Most importantly, you will have extreme savings by cutting down the chances of a bad hire on your team. A bad hire can cost your company anywhere between 30% and 200% of the candidate’s annual salary. When you work with a staffing agency like GoSource, the chances of a bad hire decrease drastically.
Have Room to Grow
If you discuss your needs with an agency, you will be able to determine exactly what you are looking for in a new employee. The agency will have a trial period for the new hire where you can decide whether or not they are the right fit. They can work to prove themselves in the workplace and eventually be brought on full-time. This also gives you, as an employer, time to adjust to the changes that come with a new employee as well.
Create a More Diverse Workforce
Diversity is a goal of many companies when it comes to staffing. Working with an agency will make it easier for you to meet your diversity goals. When they go about hiring someone new for your organization, they will already have those goals in mind. Recruiters are also less prone to hiring bias than a hiring manager might be.
Meet Specific Needs
Beyond all of this, working with a staffing agency can help you meet the very specific needs of your organization. If you need a temporary worker, part-time, or full-time direct hire, the agency will be able to assist you in meeting those needs. Similarly, if you are looking for someone with specialized skills, the recruiters will be able to find someone that fits the bill. Everything they do is catered to what you need.
Staffing companies like GoSource can provide customized staffing solutions to help you find the best available talent in your industry. Contact us to see how we can assist you.