Can you remember how much you spent on hiring the last employee who unfortunately “didn’t work well with the firm”? There’s a lot that goes into the cost of hiring, including the time human resources spends creating job descriptions, setting up interviews, or the time the hiring manager took in training the new employee all need to be taken into account. When you add it all up, the cost of hiring (and eventually firing or losing) can put a serious dent in the company budget.
If your quest to find a quality team of professionals has been less than successful or overwhelmingly expensive, it’s time to consider other sources for assistance. That’s where professional staffing agencies come into play. The right staffing agency can provide top talent for even the most challenging positions. The best part… its usually at a fraction of the cost of trying to hire someone yourself.
Here are some more advantages to working with staffing agencies for your employment solutions:
- Valuable Industry Expertise
One of the first advantages to working with staffing agencies is their knowledge in an array of industries. Agencies typically hire recruiters that have experience ranging in categories from accounting and finance to healthcare and admin support. So whether you’re a medical facility in need of healthcare support staffing or a small business owner in need of technical support, there are agencies that can find you efficient workers for the job.
- Quicker Hiring Process
The hiring process is not only costly but time consuming. When you figure you have to create a job description, find platforms to advertise on, monitor applications, screen applicants, schedule interviews, and make a decision, that’s a lot of valuable time that could have been spent on other business measures. When working with a staffing agency, the hiring process is taken care of for you.
Since staffing agencies already have an arsenal of highly qualified professionals standing by for the phone call, they can easily hand pick you a few candidates to choose from making the hiring decision shrink from what could be a few months to a few days.
- No Commitment
In the world of business you never know what your needs might be from one day to the next. If you need staff on an as needed basis, working with staffing agencies just makes sense. Since the workers they produce know that it is a temporary contract, you can keep them on board for as long as you need and let them go later on if there is no longer a need. This is great for small business owners with a little budget, companies that have high seasons where products/services are in demand more, or individuals who simply want to test the waters of working with staff.
- Saves You Time
Most business owners are aware that time is money. The more time you and your staff have to spend working to hire others, the more time is lost to other business aspects. Staffing agencies on the other hand take a bulk of the hiring process out of your hands freeing up a lot of your time and the time of your key staff (i.e. managers and human resources). This allows you to focus your attention on growing the business instead of worrying about employee turnover rates and lack of assistance.
Whenever you find yourself in need of an expert professional to join your staff, you may not have to resort to the often time consuming and costly method of hiring. The right staffing agency is equipped to handle all of your staffing needs by finding you highly competent employees that are ready to be trained to get the job done. This will free up time, and money, while still allowing you to give the best possible service to your clients.