5 Benefits of Working with a Staffing Firm
“This is my two week notice.”
Six simple words. Six words that are deceptively inconspicuous on their own…
But when strung together and uttered by your most dynamic employee, they send a tangled jolt of emotion crashing down to the core of your ill-prepared gut.
Okay, that was a little (very) dramatic. But even if your response to a resignation is relative indifference, one thought still bubbles to the top of every boss’ mind: “What do I do now?”
Here are the top 5 reasons why a staffing firm might be your best option:
1. Expand Your Footprint
Filling your vacant position with the best possible candidate requires you to get the word to as many people as possible by posting on online job boards, the company website, and social media. But what if the perfect candidate is not actively searching for a new opportunity or simply doesn’t see your postings? A staffing firm will be able to extend beyond the reach of your digital footprint and tap into their vast network of qualified candidates to produce applicants that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.
2. Save Money
Posting to online job boards and completing all of the necessary screening measures can be a costly endeavor. Staffing firms generally absorb those costs so you don’t have to worry about it! And since firms will only send highly qualified candidates your way, you can expect to see a boost in productivity after the new hire is placed, improving workflow efficiency and saving money.
3. Don’t Get Bogged Down
Filling a job is yet another addition to the workload that you already have on your plate. From posting jobs, to reviewing resumes and scheduling interviews, priorities sometimes have to be shuffled in order to get everything done. Luckily, filling jobs is a staffing firm’s only job! Let a firm take on that responsibility and do the grunt work while you focus on your essential tasks at hand.
4. Ensure Compliance
It’s probably fair to say that most people don’t get phone notifications when a new labor law is passed. Instead of trying to make sure your hiring practices are compliant on your own, lean on the expertise of a staffing firm to ensure that your company is not accidentally overlooking any compliance issues.
5. Be Efficient
If you have a big project coming up that requires additional support, finding a solution may be difficult. Hiring a permanent employee may prove costly once the workload slows down. Staffing firms have vast connections with temporary workers and contractors who are brought on to the team with a clear understanding of the term limits of the position, so you don’t have to worry about hiring or firing permanent employees unnecessarily.