How a Staffing Firm Can Support Your Recruiting Efforts

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In today’s economy, staffing firms can play an indispensable role in supplementing and supporting your recruiting efforts. 

According to the American Staffing Association, three million temporary and contract workers are employed through a staffing agency in any given week. In a year, that adds up to 17 million temporary and contract employees, resulting in an economic contribution of $160 million. 

There is a reason why so many companies are turning to staffing agencies. 

First, they gain access to our large pool of employee candidates, who have already been screened, gone through background checks, and evaluated for what positions might be the best fit for them. Forty one percent of companies who use staffing firms say this is a major benefit, according to the American Staffing Association. 

A second advantage is that staff firms drastically cut the amount of time an HR department would have to go out and find a candidate. We’ve already done that work for you. Hiring speed is the reason why 38 percent of staffing firm clients say they use them.

Speed and size point to a third advantage: hiring flexibility. Having access to a large applicant pool from which you can quickly make hires allows companies to rapidly bulk up their staff size when needed, enabling them to maximize productivity and focus on satisfying their customers’ needs. This is what draws about a third of staffing firm clients to use their services. 

A fourth benefit is reduced risk.  Staffing firms handle all the legal obligations associated with having employees. “From a financial and operational standpoint, hiring employees also comes with financial risks, especially if someone has to be fired or unexpectedly leaves,” Business News Daily reports. “When you use a staffing firm, the company assumes many of these liabilities for you.” 

Finding the right employees is what we do best, which is another great plus.  Relying on us enables you to focus on what you do best. As the Harvard Business Review reports, many companies expend considerable effort in trying to find the right candidate: “Hiring talent remains the number one concern of CEOs in the most recent Conference Board Annual Survey; it’s also the top concern of the entire executive suite. PwC’s 2017 CEO survey reports that chief executives view the unavailability of talent and skills as the biggest threat to their business.”

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