The Value in Using a Staffing Agency
Posted by Variety Staffing
As jobs and companies recover from The Great Recession, it’s obvious that economic shifts have been permanently made. Employers no longer look at hiring individuals in the same way. Knowing that an economy can make it difficult to hold staff, companies are more cautious about who they bring onto their teams.
Companies are also aware that hiring and firing people is more complex. In 1980, there were 125 employment laws. Today, there are over 180 federal laws for employers to comply with! Between the Affordable Care Act, worker’s comp, health insurance, paid sick leave and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, things get exhausting!
To ensure that companies are hiring on the right people and in compliance with all of the laws, more hiring managers are turning to corporate staffing firms. Let’s explore the value in using a recruiting agency for your own company.
Relying on your current employees to handle work overload is never a good idea. While it may look cost-effective on paper, the extra responsibility can lead to employee burnout and decreased productivity. Not only will staff feel unmotivated and overwhelmed but also customers won’t get the attention they deserve, hurting your bottom line. Working with a staffing firm to hire on qualified candidates keeps employee morale up and your operations running efficiently.
Recruiting, interviewing and hiring on candidates consumes a lot of time that is taken from other areas of your business. Plus, you are responsible for all of the costs associated with hiring on new candidates, such as background checks and drug screenings. Thankfully, a recruitment firm manages the entire employment process. They relieve employers of pre-employment testing and background investigations and can prevent the cost of a bad hire.
When looking for candidates, you only have a small pool to work with. Corporate staffing firms, on the other hand, have a huge network of passive and active candidates to reach out to. They can fill vacancies in a number of days – sometimes hours. This is particularly helpful if you are in a seasonal business that relies on qualified, dependable candidates at the drop of a hat.
Though your company may have a human resources department, staffing firms usually have a higher level of expertise. Hiring agencies have the sole purpose of connecting qualified candidates to the right jobs. HR, on the other hand, has many roles to fill. Also, staffing agencies work quickly to fill open positions and have a better understanding of employment trends and recruitment practices.
Companies can never be too careful about who they bring into their environment. A single bad employee can cost your business a lot in the long run. Rather than borrowing time from core areas of your business and compromising the quality of a new hire, bring on the best with a qualified staffing firm.