Have you considered looking at professional employment agencies to help you fill in your staffing needs? You might not default immediately to using an employment agency when the norm is to use a hiring website like Monster, LinkedIn, or Zip Recruiter, but a reliable and experienced agency can help you fill vacancies for your business with significantly less work on your part.
Take a look at the top reasons you might consider working with a staffing agency.
Flexible Hiring Solutions
Do you have a higher demand for employees at different times of the year? Does your employee pool change with the seasons — or school schedules? How do new projects impact your workforce needs?
Flexible hiring solutions available through a staffing agency allow you to bring people on board as needed. So, if you have higher demand through the summer months or a new project that will take a limited amount of time to complete, an agency allows you to fill those roles, get the job done, and maintain a high level of customer service. You’re able to hire quickly as well, so if the seasonal flu wipes out your staff right around the holidays, a replacement crew is just a phone call away.
Higher Caliber Candidates
Especially relevant, there are different types of staffing agencies. Some manage quick, seasonal hires, and others specialize in medical or tech placements. Hence, those dealing in industry-specific employment have a finger on the pulse of leading businesses. They know the movers and shakers. Most importantly, they have contacts within those businesses they can tap into to fill essential roles within your company.
Another benefit is that you can give a list of must-have traits to a staffing specialist and have a list of potential hires in days. These don’t have to be temporary positions either. Many agencies deal with temp-to-hire or simply run the interviewing process on your behalf to find prospects for permanent jobs.
Professional Employment Agencies Allow Test-Driving Potential Hires
The process of hiring an employee can be cost- and resource-intensive. And once you hire someone, there’s no guarantee they’ll stay in the position. There are countless reasons someone might not stay at a company for an extended time. There might be a conflict or dissatisfaction with company culture, the workload, co-workers, leadership, or the commute. Any number of reasons can cause a new hire to jump ship. You can avoid the cost and risk of hiring by using an employment agency.
Temporary hires through professional employment agencies allow you to see how a potential employee fits into your business without taking on substantial financial risks. And the same is true for the candidate. The process allows them to find out if your company is a good fit for them before committing long-term. Dealing with turnover is expensive, but you can help avoid the added cost by using a professional hiring service.
Contact our friendly team at A Plus Staffing to learn more about the benefits that might surprise you when you work with professional employment agencies.