Hiring a competent and reliable employee is often demanding and time-consuming. Staffing agencies facilitate this process by sourcing and screening candidates for a company's vacant position. When hiring temporary, part-time, or full-time employees, a staffing agency researches and provides you with qualified candidates. They create a job profile, advertise the vacancy, review the applications, qualify their skills and abilities, and present you with a list of the most qualified candidates.
Companies often conduct further interviews before hiring the most suitable candidate, and the agency may provide guidance and insight to facilitate the process. After the selection, the agency processes all paperwork needed for the employment, i.e., the employment contract. The staffing agency pays temporary and part-time employees, while the full-time ones are on your payroll.
Advantages of working with a staffing agency
Besides freeing you up by taking the advertising, sourcing, and screening tasks, relying on a staffing agency has numerous benefits. Here's their overview.
Informs your hiring strategy
A staffing agency can help you decide whether to hire a temporary, part-time, or full-time employee and the number you'll need to make your workforce efficient. They'll help you determine the qualifications, i.e., skills and personality traits, needed for a specific role. Working with a staffing agency ensures your employment strategy corresponds with your urgency, budget, preferences, and hiring needs.
Expedites the hiring process
A company's internal hiring team may have difficulty recruiting qualified candidates on short notice. It may take a while to source and screen applicants before finding potential candidates. Staffing agencies, however, dedicate their time and resources to finding the most qualified candidates for the job, ensuring that you only interview potential ones. You won't have to waste time reviewing hundreds of resumes and interviewing numerous candidates.
Staffing agencies recruit temporary employees who reduce the workload of permanent employees by taking on various tasks. When working with staffing agencies, you won't have to overwork your employees by tasking them with hiring responsibilities. Reducing the employees' responsibilities reduces stress, increasing their concentration and making them more efficient.
These agencies can find candidates with the specific skills the job requires, preventing you from spending on resources required to train recruits. They pay temporary and part-time employees, eliminating your business' expenditure on benefits and taxes associated with payrolls for employees on contract. You won't have to worry about compensating unemployment claims, for staffing agencies often find new jobs for temporary employees once your contract ends.
Staffing agencies are valuable partners. They ease your hiring process by quickly providing you with the most qualified candidates and facilitating the onboarding process while helping you save money. Contact a staffing agency to learn more.