Whether your company is large or small, there are innumerable advantages to utilizing the expertise of a business staffing agency for new hires. If you understand these advantages, it’ll save you time, money, and future headaches.
Finding a good job candidate isn’t easy, and when you bring on a staffing agency it requires delegation. And the truth is, it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. The great billionaire business tycoon Eli Broad once said, “The inability to delegate is one of the biggest problems I see with managers at all levels.”
But that doesn’t have to be the case for your business. Armed with the right knowledge, your business can make a wise decision regarding what tasks you don’t need to take on and why.
Business staffing agencies are most known for taking perhaps the greatest load off a company’s shoulders: Recruitment.
Here are several benefits of working with one.
Staffing Agencies Specialize in Recruitment, Therefore They Know More About Recruitment
Whatever type of company you have, chances are it’s not a staffing agency. Because of this, you want a company that already has advanced resources, knowledge, and connections in this area of business management.
Business staffing agencies, such as our company Malace|HR, hires some of the best in the industry to sift through candidates – so you don’ have to. We know exactly what to look for, and exactly where to look.
A staffing agency’s expertise is based not just on being familiar with industry trends in your sector of business, but what’s a fit and not a fit in terms of qualified employees. We’ll notice things that a busy company may overlook.
Thanks to trial and error from years of experience, agencies already know which candidates would be a great match before you even meet them. An agency’s sourcing skills are generally more advanced, so you can expect quicker results in terms of recruitment.
More Candidate Options
There are several companies that try to tackle recruitment on their own. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that, but there are downsides to doing so.
One factor is time. Where a recruiter has to rely on social media and job boards to post listings, and then sift through endless potentially unqualified applicants, a staffing agency already has candidates available that have already been screened, drug tested, and interviewed. Backgrounds have already been checked, and qualifications have already been evaluated.
This higher pool of applicants available through business staffing agencies’, makes them one of the greatest assets a company could have to help them save time. And time is money.
Less Money Spent
When a company hires someone and it doesn’t work out, it’s a major financial blow. In a 2016 article in Forbes magazine, it was reported that one bad hire can cost a company 30 percent of that employee’s first-year earnings.
Needless to say, onboarding takes strategy. And one of the first keys is testing out candidates, utilizing the valuable resource of a staffing agency.
Think of it as dating: No one wants to take the risk of marrying the first “candidate” they meet. The results could be a disaster. Therefore, many people enlist the services of a matchmaker to screen potential suitors.
This same logic should go into running a business. Staffing agencies are the “matchmakers” your company could very well need.