Value of a Staffing Partner
If you have ever tried to hire the right person for an open position, you must admit that it takes too much time away from your responsibilities. You must write a job ad, post it online, sift through applications for qualified prospects, interview candidates, craft an offer, get a yes and then, finally, bring your new hire on-board. And – after all that – how confident did you feel that you hired the best person available?
A staffing firm engages in recruiting and hiring qualified people for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire job opportunities and there are tangible advantages over going it alone. The value of staffing firm depends greatly upon the relationship that develops with the hiring manager and her organization. When invited to learn about your challenges, understand your goals and get familiar with the internal culture, a staffing firm can become a true partner. The value of your staffing partner starts here:
1.) Greater expertise: Because they specialize in certain fields, such as administrative and light industrial, staffing firms offer expertise in specific job requirements, industry employment trends and recruitment practices by virtue of continuous placement of employees.
2.) Lower cost to your business: Management of the entire employment process by a staffing firm relieves employers of costs related to payroll processing and benefits administration for temporary workers. Small employers often rely on the flexibility of a staffing partner to provide qualified temporary employees at a remarkable savings.
3.) Wider network: Staffing firms have established relationships with dependable, reliable and conscientious workers who can fill a vacancy in a matter of days, or even hours. The broad network they maintain allows them to tap prescreened candidates for any position an employer might have.
4.) Qualified candidates: When your staffing partner is familiar with your culture and has clarity about the role your new employee or contractor will take, you can be assured of a successful hire. Before you sit down to interview candidates, they will have been assessed for their skills and qualified by your staffing partner, who also seeks to understand who they are and what is important to them in their work.
5.) Retention: Employers that use the services of a staffing partner for temporary employees get an opportunity to observe employee performance, qualifications and work habits before offering a permanent position. This can reduce turnover after the trial period is complete, because both the employee and employer are satisfied the job is a good fit.
6.) Talent Pipeline: Whether it’s a planned project with plenty of lead time or an immediate need that requires quick reaction, your staffing partner is in a position to deliver. Due to their continual recruitment of strong candidates, you will benefit from a better pool of talent to address your openings.