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The Value of a Staffing Partner

There’s no shortage of strategies around how to hire the right talent. But no matter which strategy you choose to use, the steps almost always remain the same: write a job description, post an online ad, sift through the applicants, and interview your top candidates.

By the time you make an offer and bring the person on board, you still never know whether you’ve actually hired the right person. In fact, 75 percent of companies admit to hiring the wrong people each year.

That’s why more and more organizations are now turning to staffing firms to handle recruitment efforts. Staffing firms often take the time to learn about your challenges, understand your goals, and get familiar with your internal culture, so they can become a true staffing partner and provide you the following benefits:

1. Greater expertise.

Staffing agencies provide not only an expertise in specific job requirements but also offer knowledge on industry employment trends and recruitment best practices.

2. Lower cost to your business.

Staffing talent can take significant effort and internal HR costs. Just think of the expense associated with pre-employment evaluations. Relying on a staffing partner to handle the expensive legwork of finding the right talent can help stretch even the tightest of budgets for small-to-midsize businesses.

3. Extensive network.

Most staffing firms have long-standing relationships with dependable, reliable, and conscientious workers who can fill a vacancy in a matter of days — sometimes even hours. You’ll have your pick of prescreened talent, all with wide-reaching skills and a variety of different industry specializations.

4. Qualified candidates.

Talent is a staffing agency’s bread and butter, and the recruiters will take the time to assess the skills and background of their pool of candidates. Then based on the role, organizational culture, and needs of your business, they’ll present only the most qualified of candidates. This increases the likelihood of a successful hire.

5. Greater retention.

If you use the services of a staffing partner for temporary employees, you get an opportunity to observe employee performance, qualifications, and work habits before ever offering a permanent position. This can improve employee satisfaction and reduce turnover after the trial period has come to an end.

6. Talent pipeline.

Recruiters have files upon files filled with thousands of resumes of skilled professionals in your city. You’re never left wading through a sea of resumes. Instead, you get a pool of talent that often comes with a closer fit to your needs and culture than you’d ever find on your own — and that pool is constantly being filled.

As the number of ways to recruit talent grows, the whole process should get easier. But that’s not always the case, and it doesn’t always result in a good hire. Leave it to the people who know how to find the right talent better than anything else. You’ll save yourself a lot of money and headaches in the long run.

If you’re ready to partner with a staffing agency, connect with your local office today! We look forward to working with you.