Hiring during the COVID-19 crisis has been a challenge. You’ve been thinking about taking on a staffing partner, but you’re not quite sold. Maybe you’ve never worked with a recruiter, or perhaps you have but didn’t get much from the experience.
Of course, all staffing firms are not created equal. You’ll want to choose one with a strong local presence, that has great reviews and specializes in your industry. Here’s a look at what you have to gain by using a staffing service, so you can see what you’ve been missing.
Market Your Company to Top Talent
Recruiters essentially serve as an advocate for your company. The best and brightest professionals have their choice of job options, so they can be hard to secure — unless you partner with a recruiter. Staffing firms work hard to build relationships with top talent, so they can reach out to them directly.
This is often the only way to get in front of them, as many are considered passive talent. Since they’re not actively checking job postings, you need a recruiter to serve as the middleman and present the job to your company.
Find the Best Person for the Job
Hiring decisions are hard work. Chances are, you’ve never received formal training on the matter, so that it can feel overwhelming. Conversely, recruiters are hiring experts who can fill your open positions with confidence. As noted above, they know exactly where to look for top talent. However, they also know what questions to ask in the job interview and key red flags to watch out for. This level of expertise allows you to improve the quality of hires.
Fill Open Positions Faster
Hiring is a full-time job, but you already have one of those. Trying to do two jobs at once is stressful and often causes the hiring process to drag on much longer than necessary. This is a non-issue when you work with a recruiter because they work around the clock until your team’s position is filled. This allows you to hire faster while saving both time and money.
Be More Flexible
When hiring on your own, you typically fill a position on either a full-time or part-time basis. However, working with a recruiter allows you to have more options. If you need extra hands during a busy period, take on temporary staffers. You can also opt for temp-to-hire candidates if you’re more comfortable giving the person a trial run before making a final decision.
Lower Your Risk
As you already know, being an employer comes with a great deal of legal risk. When you hire temporary workers through a staffing firm, many of these liabilities are held by the staffing agency. Since they’re typically the employer of record, many things like taxes, insurance, and adherence to labor laws are the staffing agency’s responsibility, instead of your company.
Are you thinking about taking on a staffing partner? PrideStaff Dallas wants to work with you! Get in touch to find out what we can do for your company.