How To Select A Staffing Firm!
America’s staffing companies can help you find the best talent for ANY job when you need it!
In today’s rapidly changing business climate, efficiency and effectiveness are crucial to your organization’s survival. This means you must have the right person for the job, whether that job is temporary or permanent.
Staffing firms nationwide collectively employ an average of 2.6 million workers daily across all industries, providing workforce flexibility and access to talent for businesses like yours. They also offer competitive wages and benefits to attract the best talent and provide free training to millions of temporary, contract, and permanent employees each year.
Two reasons to use staffing companies!
How do you, as a business owner or executive, stand to gain? According to a major survey conducted for the American Staffing Association, companies use staffing employees for two principal reasons: flexibility and access to talent.
You’ll profit from work Force Flexibility
Nine out of 10 business customers rated flexibility as an important reason to use staffing companies, saying it keeps them fully staffed during busy times. Whether it’s a temporary job lasting a few hours or several years or permanent job placement, America’s staffing companies allow businesses to adjust their workforces to meet their ever-changing needs.
There are three main types of job placements in the staffing industry:
- Temporary or contract, where you add a staffing employee on an interim basis
- Temp-to-perm or temp-to-hire, where you add a staffing employee until you’re sure a spike in business will sustain itself or you want to make sure you have the right candidate for the job and if so, he or she becomes your employee
- Direct hire or permanent, where you tell the staffing firm what you’re looking for, it selects candidates for interviews, and you hire the best one
You’ll Enjoy Access to First-Class Talent
A staffing company not only offers you workforce flexibility but can also provide you with specialized skills for a particular project. In addition, these firms can serve as deep recruitment pools for your permanent hiring. In fact, eight in 10 business customers say that staffing companies are a good way to find potential permanent employees, and industry research indicates that three out of four customers rank the quality of the employees they get from staffing firms as good as or better than their own employees.
You’ll Save Time, Money, and Worry
Consider this scenario: You’ve just realized you need to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a recently enacted law requiring businesses to adhere to strict accounting practices. What do you do? You can develop compliance solutions yourself and hope they work. But if not, what then? Hire consultants or contract the work out at a significant expense? Remember, this expense is in addition to the man-hours already invested in the project.
Why not reach out to a staffing firm and bring in senior accountants and auditing specialists specifically to manage compliance with this law? Since these accountants have already been working on Sarbanes-Oxley, they know the new law from top to bottom. Time and resources are not wasted on false starts or missteps. And you might gain some valuable new permanent employees.
Things to consider when choosing a Staffing company!
- Determine the type of staffing help you need
- Shop around
- How was your first interaction with the companies you contacted?
- How well run is the organization?
- How does the company recruit and retain its qualified and reliable workforce?
- How are potential staffing company employees screened and tested?
- Does the company fully understand your needs?
The critical element in your relationship with a staffing firm is the quality of temporary employees and job candidates you receive. Reliance on a reputable and capable staffing company can be an important management tool for your business. A little investigation and observation beforehand can save you time and money and result in a long-lasting business relationship.
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