Using a staffing agency has many benefits for a business. Most businesses can use an extra set of hands to handle a big project or a new surge in business. But most are reluctant to hire full-time staff. A staffing agency can provide temporary employees to help with a wide variety of business tasks. Working closely with the staffing agency, a hiring manager can ensure that temporary workers possess the needed education, skills and experience to meet the needs of the company.
1. Access to more candidates
A staffing agency saves time and money, especially when you need a larger pool of potential candidates to pull from. During the holiday season when some employers are looking to fill 150 open spots in a very short time. By utilizing an agency to fill your vacant positions you are utilizing professional recruiters! Interviewing, screening and recruiting is what staffing companies do non-stop! Those responsible for this process have the capabilities and knowledge required to be highly effective recruiters. By using an agency to recruit, it allows the employer to focus on their specialty or expertise, while simultaneously filling vacant positions.
2. Gauge the fit before hiring
Temporary employees give the business a chance to try out an employee before making a permanent offer of employment. This has happened to all of us. A candidate can look perfect on paper and answers all the right questions, checking every box you think you are looking for, but a few hours into the first day you know this person is not the right fit for the company. A person may have the experience and education for a job but simply does not mesh well with the business environment. Having the opportunity to have the person work on a temporary basis first gives the business a chance to evaluate how the person will fit in with the corporate culture and other employees. It also provides time to identify any weaknesses that would not typically be evident in the interview process.
3. Access to talent with specialized skills
To ensure only the highest level of quality, applicants are screened throughout the interview process with employment reference checks, skill and proficiency testing (as applicable), drug screening, behavioral assessments and safety orientations. Once a candidate has successfully passed all aspects of the screening process, it is then that they may be considered for employment. Staffing agency’s continually recruit to have specialized skilled workers on hand for the industry’s they serve.
• Clerical / Administrative
• Medical and Dental
• Skilled Nursing / Long-Term Care (CNA’s and LN’s)
• Landscaping & Landscaping Maintenance
• Manufacturing and Production
• General Labor
4. Ability to fill positions quickly
Temporary and On-Demand Staffing is a service geared towards an immediate need to cover for staffing shortage or abnormal work load. Temporary staffing can continue between 4 hours and one year. During this time, the employee remains on our payroll, worker’s compensation insurance and unemployment insurance.
Temporary employees allow businesses to use staff as needed. Temporary employees can be brought in to cover the vacation of an employee or maternity leave. Many staffing agencies can provide employees in a wide variety of disciplines to meet all of the needs of the business. The business then has the flexibility to use the services of the temporary staff as needed, whether it is a few hours a week or on a full-time basis. Using a staffing agency can avoid the permanent commitment that a full-time employee requires, saving both time and money.