Advantages of Working with a Staffing Agency

Businesses, human resources departments, and hiring managers often work with staffing agencies to quickly fill open positions at their companies. Staffing agencies can procure a wide variety of employees, from entry-level workers to managers and executive positions. If your business needs a temporary, temporary-to-permanent, or direct-hire placement, there are many benefits of working with a staffing agency for your next job opening.

Save Time
Depending on the size of your business, your HR department may be plenty busy enough without the added task of finding new hires for every position that opens up. Or you may be a small company that doesn’t have an HR department or dedicated hiring manager. No matter the size of your business or the scope of your hiring needs, a good staffing partner can take care of the many steps required to obtain new employees. Posting and advertising the position, background checks, employment verification, testing and screening, checking references, mitigating legal risk—all these tasks and more can be completed by an agency, freeing you up to focus on more important day-to-day company operations.

Save Money
Hiring and training new employees can be expensive. Add in other costs like payroll taxes, insurance, workers compensation, and unemployment benefits, and it’s easy to see the advantages of having a staffing agency handle some of these details. Not to mention that a poor-performing employee can take up a large percentage of a manager’s time. And if you end up having to replace the problem staff member, the time it takes to find and train someone new amounts to even more lost hours and revenue. Hiring through an agency helps reduce turnover by vetting candidates before they even walk through your door.

Increased Flexibility
Workforces expand and contract with companies’ needs: seasonal requirements, production cycles, project-based work, and the natural ebb and flow of sales. But even if your business doesn’t have regular cyclical needs for employees, there are still times when you will need a qualified worker on short notice—unexpected leave, employee emergencies, or other unforeseen events can leave you scrambling to fill a critical position. Because agencies have a constant pipeline of available, qualified candidates, they can help place someone promptly and have you back up and running quickly.

Better Candidate Options
Have you ever been buried under a pile of resumes you received in response to a job posting? You know that only a few applicants have the skills and experience you need, but sifting through everything that comes in takes time. Using a staffing agency allows you to focus on a select few qualified candidates rather than a mountain of unqualified applicants. Once an employee is in place, you have a built-in trial period of observing their work habits and performance. If you find a great fit, you can make a temporary employee a permanent hire.

Innovative Career Resources has an extensive recruiting process that locates active professionals for your hiring and contract needs. Our highly skilled recruiting team carefully screens each applicant to find the right candidate to fit your short or long-term goals. Want to learn more about how ICR can assist with your hiring needs? Contact us today.