January 2, 2018 Lauren Gallagher

For Employers – The Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency

Facing challenges against hiring? Considering working with a staffing agency? The goal of any organization is to continually move the business forward. Getting bogged down in the hiring process shouldn’t be a hindrance. While it may not be a fit for every company, there are many benefits to using a staffing agency. At the end of the day, a staffing company should be your ally and partner, with your best interests in mind.

Noteworthy stats:

  • 9 out of 10 people said the positions they secured through a staffing firm made them more employable.
  • The staffing industry has been creating more job opportunities over the last 3 years than any other single industry in the country.
  • U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.3 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2015, up 2.6% from 2014. (ASA).

Agencies work on a variety of candidate placements

The term “staffing agency” may be synonymous with day labor or short-term/”temp” work to a lot of people. While some recruiting firms do focus on these kinds of placements, it doesn’t pertain to the industry as a whole. There are agencies that strictly recruit high-level IT candidates on a long-term contract basis, for example, and others that offer a variety of options from contract work to full-time placement. Whatever kind of candidate(s) you’re looking to hire, it is likely there is an agency that is proficient in that type of role.

They free up time so you can focus on the Business

One of the main benefits of using a staffing agency is the time savings.  Searching for qualified candidates can be a job in and of itself. Additionally, the people that you bring on to the team can help with the workload if employees are feeling stretched. According to The Houston Chronicle, “Staffing agencies often have a level of expertise that far exceeds some employers’ human resources departments. Hiring recruiters, employment specialists and an employment or recruiting manager to supervise staff could require a lengthy recruiting period to find qualified employees.”

It takes the burden off the employer

All told, it costs less to hire temporary workers. The staffing agency pays for benefits and tackles any human resource related issues. They also handle terminations and back-fills. On the permanent side, candidates are employed directly by the client company. The agency is often still responsible for finding a replacement, should the candidate not work out within a given period of time. Additionally, staffing agencies can be a strong resource in finding a “diamond in the rough”. Candidates for more obscure or high-level roles take a lengthier search and more of your time.

Temporary employees often learn a new skill set

For contract employees, a temporary assignment is a great way to learn a new skill set. This is a mutually beneficial relationship with the client. They’re  able to employ the temporary workers as long as it makes sense for the business. Once their contract is up, they may have a better chance of securing a permanent opportunity where they can continue to learn and grow. Additionally, the employer may decide that they want to bring an employee on full-time.

Hopefully, these benefits of using a staffing agency help are helpful in your decision. The staffing industry continues to grow and suits today’s job market. If you are considering working with a staffing firm for either temporary or permanent placements, contact TruPath. Our experienced recruiters are well versed in a variety of industries and truly personalize the process.