Whether you are a seasoned business owner, human resource manager, recruiter or hiring manager, you have most likely experienced needing an extra hand to help recruit and hire the staff necessary when entering your busiest season , or see a surge in business on the horizon.  Well, the extra hand you need can be found by working with a staffing agency.

There are three main types of job placements in the staffing industry:

  • Traditional temporary, adding staff on a short-term or long-term  interim basis
  • Temporary to hire, adding staff to support a sustainable spike in business or the “try before you buy” option which allows you to reduce the risk of hiring the wrong person.
  • Direct placement, in this option the agency handles the entire hiring process; the recruitment of candidates, screenings, interviews, etc. and the client hires the final candidate.

There are many excellent reasons to partner with a staffing agency and benefit from the services they provide.  According to a survey conducted for the American Staffing Association, companies use an agency for several fundamental reasons: flexibility, access to talent and costs savings.

Flexibility:  By outsourcing to an agency you can adjust your workforce to meet your ever-changing needs.  Staffing agencies can provide employees from a wide variety of disciplines whether temporary or full time.  When you need to staff up during busy times with temporary employees, cover for an employee on vacation, or family leave or fill a vacant position, agencies offer the flexibility.

Access to first class talent:  In addition to flexibility, an agency can provide access to the exact talent pool you are trying to reach.  After all, recruiting qualified candidates is what they do. Whether recruiting for temporary positions, highly skilled or general labor positions or professionals, staffing agencies build large pools of job seekers using a variety of recruiting methods including: social media, newspapers, Employment Security Commission, job fairs, word of mouth, job fairs, etc.

Cost:  Although you will pay a service fee, using a staffing agency can actually save money in many areas that you may not have considered.  You won’t have to pay for expensive advertising, costs associated with pre-screening such as education verification, driving record, credit history, skill assessments, drug screening, complete background checks or any other means of evaluating a candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the position.  In addition, when using their temporary employee services you are not responsible for providing their worker’s compensation insurance, professional/general liability, payroll taxes and unemployment claims.

Also, if you are having difficulty with the burden of payroll, managing unemployment, worker’s compensation insurance, payroll tax liabilities, year-end employee tax documents, ACA, etc. you can outsource all of it to a staffing agency. Outsourcing this encumbrance will relieve you of the responsibilities and allow you to do what you do best —  run your business.

For more detailed information about the advantages of using staffing agency for your hiring, payroll and other human resource needs call Bradley Personnel tod