Many companies and organizations struggle with the task of finding the right employee to fill open positions. The hiring process is a delicate situation and one that takes time and consideration. It requires a thorough investigative function that not all companies and organizations have the time nor ability to complete.
Staffing firms are helpful to many established businesses for lots of reasons. But when is the right time to engage one? And for what reasons?
The process of hiring can be exhaustive and requires lots of resources from internal personnel. In addition, once employees are hired on, there is the additional stress of training and managing the employees. Some companies and organizations prefer to operate in a more streamlined manner. By securing the services of a staffing agency, the company in need is receiving support and management services from this staffing firm.
Before you engage a staffing firm, you should use all the resources at your disposal. Use the job boards, your internal databases, referrals, etc. It’s only wise for your bottom line to do what you can to fill the position (and still get the right person, of course). However, when you feel like you’ve exhausted all your resources, perhaps it’s time to start a conversation with a staffing agency.
Companies that partner with staffing firms have a higher level of success on average than those companies that choose to go it alone. The reason for greater success rates is most likely related to the following:
- Optimal resources
- Overall quality delivery outcome
Staffing firms pride themselves on accuracy and staying motivated to seek and find the right employee for the company or organization in need. They understand that providing a specific service to a company or organization will help both the employee and the company adapt more quickly, which will allow for work to be accomplished at a higher rate. Securing a staffing firm to help address staffing needs within your company or organization is a great resource to help you acquire the right people for your job(s) and ultimately, help your bottom line.
So the question you must ask yourself is: Is it time for us to engage a staffing firm?