Not too long ago, we posted a basic introduction to staffing services and why they can be invaluable as a resource for employers. If you missed that post or need a refresher, click here. That was a great step-by-step as to how staffing services function, but now let’s start really digging into the advantages at a practical level so you can see the immediate benefits. When it comes to using a service to find employees, what’s in it for you?
Save HOURS of your valuable time
Time. Something that no one ever seems to have enough of. If you’ve ever had to hire an employee, then you likely know how quickly the minutes and hours can add up! You have to create and finalize the job description, post/advertise the job, review resumes, coordinate interviews, check backgrounds, field phone/email inquiries, and contact references. And those are just the basic steps! Sometimes the process has more complications. If you’re already swamped, adding this to your plate could seem like an impossibility.
When using a staffing service, they take over from the moment they have all the information about the job duties, requirements, and necessary qualifications. The resumes you see will be of qualified candidates who have already been screened and evaluated, saving you tons of time in resume reviewing. Plus, staffing services even handle references! Save yourself the trouble and let someone else contend with the phone calls, voicemails, and the infamous game of telephone tag that are an inevitable part of the reference check process.
Also important and time consuming are the background checks. And besides being time consuming, they can be particularly challenging for smaller business who may have limited resources at their fingertips. Many small employers don’t have need to run regular background checks so they don’t maintain subscriptions to companies that run them. So what is the best way to proceed? You guessed it! Let a staffing service handle your hiring process. Running background checks is just another day in the life of a staffing service associate, and it’s off your to-do list in the blink of an eye. And yet another added bonus is the fact that legal liability of background checks is on the staffing service–not on you, the client. The perks just keep adding up!
Expand your pool of resources
Naturally, most employers want to obtain the highest caliber possible when it comes to the applicants they recruit. Unfortunately, doing so can require posting on multiple sites, placing numerous costly ads. Not only are they expensive but also very time consuming to manage.
Once again, your local friendly staffing service comes to the rescue. First, they have a database chock full of fabulous candidates who want to work with your company. A HUGE resource! Second, staffing services typically have subscriptions to the major job search sites. So not only do they have their database but they also have access to thousands of applicants just in case you need more. The staffing service can post your job and they can search resumes on the job sites to maximize the number of qualified candidates. This gigantic pool of resources is automatically available when you work with a staffing service. Why bother squandering your time and money on this process when someone else can do all the work for you?
These are just a few of the many benefits you receive when working with a staffing service. Not surprisingly, the list actually goes on! Check back soon for more benefits of hiring your next employee through a staffing service.
Staffing Challenges and Perceptions Survey 2012
If you have ever used or are thinking of using a staffing services, please take a moment to complete this survey! The feedback will be part of a huge survey and will very much help us and other staffing services to improve the service we offer to our clients. Thank you in advance!