If your organization is having trouble finding the people you need or if you find yourself with fluctuating coverage needs, you may want to consider using a staffing agency to turbocharge your hiring process and available employee pool.
There are a number of advantages to using a staffing agency:
1. Cost savings
Staffing agencies can help companies save money by handling recruiting, hiring, and payroll processes. Some agencies, like us, will also provide employee benefits for full time employees.
2. Time savings
Staffing agencies can save companies time by handling the recruiting and hiring process, allowing you and your team to focus on core business operations. And, staffing agencies are very experienced at interviewing candidates to quickly find the best match for your needs.
Staffing agencies have a large network of potential candidates, which can increase the chances of finding the right person for the job.
Staffing agencies have a team of recruiters who are experts in identifying and placing the right candidates in the right jobs. By knowing the ins and outs of the industry, they’ll be able to make sure you get what you need.
Staffing agencies can provide temporary, temp-to-perm, and permanent staffing solutions, which can help companies respond to unforeseen changes in workload or business needs.
6. Reduced legal and compliance risk
Staffing agencies handle the legal and compliance aspects of the hiring process, which can help companies reduce their risk of non-compliance with various laws and regulations.
At Arbor Associates, we realize that compliance is the key to effective risk management for you and for us. We adhere to various laws, regulations, and best practices, including the ACA, federal and state DOL regulations and rules, background record check requirements, skills and other assessment testing, and more.
We also work with our clients to maximize workplace safety, participate in incident reporting and investigation, provide ongoing performance management, and apply stringent quality assurance practices.
For the above reasons, a staffing agency can add tremendous value to you, your organization and team, and your clients. Now that you see all the benefits a staffing agency can provide, you may wonder how to optimize the partnership.
Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your partnership with a staffing agency:
1. Identify your needs
Clearly define the job requirements, qualifications, and experience needed for the position you’re trying to fill.
2. Choose the right agency
Research and select a reputable staffing agency specializing in your industry and has experience placing candidates in similar roles.
3. Establish a partnership
Communicate your needs and expectations to the agency and work together to develop a customized staffing plan that fits your specific needs.
4. Screen and interview candidates
The staffing agency will present a pool of qualified candidates for you to interview and evaluate.
5. Select a candidate
Once you have selected a candidate, the staffing agency will handle the hiring process, including conducting background checks and employment verification.
The staffing agency will work with you to onboard the new employee and ensure they are trained and integrated into your company.
7. Ongoing support
The staffing agency will continue to work with you to ensure the new employee is a good fit and will provide ongoing support and communication throughout the duration of the employment.
Continuous evaluation of the partnership with the agency is essential to ensure the agency is meeting your expectations and that the process is working effectively for your organization.