If you’ve never used a staffing firm before and are considering it, you may be a bit lost when it comes to the details or asking yourself questions. Will it work? Is it worth my time and investment? How do I choose? How does a staffing firm work?
You’re not alone, but the answers to these — and other — questions are simple. Many staffing firms work within a specific field, such as Accounting and Finance. Depending on the position you’re looking to fill or the type of company you’re hiring for, the right staffing firm can help you find not only someone who is qualified for your open position, but someone who will fit your company’s profile.
The art of the staffing firm is to match people with careers. It sounds simple enough, but dedicated staffing firms allow both the job candidate and the hiring company to work with someone who is dedicated to making the right connection. A staffing agent gets to know the candidates and the open position, ensuring that not only will your company get a qualified person, but there is a greater possibility of finding a candidate whose personality and past experience fits with the job.
Turn Down the Pressure
The best staffing firms don’t simply have the resumes of candidates; they perform skill-matching assessments and pre-employment screenings. This opens up the possibilities for you while freeing up some of your much-needed time and energy.
Hiring a staffing firm takes some of the pressure off of you, the hiring company. This is particularly true in the case of hard-to-fill positions. In many cases, the hiring company becomes nearly desperate to fill these types of positions, often ending up with the wrong hire. A staffing firm allows you to hire a professional to seek out the right candidate through thorough candidate researching and experience in the field. Risk is also reduced because the hiring is in the hands of the firm, not you.
Hiring a staffing firm can save your company time, energy and money by allowing the firm to find the perfect candidate, essentially reducing the risk of hiring the wrong person and the adverse effects from such a hire.