Staffing firms offer a long list of benefits to both those searching for the perfect position and the companies looking to hire. For candidates, a staffing firm can provide the peace of mind of knowing someone else is on your side and dedicated to finding the perfect position for your desires and skill levels. For companies looking to hire, staffing firms have relationships with candidates and can help ensure you’re making the right choice when it comes to filling those difficult positions.
Most staffing firms offer pre-employment screening and also screen candidates’ skill levels. For the candidate, this means that the staffing firm knows everything you have to offer. For companies, this takes some of the pressure off because someone else is doing the leg work. Pre-employment and skills screenings allow staffing firms to quickly know which of their potential candidates is going to get the job done. This relieves pressure on the hiring company and prevents some of the adverse effects from a wrong hire.
Many companies don’t have the time or resources to thoroughly screen every potential candidate. Many staffing companies go a step further, ensuring that everything on the candidate’s resume is a fit for your company, down to assessing how proficient the candidate is in the technical and other skills listed on his resume.
A quality staffing firm has a low internal turnover, meaning that both candidates and hiring companies can build a relationship with an account manager. As these long-term relationships grow, the account manager, candidates and hiring companies learn more about each other, allowing the staffing firm to quickly make the right connection.
Long-term relationships are invaluable, especially with a staffing firm account manager. Because they have taken the time to get to know your desires, skills and personality, the connections made become more focused on finding the right person for the company AND the position, not simply placing someone based on skill alone.
For both candidates and hiring companies, one of the key benefits of working with a staffing firm is that the staffing firm has a larger pool of both candidates and potential positions. Because most staffing firms are dedicated to one or a couple of industries, they are able to quickly match prospects with each other. No more wading through job boards looking for a position — or looking at resumes that don’t fit your position; the staffing firm is already on it.
Working with a staffing firm offers both sides an assortment of key benefits, allowing for ideal connections. A staffing firm can make the job-seeking or hiring processes less painful and less time consuming for both parties.