Every year brings a new set of challenges for HR managers, and 2015 is no exception. Employers are faced with the task of finding qualified workers and retaining the best talent for their field. There’s also the challenge of replacing the retiring baby boomers and attracting the millennials who are taking over the workforce by storm.
So can hiring managers grab some magic pixie dust and make all of their hiring challenges disappear? Unless your name is Tinkerbell, the answer is no. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Staffing agencies can take the sting out of the challenges that companies face when it comes to the hiring process.
From the A.R. Mazzotta team and two of our favorite talent blogs from LinkedIn and CareerBuilder, here are 5 reasons why you need a staffing agency:
REASON #1: They have deep networks and can find talent fast.
Staffing agencies have extensive networks of candidates. Combine that with their use of the best HR technology and tools and they have the advantage of quickly finding and hiring the best talent that’s out there.
REASON #2: They understand real job needs.
Staffing agencies are industry specialists who not only have an intimate understanding of job needs across many different industries, but also have a thorough understanding of the needs of hiring managers.
REASON #3: They offer guarantee periods.
Reputable staffing agencies offer longer guarantee periods and replacement contracts that offer full protection for the employer if a particular hire doesn’t work out.
REASON #4: They have valuable experience and insight.
Recruiting specialists are in the hiring trenches daily. They truly know the ins and outs of all HR processes – like whether an employer is over or underpaying, if they’re spending too much or not enough time on the interview process, or if they’re not interviewing the right number of candidates.
REASON #5: They’re flexible.
Most staffing agencies are flexible with what they offer. Many provide a wide range of placement services: direct hire, temporary/contract staffing, or temp-to-hire. With more and more workers taking on non-traditional employment that doesn’t fit the Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 mold, employers can find it very beneficial to work with a staffing agency that can provide a diverse mix of candidates for both temporary and permanent, long-term positions.
There are many more reasons why working with a staffing agency can be a smart choice. If you could use some assistance in a certain area of your hiring process, let’s talk. Learn more about A.R. Mazzotta here.