When an organization’s hiring strategy needs some help, they often turn to the expertise of a staffing firm. They can offer many benefits like time and cost savings, greater employee retention, peace of mind, to name a few. Here are 7 ways that a CT staffing agency can meet your hiring needs:
1 – Help with Job Posting & Resume Screening
Most job posting and resume screening services are designed for organizations that want to keep their hiring functions in-house, but don’t have the time to effectively advertise their current job openings and carefully review resumes.
At A.R. Mazzotta, we post your jobs on multiple boards and search engines; review and evaluate each resume and only present the top candidates to you; and retain all resumes for your exclusive use.
2 – Help with Skills Assessments
If an organization wants to keep their hiring function in-house but they lack the time or resources to manage their pre-employment testing, a staffing agency can help. A CT staffing agency like A.R. Mazzotta offers interactive and behavioral assessments that help evaluate a candidate’s skill level in several categories.
Some agencies also offer online training services that organizations can take advantage of to help with employee job performance. A.R. Mazzotta offers training for a variety of popular software.
3 – Temp/Contract Staffing Services
As workforce demands become more complex, it’s a smart move for an organization to work with a CT staffing agency that offers a comprehensive mix of staffing services, from temporary/contract staffing to permanent, direct hire services.
There are many reasons why an organization might need temporary staffing. It comes in handy during peak production periods or for special projects. It can also be a lifesaver for scaling back on an employee’s overtime hours and lessening the stress of a heavy workload.
With A.R. Mazzotta’s temporary/contract staffing services, we perform in-person interviews with each candidate and screen, test and reference-check all employees. We assume payroll responsibility including federal/state withholding and unemployment taxes. We also assume workers’ compensation insurance costs and provide temp/contract staff with a benefits package.
4 – Recruiting for Direct Hire
If an employer has a permanent position they’ve tried to fill with little success, or they’ve experienced high employee turnover within a certain position, using the direct hire recruiting services of a CT staffing agency can be beneficial.
Direct hire recruiting with the help of a staffing agency gives an employer access to a larger candidate pool, including passive candidates. It’s also a time saver. The heavy lifting is put in the hands of the staffing agency – job postings, candidate screenings and interviews. Only the top candidates are carefully selected and presented to the employer for consideration.
5 – A Better Talent Pool
An experienced, successful CT staffing agency will have a quality database of top talent to work from when helping place employees in your organization. But beware of staffing agencies that rely solely on their candidate database when placing talent. An agency should also conduct targeted searches outside of their database and extend their search to passive candidates.
6 – Faster Hiring
For some organizations, the hiring process for new employees can take several weeks – sometimes months. And when the job market is good, candidates have the upper hand, which makes the hiring process even more challenging.
A staffing firm can help significantly shorten the time between job interview and job offer. They’ll take on candidate screenings, interviews, background checks, presentation of offer, and negotiations. They’ll seamlessly keep the hiring process moving forward so you don’t have to.
7 – Satisfaction Guarantee
If an employer isn’t happy with a recent placement, the staffing agency shouldn’t be, either. A good staffing agency will take all the steps needed to gain a clear understanding of your hiring needs, so they’re sure to make a successful placement.
Some agencies (A.R. Mazzotta included) guarantee their direct hires with a comprehensive six-month replacement guarantee that offers 100% protection for the first 90 days.