Employers don’t have to go it alone when it comes to their hiring their workforce. In fact, using the support of an outside party, like an employment agency, can deliver big benefits – cost savings, time savings, expertise, better candidate matches and better hires.
Because of the benefits they offer, it’s no surprise that the use of employment agencies here in the U.S. is on the rise. Here are 5 ways that a CT employment agency can help support your organization’s hiring needs.
Direct Hire Placement
When an employer has a long-term, permanent position to fill, a direct hire makes sense. When a staffing agency provides direct hire placement services, they manage the recruitment and hiring process. Once an offer is made and accepted, the new hire is placed on the employer’s payroll.
There are many steps an employment agency should take to gain a solid understanding of your hiring needs. The more custom-tailored their process is, the better the chance of successful hire. This goes not only for direct hires, but for any hire the agency is helping support.
Hiring one or several temporary or contract workers is a good way to manage peak production periods or access special skills for a certain project. Temp/contract staffing can also help alleviate employee burnout from busy workloads while cutting overtime costs and keeping critical production schedules moving.
At A.R. Mazzotta, we conduct in-person interviews with each temp/contract candidate, followed by screening, testing and reference checks. We assume responsibility for payroll, including federal/state withholding and unemployment taxes and we also insure every employee. We also assume workers’ comp insurance costs and provide qualifying staff with a benefits package. All this takes a lot of work off our client’s plate.
A temp-to-hire staffing solution allows an employer to test the waters and evaluate a candidate’s job performance while the employee is on the employment agency’s payroll. This gives the employer time to make sure their candidate is good fit before extending an offer for a permanent position.
Temp-to-hire employees should be subject to the same screening process as other temp employees and candidates. Agencies should also conduct additional pre-employment screenings and background checks as needed per the employer’s company policies.
Resume Screening & Interviewing
Resume screening, interviewing and reference checking are critical hiring responsibilities that can require a lot of hours and manpower. But employers can lessen their workload by bringing an employment agency on board to handle this work.
A.R. Mazzotta job posting and resume screening services are designed for companies and HR departments that want to keep their hiring functions in-house but don’t have adequate time or resources to promote their current openings and review resumes. We’ll post your job on relevant job boards and search engine, then review each resume – only presenting you with the top candidates. We’ll also retain all received resumes for your exclusive use.
Training services offered by an employment agency can help boost employee job knowledge and performance. Most agencies typically offer free training to candidates for a wide range of popular software platforms. The type of training offered will vary from agency to agency.
A.R. Mazzotta is always growing our training services, which are offered online or can be done at a company workstation or at one of our CT offices. Some training can also be emailed to a candidate for completion. Once training is done, test scores will determine if more training is needed. This ensures employers are getting a capable hire with the right skill set.
If your organization could use support with any of the services discussed above, contact A.R. Mazzotta. With multiple CT locations and over 45 years of experience in the staffing industry, we can get you on the path to more effective, successful hiring.