As a business owner or hiring manager, you’ve probably been through the lengthy process of trying to fill an open position at your company. From crafting and posting the job description to vetting and interviewing candidates, the whole ordeal is not only time-consuming but expensive when you consider the lost productivity of everyone involved. Working with a staffing agency can eliminate much of the stress and wasted time during the hiring process, yielding highly qualified candidates and a greater return on your investment. Here are three excellent reasons you should consider working with a staffing agency to find your next hire.
Saves You Time and Money
Have you ever tried adding up the hours you and your team spend searching for a candidate? You probably start by getting input from department heads and managers to craft the job description, then take time to post it on various career websites. Once you start receiving responses, you may work alone or with an HR specialist to screen applicants and perform background checks. After weeks of sifting through resumes, you try to find open slots in your team’s busy schedules to interview the likeliest candidates by phone and in person. Multiply that by the 20 or 50 or even 100 candidates you have to screen just to find one worth calling back for a second interview. All of that time translates to lost productivity and even lost profit. A staffing agency, on the other hand, saves you from all that hassle and wasted time of screening and interviewing huge numbers of random applicants.
Recruiters Can Connect With Talent
While you might know a few people who would be a great fit for your company, there’s a whole slew of talented individuals out there that you don’t even know about and can’t connect with. Recruiters have the ability to reach out to these people on a professional level and present your company and the job posting in the most flattering light. They have access to vast networks of qualified applicants and they know exactly the right channels in which to advertise your position. Recruiters also have their finger on the pulse of potential job candidates. These experienced candidates are currently employed and are not actively job hunting, but they might be open to the right opportunity. With the help of a recruiter, you’ll reach many more qualified candidates than you would have by merely posting a job opening on your website or on a job board.
Recruiters Present Only The Best
When you work with a staffing agency, their recruiters make it a priority to understand your company, your culture, and the specifics of the job opening. They take on the entire burden of pre-screening applicants, conducting initial interviews, and checking references. As a result, you’ll only be presented with the best possible candidates. If any candidates are lacking important qualifications, don’t have stellar references, or can’t pass a background check, you can be sure your recruiter will remove them from consideration and you won’t have to waste a moment on them. You’ll only meet and interview the best possible candidates for the position at hand. Your recruiter can even screen candidates for cultural fit, ensuring the best match for your team and your company.
A good staffing agency specializes in cultivating lasting relationships not only with job seekers but also with businesses and employers. They’ll be there for you whether it’s your first hire or your fiftieth hire, and they’ll get to know your company as it grows and evolves. Contact us if you’d like to learn how Bishop & Company can help you address your hiring needs.