According to the American Staffing Association, this April, 2.91 million people are employed by staffing companies. That’s a whole lot of people.
Why do companies hire staffing companies and what are the benefits in doing so?
It’s pretty simple. Staffing companies usually always have a specific area of expertise that makes them very focused and specialized in a certain area or industry. Hiring a staffing company that knows your business will make all the difference. This means they know the ins and outs of certain positions and can anticipate your company’s needs. They become a strategic partner that assists you in evaluating your talent needs based on industry trends and your current situation. Do you want a staffing company focused on accounting talent to find you an editor? No way. Do you want TeamPeople focused on finding you an accountant? I don’t think so. When it comes to recruiting, hiring, and managing technical and creative media staff, we’re the people for the job, but that’s because it's our area, we live and breathe it.
Staffing companies have a vetted database of professionals they have previously placed that have a known record for success. So it’s not just any candidate filling a seat, it’s the right candidate with the right skills with a proven track record. This part is key and oftentimes overlooked.
I know what you’re thinking. “How can a staffing company save me money?” But it’s true, staffing companies usually take care of the entire recruiting/ hiring process. That means no more expensive job postings, background, and personality checks. The employer will also save money in areas of payroll processing and benefits administration because the staffing company generally takes care of that too. TeamPeople even takes care of training and transitioning employees so that staff are highly knowledgeable and cross-trained. These are the types of costs that can really change the game.
It always seems as though you need to fill a position in a time crunch, but since you may not have the time, resources, or expertise, you end up hiring someone who fills some of the checkboxes for certain skills you are looking for but isn’t the best choice. Staffing companies, however, because of their massive databases, can fill positions quickly with qualified candidates that have the unique skill sets and prerequisites you require. It is also their sole concentration and focus, so while you have your normal job to do on top of finding a qualified candidate, staffing companies can focus on just this aspect alone.
5. Reduced Risk
You get the talent you want and they report to you, but you don’t have to worry about workman’s comp, payroll taxes, or unemployment claims. You are safe from it all.
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