Recruiting great employees is both expensive and time consuming. However, staffing agencies, such as Boston staffing firms, offer recruitment and hiring services that provide employers with many benefits.
Staffing firms take on the time requirements of finding you great employees. They typically have large databases full of qualified employees, and based on your company’s culture and current needs, they are able to search through this database and analyze their applicants’ skills and fit.
These firms also conduct initial interviews, and many require that their applicants complete skills tests, so you should know the applicants’ strengths and weaknesses prior to interviewing them. Some firms may even offer training.
Not only is overtime pay reduced because your human resources department and managers don’t have to recruit and interview multiple candidates, but so is your overhead. Employees require health insurance, salaries, 401(k), vacation and sick pay and other benefits. However, staffing agencies pay these benefits while you are testing employees to determine if they fit in your company and have the skills you need. Your only responsibility for the temporary employees or employees you are trying out is paying for the work they complete, and their payroll is also handled by the staffing agency for a specified period of time.
Staffing agencies may have thousands or tens of thousands of applicants. This network allows these firms to staff positions quickly and choose just the right person for the job. They also offer temporary staffing for when an employee is ill or unexpectedly leaves the company. Also, if your company experiences rapid growth, new staff can be added quickly to meet your company’s needs.
Staffing firms also understand your industry and needs. They know what type of employee you need and the skillset the employee must have to meet your needs. They should also have expertise when it comes to evaluating prospective employee applications. They can identify warning signs quickly because they look over thousands of applications.
If you need to hire employees, consider the benefits of working with a staffing agency.