Running a company is hard work. There are never enough hours in the day, so something has to give. Right now, you’re trying to decide whether to concentrate your efforts on retention or hiring, which are both equally important.
Instead of letting one go by the wayside, divide and conquer. Dedicate your time to retention and team up with a staffing agency to fulfill your hiring needs. You have everything to gain from this partnership, so find a great local recruiter and get to work.
4 Reasons to Partner With a Local Staffing Agency
- Save Time
Managing a hiring process is a full-time job in itself, but you already have one of those. Instead of spreading yourself too thin trying to do it all, leave the hiring to your recruiter. This will give you more time to focus on your existing team, which is necessary to keep them happy and engaged. The last thing you want is to drive current staffers away, because they feel neglected and unappreciated.
- Improve the Quality of Your Hires
When you post a job online, you’re only reaching a limited audience, but your company deserves better. Recruiters maintain candidate selection pools filled with both active and passive job seekers. This is your only way to reach the latter, so trying to hire on your own could cause you to miss out on the best employee your company has ever had.
- Cut Costs
Being short-staffed places a huge burden on your team and your bottom line. Employees are forced to work overtime to pick up the slack, and this adds up fast. When you partner with a recruiter, they can set you up with temporary staffers who will fill in until you’ve found a full-time replacement.
- Fill Openings Faster
The average time-to-fill is 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Human Capital Benchmarking Report. During this time, your existing staffers will take on pertinent tasks associated with vacant positions, but much of the work will just pile up waiting for the new hire.
Of course, if you’re working with a staffing agency, your time-to-fill will likely be significantly less. Recruiters might already have the ideal person waiting in the wings, and if not, getting your open position filled is their full-time job. Hiring goes a whole lot faster when a skilled professional is dedicated to the case.
StaffMasters is here to handle your recruiting, screening, selection and staffing management, so you can focus on retaining your top talent. We’ll deliver the Carolinas’ best professionals to your doorstep every time, so contact us today to discuss a partnership!