Staffing and recruitment businesses are not what they used to be. Many businesses used to consider temporary staff exclusively as a tool for filling last-minute gaps in their workforce (i.e., employee absenteeism, vacation, extended leave, etc.), often for entry-level roles. But not anymore.
Staffing agencies today deliver high-caliber people for temporary, contract-to-hire, and full-time roles at all levels and departments of a company. When combined with an efficient overall talent acquisition strategy, collaborating with a staffing business may significantly improve an organization’s efficiency and profitability.
We address five common misconceptions about dealing with staffing agencies and recruiting organisations in this article.
Myth #1: “They’re too expensive.”
Fact: Your company should just save money by partnering with employment agencies and recruiting organisations. Staffing agencies may drastically lower labour expenditures by helping you to better match your employees to your workload.
They may also assist you in eliminating overtime costs, lowering benefit costs, and streamlining HR administration. When you need to hire a full-time employee, you may take use of a staffing firm’s recruitment skills and economies of scale to swiftly and affordably find the right people.
Myth #2: “All temporary employees are entry level.”
Fact: Temporary workers are now found in almost every field, and they increasingly include highly trained experts. Professional jobs, such as healthcare, information technology, accounting/finance, creative/marketing, HR, and executive-level professionals, are among the fastest-growing areas of the staffing business. Staffing businesses may provide on-demand knowledge for mission-critical tasks at a fraction of the expense of engaging a consultant.
Myth #3: “You can’t hire a good employee through a staffing firm.”
Fact: To assure the quality of the personnel they offer, staffing agencies utilize rigorous screening, interviewing, skills testing, and background / reference check processes. And, unlike a candidate you find on your own, a candidate from a hiring service comes with a guarantee.
Myth #4: “Staffing agencies only provide ‘temps.'”
Today’s staffing providers provide a wide range of services that may be tailored to your workforce requirements, including temporary assistance, direct hiring, temp-to-hire, contract staffing, and payroll services. Many staffing organisations also provide more strategic staff management solutions, such as on-site monitoring and vendor management systems.
Myth #5: “Temps are only good for ‘fill-ins.”
Organizations commonly utilise temporary and contract employees to give extra help at busy periods, staff specific short-term projects, access specialist skills, and evaluate talent for permanent roles, in addition to filling in for vacations and sickness.