As the manager of a human resources team, you typically have your work cut out for you. At any given time, you’ll be tasked with acquiring talent, onboarding new employees, ensuring current employees are performing according to their contractual obligations – and more.
With that said, partnering with a staffing agency can be hugely beneficial to your organization as a whole. In this article, we’ll discuss three of the main reasons you should consider working with a staffing agency, with the aim of improving your organization’s operations across the board.
Three Ways Staffing Agencies Help Your HR Department
As we said, your HR department has a lot on its plate at pretty much all times.
On the one hand, this just comes with the territory. On the other hand, as the demand on your HR staff piles up, they may end up getting stretched too thin. Unfortunately, this will ultimately cause your organization as a whole to suffer.
You can alleviate these worries, though, by partnering up with a staffing agency to help out with your HR-related duties. Here’s how such agencies can help:
1) Reduced Hiring Costs
The cost of finding, hiring, and onboarding a new employee can be huge.
Not only does it cost a good amount of money to actually find and take on new employees, but it also costs your organization time, manpower, and other resources, as well.
On the surface of things, allowing a staffing agency to take care of the bulk of these duties will inherently cut down on the cost of hiring new employees. Additionally, because a good chunk of the hiring process will now be taken care of, your HR department will be able to focus on other pressing issues as they arise.
So, not only will working with a staffing agency save your company money upfront, but it will also allow your staff to be more productive in the long run, as well.
2) Improved Screening
Naturally, a professional staffing agency will supply only the highest-quality employees to its partner companies (otherwise, the agency’s reputation will surely suffer).
Because of this, your HR department can be rather confident that the employees being referred to the organization will definitely be able to handle the workload they’ll be responsible for. While you’ll still want to vet potential employees before bringing them aboard, you won’t need to be nearly as thorough as you would have had you undertaken the entire process on your own.
In turn, this allows you to all but hit the ground running when you bring a referred employee onboard, knowing that you won’t need to “keep tabs” on them nearly as much as you would have otherwise.
3) Employees On Deck
One of the major benefits of working with a staffing agency is that you’ll almost always have potential employees ready to hop on board should the need arise.
Much like we said earlier, while you could develop a talent pool of your own, this would require a lot of extra work on the part of your HR staff (again, meaning you’d need to reallocate resources that could be used elsewhere). By working with a staffing agency, you won’t need to be nearly as proactive in developing your own talent pool – the work will be taken care of for you.
Not only that, but individuals contracted through staffing agencies are typically champing at the bit for work – meaning, again, they’ll be ready to immediately get going as soon as you need them, with as little downtime as possible in between.
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