Now that 2017 is in the rearview mirror, now is as good a time as any to look at your business processes and see where you can make changes to improve efficiency. For starters, when was the last time you looked at your recruitment processes? Are they getting you the best talent out there? Have your recruits actually stuck around?
If you answered no, it may be time to consider working with a staffing agency heading into the new year. Staffing agencies offer the most efficient way to find candidates who aren’t just qualified for a role but are actually a contextual fit for that position and the company that offers it.
If you’re still not convinced, below are four reasons to partner with a staffing agency like The Reserves Network this year:
Access to Passive Candidates
Staffing agencies can connect your company with passive candidates, or people who already have jobs but are still open to opportunities. Agency consultants talk to candidates every day, some of whom are employed but might be waiting for the right opportunity (or employer) to come along.
Holistic Understanding of Candidates
Working with an agency will help you attract candidates whose motivations align with what your company is doing or offers to workers. Often, candidates will say what they think hiring managers want to hear in a job interview, largely because they only have one chance to win a job. In contrast, agencies build relationships with candidates, which means they get to understand what makes them tick, what their motivations are, and what they’re looking for in an employer.
It’s not exactly a secret that the recruitment process takes time. Aside from having to interview several busy candidates, you have to consider each level of the recruitment process, including sorting through applications, conducting phone screenings, reference checking, and interviews. An agency takes care of all these processes, allowing you to focus on running your business and onboarding recruits.
Fill Up Temporary Positions Right Away
If your company often has a need for temp jobs (especially during the holidays), staffing agencies offer a way to fill these positions ASAP. With their database of candidates ready to start right away, these agencies can provide a shortlist of potential recruits for temp jobs of any length of time.
Note that these are just a few of the many benefits offered by staffing agencies. For more actionable insights on recruitment workforce management, get in touch with the staffing services experts of The Reserves Network. Call our offices to learn more about our recruitment and talent management solutions.