8 Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency
When running a business, you may find yourself having to fill contracts, urgent working positions, or seasonal positions. This may take a lot of time out of your day, which you could be spending working on other important tasks within your business.
Working with a staffing agency may help you lighten the workload when trying to fill positions, doing the hard work for you.
8 Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency
To find the right job, it helps to know exactly what you want first. Outline your career goals both immediate and long-term. Include some companies that you know, would possibly like to work for, people you’d like to work with, and what you’d like to learn.
1. Ability to access specialized skills and roles for a short period
Your current team only has a certain amount of capacity and skills. If you need to fill a position that requires skills or knowledge that your current team doesn’t have, working with a staffing agency is beneficial.
Staffing agencies will be able to bring in temporary employees with the necessary skills for the project without the commitment of finding them another position after that project has wrapped up.
2. Ability to balance resource needs that aren’t constant or long-term
Going along with the previous benefit. If your company doesn’t contain the necessary skills for a position, working with a staffing agency can provide you with the necessary resources to fill a short-term or temporary position. Giving you more flexibility to reallocate your resources elsewhere.
3. A faster method to acquire employees without the hassle
Hiring new employees comes with mounds of paperwork. Whether it’s financial documents, wage notices, or tax information, the human resources department has its hands full when bringing new employees on.
A staffing agency will take away this responsibility, doing the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to worry about it whenever you’re bringing a new employee on your team.
4. Avoid ACA limits
A company with more than 50 employees must provide health insurance for its workers. If the company is below that threshold, then it may be difficult to provide employees with these benefits.
A staffing agency will lift this weight off your shoulders. They’ll provide candidates with health benefits while they work for you.
5. Access to a larger talent pool
Staffing agencies are always recruiting, meaning candidates are always lined up wherever needed. This allows you to have access to a larger pool of talented, short-term workers, for positions that aren’t necessarily career-focused.
6. Avoids reputation issues within your company
Keeping a solid reputation for a company can be difficult. One mistake with an employee can ruin years of trust and reliability within your organization. Since staffing agencies’ workers aren’t your employees necessarily, you won’t have to worry about lay-offs, firings, or other unfavored situations.
7. Provide experienced trainers for on-the-job training
Getting your staff trained in and ready to work can be a long and strenuous process. If you can get a short-term employee from a staffing agency, you’ll be able to use their knowledge and expertise to help train your current full-time employees if needed. Saving you money, time, and resources on training your existing employees.
8. Avoid fear of firing
Firing employees is not a pleasurable task for anyone. However, contract employees don’t need a position that will carry them to their retirement, they only need a position until the contract has expired. Knowing this, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing you don’t have to worry about long-term commitments with every employee.
Working with a staffing agency will provide you with the means to run your business successfully. Without the stress of finding qualified candidates, filling out their paperwork, and not having to worry about long-term benefits, you can turn your focus to other important matters within your business.
Our extensive time in the industry provides clients with an unparalleled depth of experience. Strom’s overriding goal is to provide employers with powerful and reliable contract or temporary workers to give their business a boost in productivity.
Strom Engineering is a national staffing and recruitment agency, with a particular focus on manufacturing, engineering, assembly, and other trade positions. We match skilled candidates to temporary or project staffing positions. Learn more about how it works and check out our case studies for more information.