To fill your open employment positions with the best employees for the jobs, you need much time and human resources. From reviewing resumes to interviewing candidates, it can take you hours to find a new employee and an estimated 30-45 days according to the American Staffing Associates.
However, staffing agencies understand the hiring process better than anyone. By finding employees for you, they free up your time and help replace employees faster with quality hires. Staffing agencies are also uniquely qualified to help both you and your new employee experience a great fit. With thousands of possible candidates with varying levels of experience and skill, staffing agencies can quickly weed through resumes to find the person you need.
Staffing agencies can handle all aspects of the hiring process, save you hours and hours of time. Take a look at all the parts of the process that a staffing agency can complete for you.
Staffing firms have hundreds to thousands of resumes on file. The first step in the employment process is to identify the candidates they already have who may be a good fit for the role. If you as an employer handled this step of the process, you would need to post the job then weed through hundreds of resumes that hit your inbox. Many of the applicants would be unqualified, wasting your time. In this initial step, a staffing agency can save you tons of emails as well as between three to six hours of work hours.
The interview process can also be lengthy, from offering the interviews to candidates and scheduling them, to the actual hour or so each one takes. After each interview, you will also need to go over your notes and make a judgment about each candidate. If you conduct phone interviews, this can take even more time. Overall, the interview process can take between 10 and 20 hours depending on the number of candidates you consider.
Staffing agencies save you this time while also interviewing more candidates than you may have interviewed. Experienced interviewers at staffing agencies also know what to look for in candidate’s answers to determine what kind of employee they are.
Selecting the Right Candidate
In addition to interviews, staffing agencies can also put candidates through skills testing and aptitude testing to verify that candidates have what it takes to do the job well. After the interview and testing process is complete, they help you select the candidate with the right skills, experience, and attitude to fit your company. Overall, the final review of candidates could take you two to four hours without a staffing agency.
Required Employment Testing
After deciding on the right candidate, staffing agencies can also handle any testing necessary for the position, including background checks and drug testing. This testing takes the strain off of your Human Resources team or gives you easier access to testing services. Overall, this could save you an additional one to three hours of time.
By working with a staffing agency, you free up your time to run your business. You also shorten the time it takes to fill open positions, more quickly relieving any strain your current employees are feeling. Whether you need holiday staff, temporary hires or full-time employees, you can trust staffing agencies to deliver the right employee for your needs quickly.