Why do companies use a staffing service? You may think it’s to find great people quickly. You also may think it’s to save money. You might guess that it’s to find workers to cover for illness, vacations, maternity leaves.
And you’d be correct on all counts.
But the primary reason a company should use a staffing service? To find great people you normally wouldn’t be able to find on short notice, when you need them.
Let us explain.
Staffing firms such as the Professional Staffing Group have their arms around an area’s hiring trends. Firms such as ours know where the best talent is. In addition, it’s our job to know what the going rates for particular skill sets are in our region.
Yet, most importantly for you, we have quick access to talent that you may not possess.
You needn’t take our word for it. The American Staffing Association (ASA) itself states that the “staffing industry’s unique access to a wide range of workers is one of the essential benefits it offers clients. By working with staffing firms, HR professionals can quickly find individuals with specific skill sets or hard-to-find work experience.”
In addition – and we know this is critical for our clients – we can find these talented workers for you and bring them to you only for as long as you need them. If you need, for example, an IT support professional for your law firm for a week or six months, we will source, vet and place an individual with the exact skills you need quickly and cost effectively.
The U.S. Department of Labor substantiates this idea. A 2007 report by the department found “employers that have flexibility in adjusting labor requirements to meet product and service demands have a competitive edge over those with less flexible human resources policies.”
By partnering with a staffing firm, your HR department according to the ASA, will be able to “respond quickly to changing business needs without burdening a company with excessive head count or unnecessary legal exposure.”
In addition, firms such as ours can help a company find workers with skills that normally aren’t on a firm’s radar. The aforementioned IT professional for a legal firm, for example. A marketing pro for a medical practice. A graphic design company in need of an accountant. And so on.
What’s more, should a worker a staffing firm finds not be a great fit, the company can find another individual quickly and cost effectively. Just try that on your own after culling through dozens of resumes, interviews and the time spent onboarding a new hire!
The Professional Staffing Group has been helping Jackson-area companies and workers find each other since 1994. We source skilled and reliable professionals for your firm’s temporary and direct-hire staffing needs. Contact us today.