The Benefits of Outsourcing a Staffing Agency

Staffing agencies are commonly used nowadays to conduct the recruitment and selection process for organisations that don’t have the required resources in order to effectively manage the employment practices, such as time and expertise. Agencies can provide long-term contracts, temporary staffing jobs, or even candidates on a temp-to-hire basis.

Irrespective of the contract type, there are many advantages to using select staffing agencies, including employee retention, proficiency, cost, and availability of candidates.

Retention

Employers who engage recruitment agencies for selecting temporary staffing jobs have the opportunity to observe employee performance and work habits before offering them a full time position. This will reduce turnover after the trial period has been successfully completed and both the candidate and employer are happy the job will be a good fit for both parties. The use of staffing agencies for high-volume placements can make huge savings for the company associated with training costs, turnover as well as the intangible costs, such as general company morale. A company with longstanding employees has a much higher success rate than those with a high turnover rate.

Expertise

Staffing agencies often have a level of expertise that exceeds some employers’ human resources departments. Hiring employment specialists or a recruiting manager to supervise in-house HR staff could require a lengthy recruiting process to find the right employees. Employees from staffing agencies usually have a higher level of expertise related to position familiarity, previous staffing trends and practices as a result of continuous placements for similar positions. Outsourcing allows you to gain staffing industry expertise that specialise in certain fields, to fill positions such as government jobs or health care providers.

Cost

Using staffing agencies can mean businesses can allocate less funding for recruiting applicants. However, as staffing agencies oversee the entire hiring process, they also relieve employers of costs associated with pre-employment tests, drug screening and background checks. Additionally, employers save money on the adding expense of payroll processing or remuneration management. Smaller businesses find they can depend on on staffing agencies to provide them with high caliber candidates at extremely low costs.