Several factors are limiting access to talent and making recruitment difficult. There’s a general decline in the size of the labor force due to an increase in retirements in older generations, younger generations entering the market more slowly, and pandemic-related exits that didn’t lead to re-entries. Additionally, issues relating to skill gaps are common in many industries, making it difficult to find suitable talent even if candidates apply.
Currently, a wide variety of companies are experiencing significant hiring struggles due to the pervasive labor shortage. Fortunately, it’s possible to overcome many of these struggles.
Here’s a look at how a staffing company can help you overcome the labor shortage.
Robust, Vetted Talent Pools
Staffing companies maintain vast talent pools filled with candidates by continuously recruiting in-demand professionals. Recruiters aim to engage all job seekers – both active and passive – with the potential to meet a need, using communication to keep candidates interested and open to opportunities.
Additionally, staffing firms spend time vetting every job seeker. As a result, the recruiters have an in-depth understanding of each candidate’s capabilities, making it easier to find right-fit talent whenever a client seeks out applicants.
During the vetting process, the staffing company also gets to know the candidates beyond their skillset. In turn, recruiters can easily factor culture fit into placement decisions, ensuring any job seeker a client company selects is able to thrive in the environment.
Candidates that partner with recruitment agencies typically aren’t just casually seeking out opportunities; they’re eager for a quick transition into a new role. Essentially, these candidates are ready to work and want to seize a chance to advance their career with a new employer.
As a result, job seekers presented by recruiters are typically able to begin in a new position quickly. This allows companies to address immediate needs with greater ease and shorten their overall time-to-hire.
An Advocate for Your Company
When companies use traditional recruitment methods like job ads, they have limited ability to showcase a compelling value proposition to candidates. Often, organizations focus on the job description, which may or may not capture the intention to top talent quickly.
By working with a staffing company, client employers gain an advocate. Recruiters actively extol the virtues of your organization when speaking with candidates, ensuring job seekers know what they have to gain by pursuing the opportunity. In turn, securing a job seeker’s interest is much easier, as the recruiter is working diligently to capture their attention, answer critical questions, and otherwise ensure the value proposition is clear.
Flexible Hiring Solutions
When companies handle their own hiring, the primary path usually involves bringing new hires onto the organization’s payroll. While this may work well for long-term needs, it doesn’t provide critical agility without taking on additional risk.
By partnering with a staffing company, employers gain access to a variety of flexible hiring solutions. Whether organizations need temporary workers for short-term needs or permanent placements for ongoing ones, recruitment agencies have viable, affordable solutions. Plus, staffing companies typically have temp-to-hire programs, allowing companies to conduct working interviews to ensure fit before bringing an employee on board permanently.
Contact the Advance Group Today
Ultimately, partnering with a staffing firm makes navigating the labor shortage simpler. If you need to fill vacant positions quickly and efficiently, The Advance Group wants to hear from you. Contact us today.