Recruitment is increasingly difficult for many companies. Labor shortages and pervasive skill gaps make finding right-fit talent challenging, but there are ways to overcome these hiring conundrums and secure the candidates a company needs.
Partnering with a staffing firm allows organizations to simplify their recruitment process dramatically. Additionally, a staffing partner can help drive hiring success. Here’s an overview of what a recruitment agency provides.
Increase Access to Candidates
One of the biggest benefits of partnering with a staffing firm is immediate access to more candidates. Recruitment agencies diligently maintain connections with top talent, increasing their clients’ abilities to reach the job seekers they need. Additionally, staffing services strive to continuously enhance their talent base. They meet candidates where they are and offer an exceptional candidate experience.
With their approach, staffing partners can make both active and passive job seekers more accessible. Ensuring engagement over time is part of what professional recruitment firms strive for, and that ensures client companies can tap into unique skill sets with greater ease.
Streamline Candidate Screening
For many companies, screening candidates is a cumbersome process. Many hiring managers spend hours upon hours simply sifting through resumes, many of which are from candidates who don’t meet the needs of the organization. Then, there are additional steps, such as reference checks, background checks, employment verifications, and education verifications. Again, this places a burden on hiring managers, ultimately taking them away from other responsibilities.
By finding a reliable staffing partner, candidate screening is simplified. The recruitment team will handle all of the initial candidate screening, removing that step from the plates of hiring managers. Plus, they can conduct additional verifications, including administering skills tests to ensure job seekers are suitably capable.
Shortlist Suitable Candidates
While a staffing partner will handle all initial candidate screening, client companies remain in control of the hiring process. Hiring managers receive a list of shortlisted candidates who are genuinely strong matches for the role. Then, they can review the job seekers’ resumes, skill test results, and other parts of their application, allowing the hiring managers to decide who should move forward in the hiring process.
Your staffing partner can also simplify the setting up for interviews. The recruiters can communicate with the candidates on the hiring manager’s behalf, organizing the arrival of the job seekers in a way that meets everyone’s needs.
Many companies have a variety of needs, and not all of them are well-addressed with permanent hires. However, organizations typically don’t have a suitable solution available internally to handle specific situations – such as temporary workforce increases during peak season – without incurring costs and taking on risk.
By partnering with a staffing firm, companies get access to flexible hiring solutions designed to meet their needs. Along with being cost-effective, these alternatives reduce risk, all while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.
Contact the Advance Group Today
Ultimately, a staffing company helps employers overcome obstacles and streamline their recruitment process. If you’re looking for a reliable staffing solution, The Advance Group wants to hear from you. Contact us today.