Managing a growth phase is exciting for companies, but it’s also daunting. In many cases, expanding operations triggers the need for a larger workforce, and finding suitable talent can prove tricky, especially when there’s a tight timeline.
While handling hiring internally is an option, partnering with a recruitment firm can significantly streamline the process. Here’s a look at how a staffing agency can support your expansion plans.
Access to More Talent
Staffing agencies maintain vast candidate databases brimming with talent. Additionally, proactive recruitment and ongoing engagement are typically core parts of their operations. As a result, their available talent pool is continuously expanding, and information on candidates remains current.
In many cases, when a local employer has a need, a staffing agency already has a suitable candidate within its database. However, when specific niche skills are necessary and not currently represented by a job seeker in its network, the recruitment firm can locate top talent with ease. The recruiters are well-equipped to leverage a wide variety of candidate sourcing techniques, allowing them to connect with suitably skilled candidates quickly and efficiently.
When you partner with a staffing agency, the recruiters can accelerate hiring using carefully honed techniques that speed up recruitment while ensuring quality. Many candidates in their databases are already vetted, streamlining the process dramatically. Additionally, new job seekers are quickly evaluated to ensure fit, often undergoing resume screenings, interviews, reference checks, skills assessments, and more before they’re presented to client companies.
These processes are carefully honed to ensure speed without compromising thoroughness. In turn, they dramatically shorten time-to-hire, allowing your company’s expansion plans to unfold on time.
Even if your company is in a growth phase, that doesn’t mean your workforce needs won’t fluctuate. Fortunately, by working with a staffing agency, you can maintain agility throughout the process. Recruitment firms can offer a variety of hiring options designed to meet your unique needs. Along with permanent direct placements, temporary and temp-to-hire arrangements are available, giving you the utmost flexibility.
Companies hiring during growth phases typically need not only to secure a large number of employees quickly but also onboard them. Comprehensive onboarding is critical for ongoing success, but it’s often a cumbersome process to manage.
By partnering with a staffing agency, companies get onboarding support. Recruiters can handle initial workplace and safety orientations before new hires begin their first day. Additionally, when using temp-to-hire programs, the recruitment firm will bring the candidates onto their payroll, removing a significant administrative burden from the plates for client companies.
Ultimately, when organizations enter growth phases and need to expand rapidly to capture opportunities, partnering with a staffing agency makes it simple. You can access more talent, streamline hiring, maintain agility, and secure critical support, ensuring you can create your ideal workforce efficiently.
Contact the Advance Group Today
If you’re preparing for an expansion and want to make securing a right-sized workforce simple, The Advance Group wants to hear from you. Contact us to find out more about our flexible hiring solutions today.