How a Recruiting Agency Can Actually Help Your Company
Updated: Apr 4
Discover the benefits of working with a recruiter to find top talent.
If you're wondering how a recruiting agency can help your business, this blog is definitely for you! Discover the benefits of working with a staffing/recruiting agency to fulfill your hiring demands.
Access to the best candidates
Recruitment agencies have access to a breadth of talented job seekers. Skilled job seekers don't have time to search job boards. Instead, they use a recruiter that they can trust to find the proper role. The best recruiters will spot technical ability and a candidate that aligns with your company values, resulting in a successful long-term hire.
1 in 3 job seekers will change a job within their first year. Find the right candidate using a recruitment agency and avoid this expensive trend.
Save on time & money
Using a recruitment agency is quicker than hiring internally and will save your business time and money. Recruiters collect and assess CVs, check references, and filter talented job seekers using the best interview techniques so businesses don't have to.
When looking for someone to provide a few months of work, expending money to train them is inefficient. When an employer partners with a temporary staffing agency, they're provided with someone ready to do the necessary work.
Build a relationship with a recruitment agency. Once a recruiter understands your enterprise and objectives, they will hire the right people promptly and cost-effectively.
Partner with a recruitment agency that understands your industry and will offer industry-specific knowledge of market trends, salary levels, and the skills required to succeed in your industry. Industry-specific recruiters also have access to skill-specific candidates.
Expert recruitment law opinions
Recruitment law is complex and often misunderstood. Typical topics of confusion include diversity in the workplace, maternity leave, wages, and unfair dismissals.
Recruiters are continually updated with recruitment laws to help you evade legal complications. Most recruiters have a dedicated legal team working with recruiters and companies to ensure employment law is followed during and after the hiring process.
Foster business growth & innovation
If you build a relationship with your recruiter, they can help your business grow and strengthen. Mission Box Solutions works with companies of all sizes, from innovative start-ups to large multinationals, providing recruitment, training, and outsourcing services.
Using a recruitment agency ensures you find the best talent and receive support to maximize your business's potential. Recruitment agencies don't just provide people; they provide the needed talent and support to help companies to grow.
A staffing specialist increases ROI
Often employers looking for resumes may have assignments that require a specialist or someone with precise expertise. If it’s a temporary project that will only take a certain amount of time to complete, it doesn’t make sense to hire them permanently.
A temp agency can set an employer up with a skilled staffing expert and save them time by weeding through hundreds of resumes, checking references, and taking calls from candidates who may or may not be qualified.
Specialized staffing agencies help find temporary workers while saving employers time and money so they can focus on other business aspects.
Types of Staffing Services Provided by Agencies
Mission Box Solutions is proud to offer each of the following staffing services for companies looking to accomplish their staffing needs. See the complete collection of Employer Solutions supplied by MBS.
Contract staffing services
Contract staffing, also called temporary staffing, is when an employer hires a staffing agency to provide a candidate for completing a short-term assignment, generally between one month and a year, at an agreed-upon hourly billing rate.
The staffing agency covers the costs associated with contract personnel, including but not limited to general liability insurance (FICA, FUTA, SUTA, workers compensation, and unemployment insurance).
Staffing firms also issue year-end W2s and may provide paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance benefits, a 401k plan, and annual bonus checks.
Contract-to-hire staffing services
In a contract-to-hire agreement, an employer and staffing firm decide to terms on a predetermined length of employment before a full-time offer can be made to the candidate by the employer.
Once the contract period has been completed, the employer has several options. They can bring the candidate onto their payroll as a full-time employee and continue the contract if both parties agree or end the contract.
By working with a specialized staffing agency, a company will have the opportunity to evaluate the candidate’s skills and work habits and gauge the candidate's fit in your unique culture and working environment before a direct offer is made.
One of the significant benefits of contract-to-hire is flexibility in the hiring process.
Direct hire staffing services
Direct hire staffing is the process of an employer engaging a staffing agency to fill a long-term need. The candidate is recruited by the staffing agency and then is placed directly with the employer. The candidate receives all benefits associated with being a full-time employee of the employer.
The staffing agency is compensated with a predetermined negotiated fee based on a percentage of the candidate’s first-year compensation at hiring.
Contact us to see what option would best fit your company's situation.
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