5 Advantages of Outsourcing Staffing Services

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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5_Advantages_of_Outsourcing_Staffing_Services.jpgYour employees, whether permanent, part-time, or temporary, are your greatest assets. They are critical to the success of your business. As such, you might think that recruiting and hiring is best done in-house. After all, such an important business activity shouldn’t be outsourced, right? If you truly believe that your workforce is vital, then you would want to ensure that you are hiring the right people to join your team. And outsourcing staffing services is the way to ensure this.

Here are some of the advantages you’ll receive from outsourcing to a staffing firm.

1. Better Quality Candidates

The most important reason to partner with a staffing company is to get access to better talent. Recruiters have the means and resources required to locate top performers who can help you on your road to success and the skills required to choose the right candidates not only for the open positions you have but also for your company as a whole. When you outsource staffing services, you get to benefit from the hiring expertise and experience of recruiters.

2. Faster Hiring

Having positions left open for a long time can hurt your bottom line. The reduced productivity can not only lead to lost opportunities but it can also reduce your current workforce’s morale and efficiency. When your employees have to take on a bigger workload and work longer hours while you continue to search for new hires, they can become irritable, stressed, and unhappy. Their own productivity will suffer. And they might even think about leaving your company.

When you outsource staffing services, you won’t have to deal with these consequences. You’ll get faster hiring because staffing firms already have wide candidate pools and top talent to call on. They’ll start working immediately to find you new employees. They won’t get distracted with other responsibilities and tasks like your managers or HR specialists would. They’ll be fully dedicated to the hiring process, without delay and without procrastination, so you can fill those positions more quickly.

3. Lower Costs

Outsourcing your staffing services won’t be free, but the cost you’ll pay will be significantly less than all of the costs associated with hiring and training new employees in-house. All of the costs of recruiting, advertising, interviewing, background checking, and skills testing will be rolled into one easy-to-manage fee.

In addition, outsourcing your hiring to the experts can also reduce your costs of training as the candidates they find will have the skills and experience needed to get the job done right from the very start. Since recruiters consider factors and qualities that ensure long-term hires, you’ll also reduce your costs of turnover. Finally, because the staffing firm will take care of compliance, payroll, and HR for its workers, you will also save on administrative and overhead costs. It pays to outsource.

4. Workforce Flexibility

You might have a mountain of work one week, but no work at all the following week. One of the benefits of outsourcing staffing services is that it’s easier than ever to get temporary workers when you need them. When you hire temp workers, you can fulfill your current needs but without the financial commitment of continuous employment. You can increase or decrease your workforce whenever your workload calls for it.

5. Temp-to-Perm Opportunities

Any time you’ve made a hiring mistake and onboarded the wrong candidate that turned out to be a nightmare, you’ve probably thought to yourself how great it would be to be able to test out your new hires for a few weeks before extending an offer of employment. When you partner with a staffing firm, you can take advantage of temp-to-perm opportunities. You can bring on new workers, test them out in your workplace, and then make the decision to hire them on permanently or not. This can significantly reduce your risks of bad hiring decisions, and the consequences that come with these risks.

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Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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