5 Signs You Should Invest in a Staffing Company

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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5_Signs_You_Should_Invest_in_a_Staffing_CompanyAs a business owner, you’re always looking for the most efficient and cost-effective way to run your organization. You might outsource your marketing and publicity, content creation, manufacturing, and other responsibilities because you know using experts makes good sense.

So why are you still recruiting and hiring new employees on your own? Although it might be difficult for you to let go of the reins, using a staffing company is an investment in your future.

Here are five signs that it’s time for you to invest with a staffing company.

You’re Neglecting Your Core Responsibilities

If you’re spending the majority of your time posting job ads, sifting through resumes, conducting interviews, and calling up references, you’re doing your company a disservice. You should be at the helm of your business, focusing on the core activities that will bring your company more revenue so you can grow. As the owner, you have far better things to do with your time—don’t waste it on the time-consuming and tedious hiring process. Your company needs you in ways that are more important.

You Have a High Turnover Rate

A high turnover rate isn’t good for business. It’s costly, it wastes time, and it disrupts the workflow. When you’re constantly hiring employees who quit or are terminated after just a few short weeks or months, there’s obviously something wrong with your hiring process because you’re hiring the wrong people repeatedly.

When you work with a staffing company, you’ll have a team of experts on your side that can help you weed out the bad apples, recruit the best candidates, and hire quality employees who will be with your company for the long haul. Recruiters know where to find talent and what to look for in candidates so you won’t be disappointed with the people you ultimately hire, which will lower your turnover rate and save you money in the long run. 

You’re Suffering from Low Productivity

When your company is suffering from low productivity levels that are hurting your profits, investing in a staffing agency can help. When you bring on mediocre or poor workers to join your staff, productivity inevitably suffers. Hiring quality employees, on the other hand, can greatly increase your staff’s level of productivity. Your staffing agency will recruit only quality workers who have the skills and experience you require. Not only will they get the job done right, but you’ll also spend less time on training as they can hit the ground running from the first day.

You’re Often Short Staffed

When your permanent employees are sick, go on leave, or take vacation, you’re often left short staffed. And when you’re running on a skeleton crew, you can’t run your business effectively. You can’t meet your customers’ needs. If you’re often short staffed, you should look into working with a staffing company that can provide you with temp workers to cover those shifts. There’s no financial commitment on your end, because you can send the temps back to the agency once they’re not needed anymore, but you’ll always have enough staff members to get through the day in a productive way.

You Need Specialized Workers

Finding workers with special skills can be difficult, especially in a competitive area. If you’re having trouble finding candidates that have the unique skills that you need to get the job done right, investing in a staffing company could be the best decision you make. Agencies know how to recruit qualified passive candidates and have relationships with prospects in a wide variety of special markets. They also have the resources and technology needed to target candidates with specific skills.

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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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