How a Staffing Agency Can Save Your Business Time and Money

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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How-a-Staffing-Agency-Can-Save-Your-Business-Time-and-Money.jpgWorking with a staffing agency can provide your business with a variety of benefits, including some surprising and unexpected ones. For example, a staffing firm can offer you valuable industry insights, help you improve the quality of your workforce, and help you maintain optimal staffing levels. However, the two most significant advantages that business owners enjoy are cost and time savings.

Here are some of the ways in which a staffing agency can save your business time and money.

Less Costly Downtime

The hiring process can take a lot of time to complete. Posting job ads, waiting for applications, reviewing resumes, interviewing and testing candidates, and performing background checks can all end up taking several weeks. And there’s no guarantee that you’ll find your ideal hire during that time, either. In the meantime, your business faces reduced productivity and efficiency. Having empty positions for too long has its consequences.

A staffing agency, though, can help you hire high-quality candidates faster than you can hire in house. Its recruiters hire day in and day out. Whenever a great candidate comes along, the recruiter will start the process. So, before you even make the call to your staffing firm looking for new employees, most of the hiring process has already been completed. Your staffing firm can offer you pre-screened and pre-approved candidates to choose from, so all that’s left to do is make a final hiring decision. This will ensure that your downtime is as minimal as possible.

All the Legwork Is Done for You

As we mentioned above, the hiring process can take a lot of time. When you’re busy recruiting, screening, and interviewing candidates for weeks on end, many of your important business responsibilities end up falling by the wayside. Your business suffers.

But when you work with a staffing agency, all of this work is handled for you. You will be able to stay at the helm of your company, where you’re most needed.

Decrease the Cost of Turnover

Losing new employees is costly. But it’s a risk that you take when you hire. You don’t really know if the employee will be happy in your employ and will be an asset to your company until they’re hired. And you put in a lot of money and resources to recruit, hire, and train new employees. But when things don’t work out, you end up losing that investment. And while you’re looking for a replacement, your productivity suffers, and so does your bottom line.

Working with a staffing agency can help you avoidcommon hiring mistakes, can help you hire the right employee the first time around, and decrease the cost of turnover. Its recruiters are skilled and experienced at recruiting top talent and vetting candidates, so no poor candidates will slip through the cracks.

Eliminate Overtime Costs

When an employee calls in sick, departs suddenly, or goes on leave or vacation, someone has to fill in. Often, this role is filled by your existing staff members. You’re forced to pay overtime to ensure someone is working at all times. But why should you pay time and a half when you don’t have to?

A staffing agency can help you fill any gaps in service with a diverse roster of high-quality temporary employees, so you can cut these overtime costs for good. Not only will this save you money, but it’ll also help unburden your existing staff as well.

If you want to save your business time and money, contact Liberty Staffing today.

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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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