Why Companies Should Partner with Staffing Agencies in the New Year

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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Why-Companies-Should-Partner-with-Staffing-Agencies-in-the-New-Year---compressor.jpgThe calendar has turned and 2018 is now underway. Your business is on track to grow or keep growing throughout the next 12 months. You’ll need to do some hiring. Whether someone leaves the fold, you need to add new positions, or you hit a busy period in the business cycle, you’ll need to get new hands on deck. 

No matter how much (or how little) hiring you think you’ll be doing in 2018, it’s a great time to think about partnering with staffing agencies for all your hiring needs. 

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If you’re not convinced a staffing agency can help your company, the following reasons may change your mind.

What Do Staffing Agencies Do?

There are many myths about staffing agencies. It can be a challenge to separate fact from fiction. 

So, what do staffing agencies do? They work with you to find the best possible talent to fill roles in your company and meet your needs. Whether you need one temporary worker or several, or whether you need a specialist or a permanent employee with years of experience, the experts at a staffing agency can help you find the right people. 

Staffing agencies help companies reach expanded networks, refine job descriptions and postings, and even screen and interview candidates.

You Don’t Hire Enough

Some people don’t think they would benefit from a staffing agency partnership because they only hire once or twice a year. Some companies may hire even less often. They’re usually looking to replace people who leave. They’re often looking for specialists with years of experience.

If this describes you, you should know you can still benefit from working with an agency. Since you don’t hire very often, your own internal hiring processes may not be as refined as those of the recruiter. You might not know where to post your job description. You might even wonder if your job description is any good. 

A staffing agency partner can help you with all these tasks. Their in-depth knowledge of the job market, where to post, and even how to manage a hiring process can make hiring easier and less time consuming for you.

You Hire Too Many People

Some companies are in the complete opposite situation. They hire very frequently. They have a seasonal cycle of peaks and slumps. The tourism industry is a great example. You may need to hire many people to staff your hotel during the holiday rush or to act as tour guides for the summer months. The rest of the year, you don’t need quite so many people on board.

Many industries see these swings in business throughout the year, and they hire temporary workers as a result. You may think you can’t benefit much from partnering with an agency because you hire so frequently. You know the ins and outs of the job market. You’re getting many applications.

Are you finding the best people though? A staffing agency can make it easier than ever to hire the people you need. Since agencies also consider cultural fit and use pre-screening tools, they can make the process of sorting all those applications faster and easier. You’re all but guaranteed to find the best candidates when you work with an agency partner.

Somewhere in Between

You may not think your business fits into either of these categories, and you may wonder if working with a staffing agency is really the best fit for you. Rest assured you too can benefit from working with a staffing agency.

Any business can benefit from partnerships with staffing agencies. If you’ve been holding back, for whatever reason, make 2018 the year you finally team up with an agency to find the talent you need.

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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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