Why Working with a Staffing Firm Should Be Your First Focus

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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Why_Working_with_a_Staffing_Firm_Should_Be_Your_First_Focus_The use of staffing agencies is on the rise in Canada. Business owners just like you have come to realize the huge benefits that working with a staffing firm can have on the success of their organizations. In fact, many have made working with a staffing firm one of their top priorities. Here are some of the reasons why you should make it your first focus, too.

Your Employees Are Your Biggest Asset

Your workers are your company’s greatest asset—you should always remember this. When you’re so focused on finding new clients, making sales, and boosting your profits, it can be easy to forget how truly important your employees are to your entire organization. They are your competitive advantage. And in today’s tough job market, you have to make attracting, recruiting, and retaining top talent your first priority.

If you let this critical function fall by the wayside and keep hiring poor workers, your whole company can fall apart. A staffing firm can help you put your workforce back on track by providing you with quality hires, so you can stay profitable and competitive in your industry. How? The best people want to work with them, they have the skills and experience to understand what makes a great employee, and they have access to the elusive passive candidates who are proven to make better hires.

Stay Focused on Your Core Business Activities

No matter how vital your employees are to your company, as the business owner, you still cannot spend all of your time on the recruiting and hiring processes yourself. Your company needs you at the helm. You should be focusing your attention on your core business activities, like strategy, innovation, and direction, not being distracted by resumes and interviews.

To keep your attention on what matters most but still hire top talent, work with a staffing firm. Its recruiters will take over the tedious, time-consuming legwork that comes with recruiting and hiring top talent so you can save time.

Reduce Employee Turnover

You know that a high employee turnover rate can wreak havoc with your bottom line. It can hurt your workplace productivity, cost you money in additional training requirements, onboarding, and administration, decrease morale when your staff has to pick up the slack of the vacant positions, and even hurt your company image when your clients can’t rely on having the same account manager or customer service rep on a long-term basis.

Recruiters at a staffing firm know how to effectively match candidates with companies. They focus more on cultural fit and personality—the real indicators of future success—to ensure that your new hires will not only be qualified but happy in their new roles, so they’ll be committed to your company for a longer period of time.

Try Before You Buy

Your staffing firm may have a satisfaction guarantee policy that will significantly reduce your risks of hiring. If the employee that has been placed at your company isn’t working out, you can contact your staffing firm to find a replacement. Plus, many agencies also enable temp-to-perm situations, where you hire a candidate on a temporary basis so you can see him in action before you make a permanent job offer. You can see how well the candidate fits within your existing team, how well he handles the job duties, and whether or not he would make a great asset before you make a permanent commitment.

For the Good of Your Business

Your company needs an effective, talented, and productive workforce in order to meet your business goals. Without the right talent on staff, you will struggle with success. A staffing firm can help you get qualified, long-term employees, so you can save time, reduce employee turnover, and reduce your risk of bad hires. Make working with an agency your first focus to reap these rewards.

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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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