Why You Should Partner with a Staffing Firm that Provides Training

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By Lorna Faires

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Why_You_Should_Partner_with_a_Staffing_Firm_that_Provides_Training.jpgWhen you engage a staffing firm, you gain a partner that will help you hire new workers, whether they be temporary, permanent, or temp to perm. This will take the time-consuming recruitment and hiring process off of your shoulders, it will reduce your hiring costs, and it will ensure speedy and successful placements.

However, the best staffing agencies do more than just send you warm bodies to fill in your empty positions. In order to ensure that your needs are effectively met, you should partner with a staffing firm that also provides new employee training.

Here’s why.

Get Your Workers Ready for Their First Day

Even the most qualified and experienced new workers you get on site won’t be fully ready to work on the first day. They’re going to need orientation, onboarding, and training to be prepared for their new responsibilities, to know what job they’re filling, to know what’s expected of them, and to know what your company is all about.

Unfortunately, this can reduce productivity as you spend time getting your new employees up to speed. And when you’re hiring new workers due to a current influx in demand, you simply can’t afford to have them be unprepared. Your staffing firm can provide the training and onboarding your new workers need, before they even step foot on your worksite. This will ensure that your employees are fully prepared for their first day.

Save Money and Resources

Training in house can be costly. You may need to purchase orientation materials. And you might need to hire a trainer to come in for specialized teaching. You might also need to take an existing employee away from his workload to show the new workers around. This leads to reduced productivity and increased costs.

Since the staffing firm will be the new workers’ legal employer, you shouldn’t be the one on the hook for these expenses. A staffing firm that trains its new employees can make sure that you don’t spend unnecessarily on the costs and resources associated with getting your new hires trained, so they can offer the best return on investment possible.

Reduce the Risk of Errors and Accidents

When you’re hiring new employees in industrial fields in particular, like shippers, receivers and forklift operators, health and safety is critical. If your new workers aren’t up to date with their health and safety rights and responsibilities, you risk errors and accidents occurring on site. New workers shouldn’t be on site unless they know how to identify, avoid, and report hazards, how to work safely with dangerous materials, machinery, and equipment, and what to do in the case of an accident at work.

Your staffing agency should refresh your new hires on health and safety regulations ahead of time as part of your risk management program. This way, your new workers will not be a liability to your company.

Increase Productivity with Company-Specific Training

Even though a new worker might have the skills and experience you need, he won’t be up to date on your specific methods, programs, and procedures. Every company does things a little differently, and it can take time to get a new worker up to speed. During this time, your productivity will suffer, and in turn, so will your profitability. A staffing firm that can train your new temporary and permanent workers on the ways you like things done, with company-specific teaching modules that simulate your business practices, can ensure that your productivity doesn’t suffer.

When you partner with a staffing firm that also trains your new hires, you’ll ensure that all of your employment needs are met throughout the entire process—not just your initial hiring needs. Get the partner you need for every step of the process by contacting Liberty Staffing.

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Lorna Faires

I have over 15 years of experience in the staffing industry, in a management role. I possess a strong background in recruitment, screening, and connecting candidates with the right employment opportunities. I love all animals, but especially my 3 dogs. Hiking and canoeing are my passions, and getting out into nature and being unplugged is my favourite way to spend my vacations.

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