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Why Work With a Staffing Agency?

Posted by Jeff Pelliccio on Oct 1, 2014 8:21:00 AM

In Job Search Tips

No matter the type of role, there are many benefits to using staffing agencies for your hiring needs, including expertise, cost, liability, and employee retention.

Why Work With a Staffing Agency?

Staffing agencies take over the hiring and recruitment process for businesses that may not have the time or expertise to manage the employment processes. They also partner closely with candidates to help them find the perfect fit.

Some staffing agencies, like Infinity Consulting Solutions (ICS), provide temporary, temp-to-hire, and permanent /direct hire placement while others provide candidates for only temporary and temp-to-hire arrangements.

There are multiple benefits in working with a recruiting company:

1. Know about openings that may not be publicized: Many companies work privately with staffing agencies to fill roles instead of posting them publicly.

2. Efficiency: Recruiting companies tend to have several areas of specialization and therefore know the job market well as well as company cultures. Working with these agencies allows clients and candidates to cut out a lot of time in research.

3. Work Flexibility: Candidates who have scheduling restrictions can benefit greatly from working with an agency as they often have temporary and project based work. This allows people to make time in their personal lives for vacations, school work, and summers with their families, etc.

4. Foot in the Door: About 75% of temporary employees or consultants employees are hired into permanent roles. Short term or project based assignments enable candidates to get their feet in the door, allowing them to demonstrate their talent and get a permanent job.

Recruiting Expertise

You may not be aware that many recruiting experts do not always come from a human resources background. Recruiters can either have many years of hiring experience or technical expertise in specific industries that help them to select the best talent. More importantly, they are experts in matching the right people to the right businesses.

How It Works

An expert recruiting firm will assign you a personal Account Manager, who will then do an in-depth assessment of your business needs and provide you with a recommendation in terms of candidate type and background.

Scalability

Working with one agency, you can count on professional consultants who know how to fill different staffing levels. They gather information about your present operations and planned projects and plan how to fill them in a timely manner, so your candidates will be ready to work when you are.

ICS works to estimate how many employees will help you with a specific project or operation and set the appropriate level of compensation and fringe benefits based on market data and our past successful recruiting activities.

We have knowledgeable consultants who are good at gauging talent ready to assist employers with workforce augmentation.