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Partner with a Staffing Firm to Grow Your Business
Great employees make a great business. When you staff your team with qualified, dedicated and engaged employees, they generate revenue (directly or indirectly), increase service and professionalism to your customers and make it possible for you to direct the future of your business.
Yet, finding and securing quality employees is one of the greatest challenges faced by businesses in America today. It costs more than $4,000 to hire each employee, according to survey data from the Society for Human Resource Management. What’s more, it takes an average of 42 days. Those numbers hold even for entry-level employees.
Professional staffing services make it possible for you to get the help you need when you need it, at a greatly reduced expense of time and money to you and your company.
What do Professional Staffing Companies do?
At some point in history, companies did all of their own hirings internally. Back then, it was also much more straightforward. In 1900 there were two employment laws. Nearly 40 years ago, in 1980, there were 125 laws related to employees and employers. Now there are at least 2,200 employment laws, and the costs of compliance (or non-compliance) can be high.
Professional staffing agencies are familiar with all state and federal laws, so that recruitment, terms, and employment go smoothly. They take on that risk for you while performing many human resources functions. With the help and guidance of an outside staffing agency, internal HR functions can be smaller, further making running a business, of any size, much smoother. A staffing professional will:
- Verify credentials
- Check references
- Perform background checks
- Handle recruitment needs to have a candidate pool ready
- Negotiate terms with potential employees, including both wages and length/time of employment
- Notify the employee of any changes in employment, including the termination of a position or going full hire
On top of these basic functions, staffing firms have great employees when you need them, making it possible to follow the ebb and flow of business with the people you need at the time that you need them, and for the length of time you require. Changes in the industry are met swiftly and easily.
Popular temp-to-hire options make it possible for you to try out new employees before hiring them. You can try out as many potential new hires as you wish until you really find your ideal fit.
How Valuable is Your Time?
At professional staffing companies, like Certified Source Staffing Professionals we have Certified Staffing Professionals, credentialed by the American Staffing Association to ensure you have a recruitment team in your corner familiar with employment law, business and industry, and the expertise to work with both employees and clients.
Keeping both your HR risk and HR time down makes it possible for you to fill your employment needs with minimum attention to the recruitment and hiring process and a maximum focus on growing your business.
That means that not only do we give you the people you need, when you need them, to help grow your business, but you personally have more time available to invest in guiding the growth of your business.
Breaking Down the Benefits of Hiring a Staffing Agency
For most employers, breaking down the cost of your time, freed-up, versus the cost of a valuable employee from a staffing agency is simple math: your time is infinitely more valuable to the growth of your business.
Let us help you find the best talent and partner with you to grow your business.