Staffing firms have emerged as the most prominent employment provider and it is estimated that more than 2.5 million people work through the staffing agencies every day and about ten million temporary or contracted workers end up being hired at the company they worked at through the staffing agency. Majority of staffing firms offer several options for both the employer for getting the best available talent and for the candidates to be employed in the best company or industry as per his/her qualifications and work experiences.
The types of staffing options provided by the staffing firms include short-term or long-term temporary work, contingent to hire or contract to hire staffing that could lead to a permanent position, direct hire staffing services, professional staffing services that involve finding talents that are hard to find and connecting them with key positions. For the employer or organization, the benefits of hiring or utilizing the services of a staffing firm include:
1. Cost effective: Employees are the backbone or hub of any organization and hiring any wrong person can be very expensive mistake in case of an in-house recruitment or HR processes adopted by the concerned organization. By handing over the recruitment process to professionals such as staffing agencies, organizations can concentrate on their core business functions. Staffing agencies or firms have expertise in going through hundreds of resumes and examining each job candidate carefully before making a final selection.
2. Time savers: Staffing firms can be regarded as time savers for their client organizations as these organizations need not disrupt their normal business activities due to the staffing needs of them (client organizations) is looked after by the staffing firms. Majority of staffing firms examine over hundreds of resumes each month and they have the time to interview and run background checks on each candidate thus saving their client companies from interviewing several unsuitable candidates.
3. Flexibility in hiring options: Staffing agencies provide their client organizations, the flexibility of hiring different types of staffing options. For instance, the organization may need a temporary worker or employer to help when a key staff member goes on for a vacation or on maternity leave for several months. In such case, staffing agency can provide temporary worker or employee to their client organization. In the same way, the employer can have an opportunity to try a few workers before hiring them on a full time basis. A staffing agency is the best way to adjust the staffing needs of an organization frequently without the worry and difficulties of being constantly overstaffed or understaffed. Thus, these are the top benefits derived by an organization on hiring the services of staffing agency or firm.