5 Reasons to Work with a Staffing Agency

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Need to hire for your company? From resume sourcing and candidate screening, to interviewing and onboarding, it can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there’s another way.

Insight Global has been in the business of talent solutions for over 20 years. We’ve worked with companies of all sizes, across all industries — including 80% of the Fortune 500 companies. Our Account Managers partner with you to understand your unique hiring needs, then our 1,700+ experienced recruiters source the perfect candidate for the position.

Finding the right people, takes the right people. We make hiring easy.

Why should you consider outsourcing your next hire? We’ve outlined the top five benefits of using a recruiting firm below.

Why Hire a Staffing Agency?

Trying to fill a position within your company can be a daunting task. To find the best candidate for the job, you need to write a job description, create a job posting, sort through resumes, conduct interviews, negotiate a job offer, and eventually coordinate onboarding. This process is time-consuming, with no guarantee that you’ll find the best person for the job.

Hiring needs arise at companies for many reasons:

  • to backfill a newly promoted employee
  • to assist with a seasonal surge
  • to cover an employee’s parental leave
  • to identify skilled labor for a newly awarded project

Or any other number of reasons. Regardless of the circumstance, your company can benefit from outsourcing talent solutions. There are five main reasons to consider a staffing firm:

  1. Gain access to qualified candidates
  2. Hire quickly
  3. Streamline the hiring process
  4. Save money
  5. Improve employee retention

Staff augmentation refers to a variety of hiring models. Insight Global offers flexible and wide-ranging talent solution models. From short-term contracts, to contract to permanent placement, to direct hires, we source qualified talent based on your unique needs.

Reasons to Work with a Staffing Agency. 1. Save Time 2. Get Access to Qualified Candidates 3. Hire Quickly 4. Streamline the Hiring Process 5. Improve Employee Retention

1) Gain Access to Qualified Candidates

Staffing agencies have access to a large pool of job seekers actively in the market for work. They utilize their internal candidate databases as well as established screening methods to identify those who are the best fit for the job. Instead of posting a job listing and hoping the most qualified fit applies, recruiters are proactively reaching out to select candidates with resumes that fit the job requirements. As a result, working with a staffing agency can save you time and effort while increasing your chances of finding the perfect candidate for the job.

At Insight Global, we have 3,000+ full-time technical recruiters and account managers. The moment we receive a job requirement, we tap into local and national markets of job seekers to identify those who satisfy both the hard and soft requirements for your unique need. Then, we curate a shortlist of potential applicants to set up for interviews.

While we take pride in sourcing talent for any and every open position, we’re experts in sourcing talent for these high-demand industries:

A great staffing firm takes the time to get to know your company and its specific needs. A dedicated hiring partner works to understand not just the requirements of a role, but the team culture and dynamic.

What type of person will best flourish in your work environment? Do the goals of the job seeker align with the values of your company? This type of qualification and culture matching cannot be achieved by blind sourcing candidates online.

When you work with Insight Global, you gain access to our diverse team of consultants who are ready for their next career opportunity. We place about 40,000 workers each year! 

2) Hire Quickly

Finding candidates on your own means scanning dozens—if not hundreds—of resumes, often from people who don’t meet the minimum requirements for the role. After all that work, you may not even have a shortlist of people to interview.

When you need to hire a large number of temporary workers, the hiring process is even more challenging. To find enough people, you sometimes end up settling for candidates who don’t meet all your requirements, who therefore require extra training during their onboarding.

Recruiting new talent is one of your many priorities, but it’s the priority for staffing firms. Working with a staffing agency means having a dedicated partner during the entire hiring process. You might have an hour or two a day to recruit new talent, but recruiters do this full-time.

For free, Insight Global advertises your company’s needs across countless job sites, including:

After the sourcing and screening is done, we set up interviews according to your schedule. Taking these hiring process steps off your plate significantly expedites the time to fill any position.

Insight Global employs over 3,000 recruiters and account managers. This force of industry insiders works efficiently to put together a shortlist of vetted candidates—fast.

Recruiting new talent is one of your many priorities, but it’s the priority for staffing firms. Working with a staffing agency means having a dedicated partner during the entire hiring process. You might have an hour or two a day to recruit new talent, but recruiters do this full-time.

3) Streamline Your Hiring Process

Your hiring partner will handle all of the administrative tasks associated with recruiting and onboarding:

  • reviewing resumes
  • screening candidates
  • scheduling interviews for you to conduct
  • completing all other tasks

That same hiring partner will work with candidates throughout the entire process, eventually extending a job offer upon your approval. As a result, working with a staffing firm can save your company valuable time and energy while also increasing the chances of making great hires.

Expedient recruitment isn’t the only benefit of using a staffing company. When you contract with Insight Global to provide consultants, you don’t have to worry about the headache of new employee paperwork. Consultants are employees of Insight Global, so we handle payroll, taxes, liability, benefits, etc.

4) Save Money

Any business owner knows that an engaged and productive workforce is one of the most important—and most expensive—aspects of running a company. From identifying the right candidates to training them for the job, the process of building a strong team can be costly and time-consuming.

However, working with a staffing firm can help to save both money and hassle. You’ve already learned how a staffing agency can help you save time–and time is money. However, your business also saves money in other ways.

When you need all hands on deck for a big project, you might end up paying expensive overtime to your current employees. By hiring temporary employees through a staffing company, you save on overtime pay, and your employees don’t experience burnout. In addition, the temporary employees can handle more general tasks while your longstanding employees can focus on the most difficult responsibilities.

When that project is over, you can easily end your contract for temporary employees rather than laying off full-time employees. Layoffs lead to unemployment claims, which can increase your unemployment tax burden. By contracting with a staffing agency like Insight Global, you don’t have to worry about that.

Plus, if you like the benefits of extra staff, you have the option to extend job offers to any of your temporary employees. You save more money here by not restarting the recruitment process.

Finally, remember that pesky onboarding process? When working with Insight Global, not only do you skip the paperwork, but you also save on expenses. We run background checks on all consultants so you don’t have to. We cover payroll, taxes, liability, benefits, and other associated costs so you just have to worry about a single fixed rate.

5) Improve Employee Retention Rate

You already know the costs associated with poor employee retention: Lost knowledge and productivity when experienced employees leave. Time and money to recruit and onboard new hires. Low morale from remaining employees.

By contracting with a staffing firm, you can improve your employee retention rate with both temporary placements and temporary to permanent placements. As already mentioned, temporary employees can alleviate the heavy workload placed on full-time employees. By avoiding burnout, more employees choose to stay with your business.

Not to mention that 30% of new hires leave within the first 90 days. That’s time and money wasted—think recruitment expenses, like job board subscriptions, fees for applicant tracking or HR management software, plus all the costs associated with actually hiring a full-time employee, like taxes, liabilities, training, equipment, and more. It’s crucial to get it right the first time.

By contracting temporary to permanent hires, you get to “test before you invest.” You have the opportunity to see how new hires perform in your workplace before bringing them on as full-time employees.

Final Thoughts on Hiring a Staffing Firm

Are you ready to partner with experts in hiring? Insight Global makes hiring easy.

Our team of staffing professionals has the experience and resources necessary to help you find the best talent for your organization. We can quickly assess your needs and provide qualified candidates who are a perfect fit for your company culture and goals. We also streamline your hiring process so that you can focus on what’s important–growing your business. Plus, our services are cost-effective, and can even improve your employee retention rate.

Ready to get started? Contact us today!