Importance of IT Staffing Companies
Are you a hiring manager who had to deal with the frustration associated with finding out your latest hire doesn’t seem to excel — not to mention all the time and effort that you have spent recruiting qualified individuals. Hiring managers who still use traditional recruiting processes like requesting resumes and curriculum vitae, one-on-one interviewing, and conducting salary negotiations could be too dragging and time consuming. Good thing IT staffing companies are positioned to carry all the burdens of recruiting and hiring promising individuals.
The latest data shows that over 14 million employees have been provided great job opportunities from IT staffing companies. For the past few years, this form of recruiting employees is becoming the leading way professionals search for and locate positions within their field. In fact, 90% of startup companies have no time to carry traditional recruitment. Companies use staffing firms to find the perfect candidates for their available positions.
However, there are a few misconceptions about using a staffing firm. One of the most common is that it costs higher compared to traditional recruitment agencies. However, when you look at the entire cost/benefit picture, shorter time-to-fill and better candidates can erase those costs.
7 Essential Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency
● Large talent network
Staffing agencies are known to be the breeding ground of professional and efficient talents who are just waiting for the perfect opportunity to perform their skills. If your company is interested in hiring IT staffing companies, you may opt to indicate in the terms of your agreement, to perform background checks, and verify references and education for prospective employees. In some cases, agencies also provide industry specific training. Their broad database of qualified employees enables a healthy and transparent environment for startups and established companies.
● Cost effective
The process for finding a good match for your open positions can be really expensive. If your company is still starting to organize financial resources, you will invest anywhere from 1 to 3.5 times the employee’s salary by the time a full-time employee is trained and producing at optimal performance.
● Reduced liability
Being an employer is one of the most challenging tasks. In the US, there were only 125 labor laws in 1980, now there over 2000 different laws that employers should strictly follow. The recent addition of the Affordable Care Act, adds another layer of potential penalties for employers with a certain number of employees. Using an agency shifts the potential risk away from the company.
● Quality of Hire
IT agencies help reduce stress by removing the element of surprise and providing clients with a definite solution. The candidates chosen for you to interview are the most initially qualified for the open position. Despite the size of your company, few hiring managers have the time to clamor through resumes, pick out a few to interview, only to start all over because of the dismal results.
● Minimized risk
Another responsibility the staffing firm takes is to place a qualified candidate for the position. If after you have specifically trained the candidate, you can offer them a permanent position if you’re pleased with the results.
Staffing agencies have the time and resources to stay up to date on the latest recruiting trends. They also specialize in multiple job fields, which creates a more efficient connection between employer and potential candidate. A natural result derived from the insight gained from working with diverse personalities and company cultures.
Staffing agencies provide options to employers otherwise not available to them. For instance, the ability to scale your workforce to match demand, without the costs associated with employee turnover. This helps employers to realize the value in having a fluid workforce, allowing them to focus on lean operations.
We recommend when deciding to hire a staffing agency to keep these essentials for a great relationship in mind. Make sure you work with an agency that view working with you as a partner and not just another client. One that prides itself in the candidates it represents and sends. Do your due diligence and confirm the agencies on your shortlist will bring true value to your organization. And assure the agency carries the proper worker’s compensation and liability insurance.
Ultimate Technical Solutions Inc. can provide IT experts to ensure your company’s growth. With our extensive knowledge about the industry, we can help identify the right professionals for your business needs as you can focus on more important tasks. Contact us at (504) 370-2042 for more details.