3 ways to expedite hiring utilizing a staffing agency
Any business leader who has undergone significant personnel changes during their tenure is more than familiar with the challenges and headaches the hiring process can present. From reviewing applications and interviewing candidates to negotiating salaries and facilitating onboarding, hiring new employees can be a long, highly involved process that detracts from your business’s day-to-day objectives and from your bottom line.
For many businesses, working with a staffing agency can provide much needed bandwidth and efficiency, in addition to resulting in more effective and engaged employees in both the short and long term. Here are several key advantages staffing agencies can deliver in fulfilling temporary, permanent, and contract-to-hire needs for your business.
Better candidates and better hires
We are undeniably in a job-seeker’s market today, and with so many positions available and far fewer professionals looking to fill them, finding and securing high-quality talent is as challenging as it has ever been.
This challenge has been felt by top decision-makers, as well. More than 50% of hiring managers say one of their main challenges in the recruiting process is gaining access to candidates with the right skills, while 40% say the most difficult phase of recruitment is simply sourcing talent.
A reputable staffing agency will have an extensive network of talent to choose from when looking to fill positions, taking time to get to know you and the candidate pool to ultimately achieve the best mutual fit for both parties.
A staffing partner can sift through the unqualified or lower-caliber prospects to send you only those that fit the desired description and that performed well during the initial screening. This means your team’s time is spent exclusively speaking to and assessing the best talent available – talent that is also more likely to succeed once brought on board.
Reduced cost of open positions
Many business owners see the upfront cost of working with a staffing agency and decide hiring through in-house processes will be the much more economic option. While this may be true in the short-term, the cost and loss of productivity associated with open positions can quickly mount to a negation of any such supposed savings.
Open positions – especially those that occur unexpectedly – make time-to-hire a fundamentally critical aspect of your business. And with in-house hiring processes, that time can build over months and eventually lead to desperation and to settling for a less-than-ideal candidate. Consideration of a consultant to fill these critical roles can help you maintain productivity while a long-term solution can be evaluated.
An agency can dramatically reduce hiring timelines to ensure open positions do not remain that way for long and that they are efficiently filled with high-caliber talent ready to perform on either a temporary, permanent, or contract-to-hire basis. While the initial expense of working with an agency can limit some of the attraction, the long-term value of minimizing time-to-hire with industry-leading candidates can more than make up for it.
Increased hiring flexibility
In an era abundant with short-term contracts and consultant hires, the ability to flexibly bring on team members based on unique project needs is a must, not only to allow staffing agility but also to attract talent interested in those types of positions.
Staffing agencies specialize in identifying and recommending talent capable of filling these shorter-term roles, with the ability to extend quality fits and performers in the form of full-time offers or contract extensions when the time comes.
The increasingly remote and hybrid working environments of the day also require flexibility in hiring processes, as more and more businesses are in need of professionals that can maintain productivity whether at home, in the office, or anywhere in between.
Empower your team with Oggi talent
For growth-minded businesses, staffing and recruiting need to be about much more than simply filling a seat. They need to be about finding the right people for the right positions that will help your business succeed –today and tomorrow.
Oggi understands the difference, which is why we put decades of expertise to work every day to ensure businesses have the finance and accounting professionals they need to reach and surpass their goals.
We differ from most other finance and accounting staffing agencies, utilizing a people-first approach and always placing the quality of fit above all else to pair professionals with roles that will be as impactful for them as they will be for your organization.
Contact us today to start hiring meaningful talent for meaningful growth.