Why hire a staffing agency if I already have a dedicated talent acquisition team? It’s a question that we get asked often, and the reasons to hire a staffing agency are plentiful, as are the pros and cons of using a staffing agency. Most of our clients have internal Talent Acquisition (TA) and Human Resource (HR) teams that handle sourcing, recruiting, vetting, hiring, and onboarding candidates. These teams typically handle hiring for most positions that become available throughout the year.
However, there are a variety of situations that your TA team may not have the bandwidth for in addition to their normal workload, and hiring a staffing agency could be the helping hand you need to stay fully staffed and ready for anything!
Here are 8 undeniable reasons why your company can benefit from a staffing agency supplementing your existing TA team:
Long-term or temporary, special projects take time and specialized skills. A staffing agency has access to talented and trusted professionals to tap for your special project needs. For example, if you’re developing or implementing a new software, you’ll likely need some extra hands for the short term, and this is a fantastic opportunity to use an agency to locate specialized help while your TA team focuses on regular permanent hires.
Unexpected or Sudden Resignations
Sometimes, an essential employee unexpectedly resigns and filling their position is urgent to keep business moving as usual. Having a staffing agency that can quickly present a group of qualified replacements limits the amount of time you have with a vacant seat in a critical role.
Opening of a New Location or Department
Newness means you’re not sure what you’re really signing up for in terms of volume, be it calls, patrons, or electronic requests. If your business is opening a new call center, for example, it could be helpful to use an agency to supply a high volume of candidates for the opening day. Once these candidates are hired, your internal TA team can support staffing levels and manage growth.
Sometimes it is necessary to search for candidates in a private manner, for example, when other employees internally cannot know about the search for whatever reason. An agency can provide candidates only to the individuals you designate. Additionally, a staffing agency may be able to host the interviews at their office instead of yours for and added layer of confidentiality.
Many businesses have a TA team who can handle their staffing needs for much of the year, but due to seasonal fluctuations in demand, they need a staffing agency to supplement their hiring at specific times during the year. A good example of this would be the beginning of the academic year for colleges and universities, or perhaps tax season as a more universally known busy season.
Difficult to Fill Opportunities
Sometimes opportunities fit into an exceedingly small niche and can be time consuming to recruit for. There’s also the potential that you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for and need guidance in finding the right talent for the job at hand. Reaching out to an agency to get help on these allows your TA team to focus on a higher volume of internal roles, rather than pulling their hair out in search of a “unicorn” hire!
Leave of Absence
Have a tenured employee taking a vacation or leave? Many companies use staffing agencies to cover for an employee’s planned leave of absence. This gets the position covered on a temporary basis, so deadlines are not missed while your permanent employee is away.
Company growth is amazing, but also overwhelming if you find you need a surplus of skilled employees to meet a rapidly increasing demand. Staffing agencies have access to a large pool of talented candidates that can be ready to fill your open roles sooner, rather than later.
BANKW Staffing companies are contingency based, so you never owe us a penny unless you hire our candidates. We are also happy to offer permanent, temporary, and temp-to-hire contracts depending on which of the above situations you find yourself in.
We’re all human, and because of that, you can truly never predict the future when it comes to staffing needs. Think of relationships with staffing agencies as an insurance policy that will prevent your company from scrambling to hire when the time comes. Like any insurance policy, you want to have it in place before the need to use it arises. Get in touch with BANKW Staffing to establish your contingency plan today!
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Through its portfolio companies, KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting, Alexander Technology Group, The Nagler Group, Sales Search Partners, and KNF&T Staffing Resources, BANKW Staffing, LLC is the leading regional provider of temporary and direct-hire staffing services in the areas of finance, accounting, information technology, office and administration, legal, human resources, and sales.
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