10 Reasons to Use a Staffing Company to Hire
by Tim Walker
For many businesses, the thought of using a staffing company to hire is counterintuitive. After all, why would you hire someone to hire someone for you? Why not just hire that person yourself? That’s a fair question and one that a lot of employers ask.
The answer: We’re specialized.
It’s the same reason why you go to a barbershop to cut your hair rather than picking up a pair of scissors at your house. It’s the same reason you let a mechanic look at your car rather than tinkering yourself. Bad decisions can have long lasting, and expensive, consequences.
When you work with a staffing company like M Force, you’re getting an experienced team that has the tools to create specialized searches geared to fit your needs.
Staffing companies in the United States hire nearly 16 million temporary and contract employees each year. That’s in addition to the scores of direct hire employees hired though staffing companies.
There are lots of good reasons to work with a staffing company if you’re thinking about hiring. Here are 10!
Get Local Expertise
Tennessee is our home. We were founded in Knoxville and are locally owned and operated. We have a lot of pride in our community and want to see it grow. Being local also means we really understand the employment market.
Staffing companies are experts when it comes to employment trends. We talk with both employees and employers each day and have a good grasp on what types of jobs and which ones have surpluses or shortages of potential employees.
Get Salary Advice
If you’re trying to hire an engineer or developer, chances are you’re competing with several other companies. The extreme shortage of employees in these areas means it’s a job-seekers market. It’s not uncommon for a web developer to receive multiple job offers. This makes it increasingly important for employers to value candidates properly. M Force uses a range of tools to create salary comparables that help you make the right decision.
Hone in on the right skills and find specialized talent
Because we are specialized, M Force has a deep knowledge of what candidates look for and the skills needed to get the job done. Your hair stylist is good and cutting your hair because she knows which clippers will get the job done. Your mechanic can fix your car because he’s fixed the same problem on your model car hundreds of times before. When you work with a staffing company like M Force, you’re getting an experienced team that’s been there before.
Get access to more candidates
The best candidates often don’t apply to job postings on company websites. They aren’t always on websites like CareerBuilder or Monster. Because of the talent shortage for technical jobs, talented employees are already working. Staffing companies call these candidates “passive job seekers.” These are the people who are open to new opportunities, but not actively looking for a job. Experienced recruiters know how to source and find these passive candidates.
Save time and streamline the hiring process
Unless you have a full time employee in charge of hiring, finding a new employee will cost you time and money. Posting jobs on websites is expensive. Plus, someone has to screen all of the applicants and interview the best ones. When you work with a staffing company, all of the leg work of finding candidates is handled for you, which frees up your employees to do their jobs.
See candidates, not applicants
A staffing company’s job is to screen and source candidates for you. M Force recruiters will sift through unqualified applicants and present only the most qualified for your review.
Save money and administrative costs
Posting a job on a website like CareerBuilder can cost $500 for a 30 day post. And that doesn’t even factor in the cost of background checks, drug screening and sunk opportunity costs. And what happens if you make the wrong choice and hire an unqualified employee? Poor hiring decisions can end up costing your company thousands of dollars. Staffing companies like M Force offer flexible hiring options (including contracts) and usually cover the costs of background checks, drug screens and job postings.
Staffing companies usually offer a number of different hiring options. You can either hire a candidate directly as your employee or through a staffing company on a contract basis. Many contracts also offer an option to bring an employee on directly once the contract has ended. This gives an employer a wide range of hiring options to suit their needs. M Force also offers flexible payment terms in order to meet the needs to individual businesses.
Some Candidates Only Work With Staffing Companies
If you’re looking for a top notch contractor for an important project, you’ll likely find the best candidates through a staffing company. There’s a large segment of workers who actually prefer contracting. They can command higher salaries, work on a variety of projects and have the freedom to travel to different projects or take time off between jobs if they want.
Build a Relationship
Using a staffing company is a great opportunity to build trust. When you work with a locally owned business like M Force, you’ll get a dedicated account manager and recruiter. You’ll know their names and be able to contact them directly to talk about your jobs. No bureaucracy or red tape. That can lead to a lasting relationship and a better understanding of your business.
The entire team at M Force prides itself in being open, honest and trustworthy. We’re in it for the long-haul with our customers and work every day to make hiring simple and easy. We’ll provide personal service in a way you just won’t get from national staffing firms.