staffing as a strategic tool

| July 28, 2020

Finding talent remains a challenge for many local employers. Posting jobs, asking contacts for referrals, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates and negotiating salaries all take valuable time away from a business owner or manager’s existing obligations. A strategic staffing partner that understands your business and how to implement advanced sourcing and assessment practices could help alleviate some of the stress.

Benefits of a staffing partner

Organizations are increasingly using part-time, freelance and temporary workers to fill workforce gaps and have partnered with staffing services as a valuable resource for finding the needed talent quickly and efficiently. Here are a few benefits that a staffing provider can offer your business:

Hire quicker

The hiring process can be very time consuming and lengthy, and as a result of the global skills gap, today’s employers can benefit from a partner attuned to the labor trends in the market who understands the evolving needs of their organization. A staffing provider spends considerable time and resources attracting the most qualified candidates with aggressive recruiting, tapping into the best talent in the market. An experienced and knowledgeable staff can focus on the details and subtleties that often don’t surface in a standard interview or through reviewing a resume. A comprehensive assessment process serves to eliminate the disruption caused by ineffective and inadequate selection practices.

Increase flexibility & save time

As companies try to be more cost efficient and only add workers when needed, temporary staffing provides flexibility. This allows you to adjust your workforce to meet the evolving demands of your business. Experienced staffing providers can find the right candidates quickly by using an extensive network and well-built pipeline. And, we are there to support you and your hiring managers. As the employer for a temporary associate placed with your organization, we’re available to work with supervisors to address issues that interfere with optimal performance.

Reduce risk

You can use the opportunity to “try” an employee before taking on the liability of the employee. When you use staffing services, the company assumes many of the responsibilities including payroll, payroll taxes, workers’ compensation insurance, unemployment insurance, new hire process and preliminary onboarding during the temporary period. You can then focus your efforts on site specific onboarding and training which contributes to the long-term retention of employees. Temporary staffing also gives employers the opportunity to quickly end assignments when the project is complete or if the employee is not a good fit. The agency takes care of the details, including finding that employee other work.

Let workplace build the team that works for you

Our commitment to understanding the goals of employers and candidates serves as the focus of everything we do. We view our role to be that of a trusted advisor who takes the time to learn about your company and your specific needs in order to provide you with the best service.

With over 30 years of experience connecting people and opportunities in the Rockford area, the workplace team are experts in our region’s values, worth, and challenges. This expertise enables us to understand how to attract top talent to the Rockford area and to your business. With this thorough approach to the recruitment, assessing, and interviewing processes, we aim to place people with the passion and the experience needed to contribute your growth and success.