Temporary staff can be great for a business. They can be a great way to fill a position before you find a permanent one, many are highly skilled in certain niches, they tend to be very motivated to impress, and the fact they can be brought in quickly as a solution to a short-term problem makes them a vital component of many businesses.
Hiring the staff themselves can often be an arduous task for an employer, which is why many opt to use a recruitment agency to hire temporary staff. Recruitment agencies can make hiring temporary staff that bit easier, and can actually make it more beneficial for all parties involved.
Let’s take a look at some great benefits that can be gained from using a recruitment agency to hire temporary staff:
Time Can Be Saved
As the saying goes ‘time is money’ and that could not be truer in business, which is why the fact that an agency can save a company a lot of time spent recruiting is one of the biggest reasons for hiring them.
Hiring any type of staff is time-consuming, especially in the earliest stages that involve things like advertising the position and going though all applicants to select suitable ones. An agency will take care of all these stages, and can use their own listings, networks, and sources to find the best temporary applicants and bring them forward to the business.
The Best Candidates Can Be Found
Advertising for temporary positions will likely result in hundreds of applicants, and the majority of these are probably underqualified for the position. Agencies are great for finding the best talent, even on a temporary basis, and can ensure that these candidates are available for the position.
Many individuals are looking for new opportunities whilst currently in employment, and a recruitment agency is one of the first places to find them. Before you know you could have several highly qualified candidates for the position(s).
Money Can Be Saved
Despite the fact hiring a recruitment agency will cost a fee, it could end up saving more money when compared to doing the recruitment in-house. The fact is that advertising and interviewing vacancies will result in substantial costs for a business, and this doesn’t even guarantee that the positions are a filled.
It goes back to the earlier statement of ‘time is money’, as the time they can save you by taking care of the recruitment duties could end up being more cost effective than doing so yourself!
No Need to Screen
When looking for temporary staff you will need to screen any potential candidates before they even step in for an interview. An agency can deal with this entire process, from background checks to contacting references, and many will interview any candidates before they meet with you to ensure they are adequately qualified for the position.
So when it comes to interviewing for the position, there is a piece of mind that each individual has been thoroughly screen and is one of the best applicants available for the position before you have even spoke to them.