I Have Plenty of Applicants. Why Do I Need a Staffing Firm?

July 20th, 2012

If recruiting represents your only hiring challenge, and you have a long line of applicants winding out the door for every available position in your company, than you may not need a staffing firm at all. But for most companies, recruiting represents only one small component of the hiring process.

Even after you’ve gathered a pile of applications, you still need to make sure that the right candidates are matched to the right positions. Hiring can be expensive, and every new employee represents a significant investment in terms of financial capital, time, and opportunity costs. Choosing the wrong candidate can be a damaging mistake, especially if it means letting a great one get away.

Expert staffing firms will screen, test, interview and conduct background checks on each of your applicants, which can save resources and provide you with peace of mind. When you outsource these tasks to professionals, you know they’ll be completed correctly and thoroughly.

Screening
A good staffing firm can help you narrow your applicant pool by screening inappropriate candidates through phone interviews or in-person meetings. A great staffing firm hires experienced pros who can make decisions based on subtle indicators, targeted questions, and behavioral cues.

Testing
The right staffing firm can generate testing material to measure your applicants’ existing skill sets and other indicators of success.

Interviewing
Staffing firms can perform your first round of interviews, simplifying your final selection process and leaving you to decide among only the best matches and most highly qualified finalists.

Background Checks
The background check is an often overlooked, but vital component of the staffing process. Candidates who seem pleasant and highly educated often step through the door without a background check when hiring managers are too busy for thorough due diligence. A stitch in time saves nine, and a comprehensive background check can prevent expensive problems down the road.

Ensure your investment lives up to your standards! Contact Personnel Services Unlimited for help in making the right choice.

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