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Finding talented and suitable employees is a big challenge for many large, small, and medium-sized enterprises. With greater competition and a more saturated market, companies are looking for more reliable and cost-effective ways to search and find talent.
A staffing agency partners with internal teams to provide flexible and effective staffing solutions that, together, double down on talent search efficiency, quality, productivity, and agility. Meanwhile, the business can focus on other essential functions. Staffing agencies broaden access to talent by working with several partners and solutions to ensure that their clients get their work done as they need. In times of high-paced competition and a shortage of qualified workers, staffing agencies help companies to access the best talent from all possible directions. They do this by providing advise to your business on where to look, what to offer and how to engage job seekers for your specific vacancies and ongoing hiring needs.
In a competitive labor market, businesses are looking for suitable temporary and part-time workers that cater to their business needs. At the same time, the younger workforce seeks organizations that value flexibility and a healthy work-life balance. As such, staffing agencies become a valuable medium for bringing workers and businesses together.
There are many different kinds of staffing agencies that solve different problems. Arthur Ransier, Director of Business Strategy at nTech, says, “The core differences between staffing agencies are about the problems being solved: the magnitude, purpose, frequency, industry, and difficulty of hiring help to orient providers towards the right solution. Further, there are constraints when commercializing a solution, such as cost or rules, and stakeholder requirements that are included in solution design. Payment terms, level of effort, warranties, and other expectations can vary considerably between services.”
Staffing agencies offer a variety of services, some of which include:
Staffing agencies have many benefits for job seekers and companies looking to hire. Companies save on hiring costs by streamlining hiring efforts and getting relief during busy projects by delegating the hiring responsibility to staffing agencies, thus creating a more diverse workforce and accessing talent networks and industry knowledge and data.
Similarly, job seekers also get access to a wide range of employer networks cultivated by staffing agencies. For potential candidates, working with a staffing agency is a way to accelerate networking and job exploration. Passive candidates (those comfortable with their current job) can put feelers out with multiple staffing agencies to broaden their search, compile market data, and understand the competitive landscape for their work. Once they’ve exhausted contacts in their existing network, active job seekers can use a staffing agency to enter new circles and gain access to employment.
Internal hiring and working with a staffing agency can go hand in hand. As Ransier puts it, “It’s not binary, whether a company should work with a staffing agency or build an internal team to hire workers. Staffing agencies work alongside the business to design solutions, which most often results in hybrid solutions – contingent and permanent workers, contractors and employees, part-time and full-time workers, in-house talent acquisition, and recruitment outsourcing. The key is to design a purpose-built hiring solution for continually getting work done in a way that is both economical and practical.”
At nTech, we have innovative and customized staffing solutions that cater to businesses of all sizes. Our services include direct hire, staff augmentation, LEVEL-UP, direct sourcing, payroll outsourcing, and agency of record (AOR). We go beyond finding the right people by retaining productive workers, providing growth opportunities, and making a real impact at your company.
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