Why Should Small Business Take Advantage of Staffing Agencies

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Why Should Small Business Take Advantage of Staffing Agencies

Small businesses can grow at a rapid rate. For entrepreneurs who launch startups, the extensive growth can be quite welcome. Revenues increases often coincide with a small business’ transition into a larger enterprise. Staffing responsibilities, however, can weigh heavily on the owner of the business.

A shock to the system often hits small business owners when they realize the difficulties associated with staffing duties. Ignoring the responsibilities of properly staffing a growing business simply isn’t an option though. A legitimate option involves turning over those duties to a staffing agency. Entrepreneurs like to do things on their own even to the point of overworking themselves. Rather than make such a mistake, look at the important duties a staffing agency can expertly handle.

Time Commitments Cease to be Problematic 

Even the greatest time management experts wish they had more hours in the day. Investing significant time in screening and interviewing potential new hires chips away at the already limited time. A staffing agency serves the primary purpose of locating qualified persons. In fact, the agencies streamlined hiring down to an efficient science. Requesting the services of a staffing agency not only frees the time available to the business owner, the entire process moves a lot quicker. Again, experienced staffing experts aren’t going to muddle through hiring steps.

Less of a Chance of Being Fooled 

Even honest job seekers may try to stretch the truth in order to land a position with a desirable company. And then there are those who flat out try to hoodwink a potential employer. When lacking experience in hiring staff, being lulled into hiring the wrong person increases in odds.

Fooling a staffing agency isn’t impossible, but it won’t be all that easy. Considering the huge volume of people the agency deals with, the recruitment specialists generally know how to see through deception. That’s a valuable benefit. Hiring the wrong person could prove to be a catastrophe.

Why Should Small Business Take Advantage of Staffing Agencies

Cutting Down on Costs 

Time and effort invested in searching for a new employee end up costing money. The immediate response from the skeptical commonly notes money must be spent on the staffing agency. True, the staffing agency doesn’t perform services for free. However, a technology staffing agency or other recruitment business promotes itself as efficient. The final tally on expenses won’t be as costly when a business outsources staffing to the right recruitment company. And we must return to the original point about hiring the right person. Placing the wrong person in a job and then terminating that individual drives costs up immensely. Small businesses really should avoid such mistakes

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Informing the Small Business of Who to Hire 

Small business owners might have a good idea in mind about who to hire, but that idea might not really be good. Lacking experience in filling positions, small business owners could outright have the wrong candidate in mind. Here’s where a staffing agency once again comes to the rescue. A specialist likely can determine the proper level of education and experience required for a particular job. This, in turn, supports the goal of putting the best person into the position.

Hiring on a Temporary Basis

Even when small businesses wish to hire someone to fill a full-time job, doing so proves unfeasible. The company's budget simply cannot handle paying someone full-time. Nor can the company deal with unemployment and health insurance-related expenses. When going through a staffing agency, the option to fill a job on a temporary basis exists. The staffing agency could even stagger the fulfillment requirements. In other words, the worker goes in knowing he or she must commit to six weeks, then take four weeks off, and then return for eight weeks. Depending upon the position of the would-be job seeker, such a temporary arrangement wouldn’t be a bad deal.

Whatever arrangement is decided upon, the end result would be fairer than hiring someone only to lay him or her off without warning in a few weeks.

By  Kevin Faber Embed

Kevin Faber is the CEO of Silver Summit Capital. He graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Business/Managerial Economics. In his free time, Kevin is usually watching basketball or kicking back and reading a good book.


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