Unveiling the Truth: The Benefits of Adding a Staffing Partner to Your Hiring Process

Teams are running leaner and hiring is even more difficult – between the “Great Resignation” and the skills gap that’s prevalent in the manufacturing industry (among so many other industries too) it’s so hard to find and hire the right talent.

It’s no secret that hiring in manufacturing is challenging and can be a daunting task, especially when there’s a shortage of qualified candidates. As a person or part of a team responsible for hiring, you’re under constant pressure to fill open positions quickly while also ensuring that you’re finding the best candidates for the job, as well as meeting and maintaining your staffing levels as they ebb and flow, making sure your new hires are onboarded and integrated – the challenges are endless.

This is where partnering with a reputable staffing agency can help you in more ways than one.

So how does partnering with a reputable staffing agency help businesses of all sizes find and hire the right people into their organizations?

Staffing Agencies Provide Flexibility in the Hiring Process

When you partner with a staffing agency, you’re getting a flexible hiring process. Staffing agencies have a pool of talented candidates that they can tap into for your open positions. These candidates have been pre-screened, and the agency has verified their qualifications and experience, which saves you so much time and effort in the recruitment process. This is critical in situations where you need to move quicker due to an increase in production and orders.

Staffing agencies can also help speed up the hiring process. Because they have access to the larger pool of candidates and are experienced in recruiting, they can often fill positions more quickly than you could on your own. This can be particularly useful if you have an urgent hiring need, such as when an employee suddenly quits or when you need to fill a critical position.

Additionally, staffing agencies can offer you temporary, temp-to-hire, or direct-hire placements. This means that you can bring in extra help for busy periods or hire a full-time employee with confidence, knowing that the candidate is a good fit for your team.

Lastly, adopting a flexible staffing program allows you to quickly increase and decrease your workforce to meet workloads so that you’re not carrying excess labor costs during slower periods.

Lowering Your Risk and Reducing Hiring Costs

Hiring is an expensive and time-consuming process, and there’s always a risk that the candidate may not be the right fit. Staffing agencies mitigate this risk by providing a probationary period for you to evaluate candidates before you hire them and incur costs of carrying an additional employee. If the candidate does not work out, the staffing agency will do the legwork to provide a candidate to backfill the position. This means that you can focus on your business while the staffing agency takes care of the hiring and replaces the candidate if needed. Staffing agencies also take on the risk and cost of unemployment and workers compensation if something unforeseen happens.

Staffing agencies can also help reduce these costs by handling much of the recruitment process on your behalf. This includes posting job listings, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and even performing background checks and other pre-employment screening. This can free up your HR team to focus on other important tasks, such as employee retention and development.

Outsource the Legwork to Attract and Interview the Right Candidates

Staffing agencies are experts in recruitment and have developed tools and resources to attract and interview the right candidates. They know where to look for qualified candidates and have the expertise to screen and interview them effectively. This means that you’ll be presented with candidates that are a good fit for your company, reducing the time and cost spent on recruitment. Again, this is helpful when you need to move fast to scale up when production levels require more staff.

Staffing agencies are also currently involved in hiring processes each day, so they are ready to jump into your hiring process where you need it the most. A reputable staffing agency can jump in where you need the most help and then scale up their support to help you in all areas of recruiting and hiring.

A Talented and Ready Team to Plug Right into Your Process with Access to Candidates

Partnering with a staffing agency gives you access to a full team of experienced recruiters and resources to use when and only when you need it. You only pay for what you use versus hiring full time people to your staff.

When you partner with a staffing agency, you’re also gaining access to a pool of talented candidates who are ready to hit the ground running. These candidates have already been screened and vetted by the agency and are eager to work for your company.

Staffing agencies also have a vast network of candidates that they can tap into, which means that you have access to a broader range of candidates than you would if you were relying solely on your own recruitment efforts. This can be particularly useful if you are looking for candidates with specialized skills or experience that may be hard to find through traditional recruitment methods. Plus, they have experience in recruiting and hiring these types of candidates – so no time lost getting up to speed on job roles and functions in a manufacturing facility.

Extension of Your Team So You Can Do More With Less

Partnering with a staffing agency means that you’re getting an extension of your team. The agency’s recruiters work tirelessly to find the right candidates for your company, and they’re always available to provide support when needed. Additionally, staffing agencies can help you manage your workforce more efficiently by providing payroll and benefits administration services. Reputable staffing agencies are invested, prepared, committed, experienced, and ready to step in to help.

Manufacturing companies often require specialized expertise in areas such as quality control, logistics, and supply chain management. A staffing agency can provide access to temporary workers with expertise in these areas, allowing you to fill skill gaps and improve your overall operations.

Partnering with a reputable staffing agency is a smart move for any company that wants to streamline their hiring process and reduce the risk of making a bad hire. Staffing agencies provide flexibility in the hiring process, lower your risk when hiring, outsource the legwork to attract and interview the right candidates, offer a talented and ready team to plug right into your process, and are an extension of your team so you can do more with less.

If you’re struggling to find the right talent for your manufacturing company, it’s time to consider partnering with a staffing agency. GTR not only helps job seekers find their next opportunity, but we also connect employers with the right talent. Let us help you find the perfect fit for your team. Contact us today to learn more.