Job openings are 60% to 70% above where they were a year ago in many industries and locations.
Translation? Our nation is in a major talent crunch right now, with more open jobs than available superstars to fill them.
This talent drought has led to fierce competition in the job market. Posting jobs online is no longer a reliable way to find the best candidates for critical roles, causing many organizations to explore new sources for finding A-level talent.
Today’s biggest recruiting challenges are diverse and complex – and many are completely new in the wake of the pandemic. But as best practices evolve, recruiters and search consultants stay ahead of the curve – making them ideal partners in your search for your next superstar.
Whether you need an entry-level employee or an experienced professional, these are the benefits of outsourcing recruiting to a staffing agency or professional recruiting firm to help find new talent:
1. Shorten time-to-hire.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, the average time to fill a position is 36 days. If a role is vacant during this time, it disrupts your business and places undue stress on your team. A staffing firm like PrideStaff shortens your search by maintaining a large pool of qualified candidates who is ready to work. In many cases, we can even provide an interim replacement to fill your open role while we search for a direct replacement.
2. Find the best candidate.
When you post a job online, there’s no guarantee that the best person for the role will see it. Your ideal candidate may be gainfully employed in today’s employment market – and not searching job postings.
However, when you outsource your recruiting to us, we employ a multi-pronged recruitment strategy – including tactics to attract both active and passive talent – that’s customized for your industry and available role. With the right strategy in place, you can rest assured that we’ll refer the best candidate for the job – not merely the best candidate who applied to your job posting.
3. Stay focused on your business.
Sifting through unqualified resumes, conducting phone screens, coordinating and conducting interviews, checking references…they’re activities that slow your team down – and distract you from what’s most important. A qualified recruiter manages these time-consuming activities and refers only qualified candidates who will perform well and mesh with your culture.
4. Reduce the risk of a bad hire.
While exact numbers vary, replacing a bad hire can cost you thousands – if not tens of thousands – of dollars. Professional recruiters and search consultants are experts in creating the right match between talent and opportunity, helping to ensure hiring success. What’s more, staffing agencies like PrideStaff and professional recruiting firms like G.A. Rogers & Associates offer guarantees to reduce the financial risk of bad hires.
Outsource your recruiting to us. With industry-leading recruitment technology, expert recruiters, and a vast, nationwide talent network, PrideStaff and G.A. Rogers & Associates are ready to help. Contact us today to start a conversation.