Acting as the middlemen between employers and those seeking employment, staffing agencies promise to make recruitment a lot simpler for the management of any company, regardless of size. They’ve been around for many decades and have pretty much shaped the modern corporate landscape in terms of labor market values.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of using these agencies is the relative simplicity of hiring new people to the company at minimal expense.

If you want to save time looking through hundreds of portfolios and holding in-numerous interviews then staffing agencies are the way to go. Initially it was known for providing short term or temporary jobs, it now provides permanent jobs as well. For those who are looking for temporary jobs, staffing agencies give your professional platform a boost.

How do staffing agencies work?

Staffing agencies are responsible for finding the perfect person to fill the vacant spot in your company. Through advertising for the job vacancy countless resumes are sent.

They cut short the competition, by matching the entries skills and qualifications to your required criteria. After conducting a thorough search the perfect individual tailored to match your needs is found.

Finding the perfect person to fit the bill can be a long process. The people that are finally picked can be called for a one on one interview or the interview can be conducted over the phone as well.

Staffing agencies can also recommend people they feel are right for the job. As they deal with the recruiting and screening of individuals daily, their recommendations are considered equally important.

You may also hire an agency that specializes in a particular department as their recommendations would be more specific, suiting the expertise you’re looking out for.

The growing popularity of recruitment and staffing agencies has seen an increase in them globally. Aerotek & Linkedin are just a couple of big names. Syracuse has seen one of the biggest increases in the demand for Staffing Agencies. Accountemps, Officeteam, Modis, C.R Fletcher Associates are all located within a short distance from each other. This tells us that where there is availability of jobs the demand to have organised recruits has increased.

Advantages of Staffing Agencies to companies:

If there’s work to complete and meetings are set up all day long it gets difficult to find time to look through portfolios. Finding the right person for the job can be a daunting task. Staffing agencies ease your recruiting pressure and in turn help you save time.

If your company has seasonal projects then hiring a staffing agency is the way to go. As staffing agencies offer temporary placement, providing salaries would only be for the allotted time period. This helps with saving money which can then be utilized in other areas.

The possibilities of a company hiring the right person is slimmer in comparison to a staffing agency as their network connections are much broader and wider.

If the company offers a temporary placement then they do not necessarily have to offer health and medical benefits.

The agency handles all the work from screening, holding interviews even payments of the employees.

Advantages to those seeking jobs:

As these agencies deal with temporary jobs you can work while continuing your search for a permanent job.

The hiring company deals with the agencies payment, so your registering expenses are nil.

In some situations a temporary job may turn into a permanent one if the company is pleased with your performance.

The ideal job maybe halfway across the world and you may be unaware of it. Whereas searching for the perfect candidate may take hours and days too. Staffing agencies have reached out worldwide making the world a smaller place. Thus, making the impossible, now, possible.

Employment agencies can make a lot of difference to businesses in a holistic way. They help to get the right sort of talent out and also help people in the economy get the relevant jobs for their backgrounds. The efficiencies of using staffing or employment agencies are without a doubt.

If you are looking for a way to get your CV uploaded onto a staffing agencies database you may have to look around on the internet. While if you are a company looking for the right talent, the staffing agencies are most likely approaching you. You will need to figure out the best fit when it comes to finding the right agency for your company, but once you find a company sticks to it for the long run.

Recruiting the best is often what defines the culture and atmosphere at your company. Companies and firms are nothing more than a collection of people and with the best and brightest people you can make your business scale heights like never before.

Author: Sunny Popali works for Staffworks, a staffing agency based in Syracuse. Staffworks believes that companies success lies in experienced industry professionals that manage and staffed offices with the right candidates. We help them to find right people for their workplace and provide various services like temporary staffing to professional placement, payroll and group benefit services.

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