Imagine opening up a new business that starts booming quickly. You suddenly find yourself in need of an employee or maybe even a couple of employees. The problem is you’ve never hired anyone. You don’t know how to onboard someone into your company let alone go about finding them. Some research will show you that you need to post the job online, read resumes, interview, screen candidates, and even get tax information prepared.
Maybe that situation isn’t hard for you to imagine. Finding and hiring new employees is a common problem for small and growing businesses. Whether you are in need of one employee or several, you need a staffing solution that will work for your plans and processes. One option you have: partner with a staffing firm that can bring you custom solutions. Here are three great ways how staffing agencies and small businesses can work together to find great solutions:
- Testing Out Employees. As a small business, you’re probably still going through some growing pains, which means money could fluctuate on a month-to-month basis. You may not be quite ready to make that full-time hire. When you choose to hire a temporary worker or even a temp-to-hire worker, you allow yourself the time to adjust to the growth and test out the waters. See if the employee will work well within your company and if you can handle another full-time employee before you actually make that commitment.
- Ease the Stress: Finding employees is a full-time job and can be overly stressful. In order to find the right employee, you have to post your open position on job boards, read resumes/cover letters, and interview candidates in order to find the right hire. As a business owner or even a manager, you don’t have the time it takes to really find that right fit. No matter your needs, specifications, or requirements, a staffing firm can help find you the right candidate for the job. Instead of looking through dozens (or more) resumes, a staffing firm will simply send you a few candidates after pre-screening and screening them. These candidates will be the best choices for your staffing needs.
- Make Onboarding Easier: One of the biggest issues with hiring new employees is the onboarding process. It can take months for an employee to become fully acclimated to a new work environment. Partnerships between staffing agencies and small businesses can make this process more effective and easier through presentations, testimonials, mentor programs, multimedia tools, and tours. When your new employee starts, you want them to be as prepared as possible and a staffing firm can help make that happen.
Your life doesn’t need to be stressful because you need to hire an employee. Instead, rely on a team of experts to target, engage, and qualify top candidates who can help you successfully carry out your plans and effectively manage your processes.
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