Why Staffing Agencies
In the IT industry there was a record high in 2017 for open available positions that needed to be filled with qualified applicants. According to USA TODAY 670,000 jobs are open in the tech industry and only more tech jobs are going to grow in the world we live in today. According to Frontline Source Group, as many as 90% of companies use a staffing service to fill their requirements. For many reasons, the advantages to partnering with a reputable IT Staffing company will make all the difference in your business. However, it must be made clear that there is nothing inherently superior to using a recruiter who works at an external firm then compared to a corporate recruiter. The advantage exists inherently however just by the fact that the IT Staffing recruiter tends to work fewer assignments and are compensated based directly on their results and not just their level of activity. When it comes to representing stronger candidates, this is a clear advantage.
By partnering with an IT Staffing company, you will from the beginning notice the benefit by the quick response times without compromising any part of the comprehensive vetting process. You will be able to eliminate operational costs and still see an increase in efficiency as your staffing agency will help you onboard your new members so you can reduce the costly downtime that leaves your recruit stagnate.
The flexibility of using a contingent workforce is second to none because of the freedom to accelerate production or slow it down in an instance. You can have extra help when you need for seasonal work, sick leaves, and vacation time without having to be committed to paying compensation when work slows.
Even after putting in the time, money, and resources you still risk hiring the wrong person if you do it internally and now having to do it all over again now adds much more additional costs. If you use temp-to-hire services, you can test out the new employees even before making the commitment to hire full time. And lastly, staffing companies are professionals who recruit full time, so they understand the industry as well as the manager needs. Corporate recruiters can do this but do not often get the chance to, instead they over-rely on skills, experience, and compensation to filter candidates, eliminating high potential and diverse candidates from consideration.