Why Working With a Staffing Agency is Worth the Investment

by Danielle Foster

To say finding local Sonoma County candidates is difficult would be an understatement. According to the Economic Development Board (EDB) Sonoma County’s 2017 annual unemployment rate was just 3.4% which translates into 10,300 workers. With a more competitive labor market, 33% of employers reported experiencing great difficulty in filling open positions. The beauty of staffing agencies is that they have the resources and know-how to recruit and hire the right people for your team. Here are three of the top reasons why working with a staffing agency might be the right decision for you:

1. Save Time & Money
Between writing a great job description, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates and negotiating salaries, getting the right person to join your team can take precious time away from your existing obligations, which may end up hurting the business in the long run. When you have the responsibilities of a full-time job, you may simply not have the bandwidth to make hiring a priority, which means the hiring process could take even longer.
Capable staffing agencies will provide recruiters who are solely dedicated to finding the right person to join your team. The agency does the hard work of pre-screening and interviewing all candidates to evaluate skills, define career objectives, and verify professional and personal references. They also know the market! Staffing agencies possess a deep industry knowledge coupled with a strong candidate database and creative sourcing approaches that allow them to consistently achieve client satisfaction. The best agencies will act as your partners, acting as your eyes and ears in the job market.

2. Interview Candidates vs. Applicants
When a company is looking for a new team member they usually post ads online or on their website. Many of the people who come across these ads aren’t necessarily a good match for the position, which means spending more time sifting through unqualified applications. In a sense, staffing agencies do that work for you. Agencies understand the industry you work in and are up to date on job skills and requirements making it easy to identify good candidates. By forging strong relationships with their client’s agencies understand the company’s needs and find the candidates that not only have the skills they are looking for, but also fit their company culture. By providing a list of qualified resumes’, agencies turn applicants into candidates.

3. Flexibility
Staffing agencies offer multiple different services to meet your business needs and maximize your return on investment. Some different ways to utilize agencies may include:

Contract: If you’re looking for someone to help you with your project, peak workflow or seasonal needs, contract job placement service can deliver one or several qualified team members to you when you need it most.

Contract-to-Hire: Wanting to hire someone for a Direct Hire position but want the ability to work with them for a while before offering them the job? Contract to Hire service offers you the ability to employ professionals on a try-before-you-hire basis.

Direct-Hire Placement: If you’re looking for an addition to your core team, direct-hire job placement service helps you find the right person for that position.

For over 20 years, Artizen Staffing has specialized in bringing GREAT people together with GREAT companies. When working with the Artizen Staffing team, you’ll quickly see that Quality, Responsiveness, Agility and Integrity are more than just a motto—it’s part of our culture and what we deliver each and every day. To learn more about the benefits of working with a staffing agency visit our contact page to get in touch with a Artizen Staffing team member.