5 Ways a Best of Staffing Company Can Help Your Recruiting in 2021

on February 15, 2021 in ABR Blog, Awards


It’s 2021. People are selective about the ingredients in their food, the origin of their T-shirts, and the production value of their TV shows. Shouldn’t a business leader choosing a staffing company be just as discerning?

Not all staffing firms were created equally. Partner with a sub-par organization and the talent delivered to your door will be lackluster. But trust your recruiting to the best in the game and you’ll notice a world of difference. We know what sets great companies apart because we’ve won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing award for 11 years in a row.

Ready to discover the real impact partnering with a Best of Staffing company can have on your 2021 recruiting?

Saves You Time

Staffing firms were practically invented to help save you time, but not all will. You likely want to engage with a staffing firm so you can avoid dealing with all the headaches that come along with sourcing, background checks, phone screens, etc. At the end of the day, you want profiles for a small number of interested, top-tier candidates on your desk. There’s just no time for you to talk to 50 unqualified people before finding a viable candidate. If a staffing firm is sending you dozens of less-than-stellar resumes and you have to sift through them, what’s the point?

A Best of Staffing firm is an efficiency machine. It’s a company that’s been around and has proven success under its belt. Sourcing methods have been honed over years, not months. Recruiting processes are airtight. Such a firm can spot poor fits right away and remove them from the candidate funnel. Importantly, they can also spot great talent quickly, vetting them and getting them to you for final approval in a fraction of the time it would take your own team.

Provides Work-Ready Talent

There is little worse for your business than making a hire only to discover that they can’t actually perform what’s required of them. When you engage with a staffing firm, you’re trusting that they’re thoroughly evaluating talent to identify candidates who can hit the ground running. That means talent has to be interviewed for behavioral attributes. They have to have their skills tested, their references checked, and their background screened. Ideally, they’re attending an orientation before they even start at your company. You need a guarantee that a new hire is work-ready on day 1, not on day 45. That’s exactly what Best of Staffing companies provide.

Unlocks a Large Network

The saying “it’s all about who you know” exists for a reason. Your company has very specific talent needs. There are role requirements to consider, the question of cultural fit, and the candidate must also be able to thrive within your proprietary processes. Ultimately, unless you’re willing to settle, hiring is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Working with a top staffing firm is like taking a powerful magnet to that haystack, quickly picking up that needle.

That’s because great staffing firms have developed large candidate networks that they can mine at any time. A great network is comprised of many passive job seekers, or the people who are employed elsewhere and not sending out their resume very much. Often, it’s those passive individuals who are the most talented individuals and the ones who would be right for your team. Access to a large network like that can make the difference between finding the perfect candidate within 2 weeks or settling for disappointment two months later. How else could you find them if they’re not out there applying for your roles?

Becomes an Extension of Your Team

The best staffing partners should never feel like vendors; they should feel like coworkers. Cold, national conglomerates don’t understand your local market, but the staffing firms operating in your community do. Their hyper-local approach simply can’t be matched by a distracted firm 2,000 miles away.

Such a partner will also tailor their services to your company, not try to fit your requirements into a rigid structure. Yes, a proven process created over time is essential, but adhering to that process no matter what is not what a top staffing firm does. It adjusts the process to fit your evolving needs. Not all businesses are alike and not all recruiting or staffing solutions should be either.

A staffing firm cannot truly represent your team or even tailor its process to you if it doesn’t get to know you first. You’ll know right away if you’re working with a good staffing firm because, while they work quickly, they will still take the time to get to know your culture at the beginning of the relationship. They will ask you the imperative questions that shape your recruiting solution and the candidates you’re presented. It’s the only way to provide excellent talent that fits the role responsibilities and meshes with your team.

Saves You Money

Businesses exist to turn a profit, so any opportunity to save money is one worth exploring. The right staffing firm allows you to focus on your core responsibilities. Hiring managers aren’t pulled out of their imperative tasks for hours at a time. It’s hard to justify using all your internal resources for the full-blown recruiting process for temporary talent, but that’s what a Best of Staffing firm can provide. And for permanent talent, you simply cannot risk a bad hire. The damage of having the wrong person in the role can be costly. Unfortunately, it’s also expensive to leave roles open too long since less work gets done and others become distracted covering that role’s requirements.

Then, there are employment laws to consider. Ban the box laws that prohibit asking candidates about salary history or new rules that require disclosing salaries on job postings are spreading. Are you able to spend the time necessary to make sure you’re maintaining compliance with these new laws? As companies begin recruiting remotely in new areas, they’re accidentally violating regulations that could result in thousands in fines. When you consider all these factors in combination with the four other factors above, engaging with a stellar staffing firm is the safest and most affordable way to hire talent.

Boost Your Recruiting in 2021

When you purchase something from the store, you expect it to work as described on the box. It sounds simple, but you should expect the same from your staffing partner. There are many more reasons why a Best of Staffing company can help you successfully recruit in 2021, but the only way you’ll really find out what it’s like to be supported by the cream of the crop is to partner with them. Your expectations will be high – quickly securing exceptional talent that’s right for your company – but that’s what you’ll receive.

Looking to partner with a Best of Staffing company for your recruiting needs? We’ve got your back. Reach out to us here and let’s start the conversation.