As a business leader, it is crucial to have a strong and capable team to achieve success. However, finding top talent is a time-consuming task that can hinder the growth of your company. This is where staffing agencies come in – they can help businesses find and hire the best talent quickly and efficiently.
Research shows that companies that work with staffing agencies have a competitive advantage over those that don’t. For instance, a study by CareerBuilder found:
- 54% of employers believe staffing agencies offer a better quality of hire than other recruiting methods.
- 63% of companies reported a cost savings by using staffing agencies to fill their open positions.
- Staffing agencies placed more than 16 million employees into temporary and permanent jobs in 2019 alone
One of the main benefits of working with a staffing agency is that they have access to a larger pool of candidates. Staffing agencies often have an extensive network of professionals that they can leverage to source top talent. A study by Staffing Industry Analysts found that 98% of staffing agencies use social media to attract and source candidates, indicating the breadth and depth of their networks.
Staffing agencies can also save your company time and money. The same CareerBuilder study showed that 41% of employers cited saving time as the main reason for working with staffing agencies. This is because staffing agencies can handle the screening and vetting process, allowing your team to focus on other important tasks. Moreover, staffing agencies can help you save costs associated with posting job ads, conducting background checks, and managing the hiring process.
An additional advantage of working with a staffing agency is their expertise in recruiting. Staffing agencies are experts in their field and have the knowledge and experience needed to identify and attract the best candidates. According to a report by the American Staffing Association, staffing agencies placed more than 16 million employees into temporary and permanent jobs in 2019 alone, indicating their success in matching candidates to the right jobs.
Furthermore, staffing agencies offer flexibility to businesses of all sizes. Staffing agencies offer a range of services, from temporary staffing to permanent placement, meaning they can help companies find the right talent for their needs, no matter what they may be. The same Staffing Industry Analysts study showed that 78% of staffing agencies offer temporary-to-permanent placements, providing companies with a low-risk way to test out a candidate before making a long-term commitment.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, companies can further improve their recruitment process by working with staffing agencies that utilize Kolbe™. Kolbe’s Conative (Personal Strengths) Assessment helps identify the natural instincts and strengths of a candidate. Staffing agencies that utilize Kolbe™ can provide clients with candidates that are a better match for the job and the company’s culture, resulting in higher job satisfaction and retention rates. A study by Kolbe Corp found that companies that use Kolbe™ in their hiring process have a 38% lower turnover rate than those that don’t.
In conclusion, staffing agencies offer a range of benefits to companies, including access to a larger pool of candidates, time and cost savings, expertise in recruiting, and flexibility. Xyon Global is proud to be a Kolbe™ Certified and believe in it so much that we double our standard replacement guarantee from 3 months to 6 months. At Xyon, we find that utilizing Kolbe™ find and align candidates by understanding their natural strengths, in turn placing candidates that are a better match for the job and the company culture, leading to higher job satisfaction and retention rates.
Learn more about our process, guarantee and the science behind Kolbe™ here.