Reasons to Outsource Hiring Your Skilled Labor Workforce


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Then explore the benefits of working with a staffing partner to hire quality talent.

What is the skilled labor workforce?

Skilled labor is the people in your workforce whose roles require higher levels of training, education and experience to execute more complex tasks. This is not routine work. Recruiting and hiring skilled labor requires a strong job description, clear understanding of how to assess skills and qualifications, and a recruiter who knows how to screen for team fit.

It may seem like a no-brainer to have your internal team hire skilled labor. But many companies find recruiting and hiring on their own can cost them more money, take longer and may result in lower-quality candidates than hiring a staffing partner. No matter what industry or job market you’re in, recruiting requires a deep network and the right tools to deliver the best candidate experiences.

Risks of managing skilled labor recruitment in-house

When it comes to money and time, loss of cash flow can have an immense impact on your business. Leaving positions vacant means work isn’t getting done and your team suffers and gets overstretched from covering the gaps. One way to reduce costs while keeping your business productive is outsourcing hiring.

An effective staffing partner will decrease time to fill and financial expenditures while bringing in high-quality employees. Here are a few ways keeping that function in-house could affect your results:

Increased turnover

While it may seem easier and more cost-effective to handle hiring internally, studies show this may result in lower-quality candidates and hires who aren’t fit for the role. A single bad hire can impact team morale and ultimately increase employee turnover. One study found that the average cost to replace just one employee can have a huge financial impact on your business.

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Loss in productivity

When companies handle hiring internally, often this responsibility is an addition to their normal day. It starts with spending money to post the position, weed through possibly hundreds of applicants and resumes in hopes of finding the needle in the haystack. Next comes scheduling and conducting interviews, doing reference checks, and pre-screenings while continuing to do your “day job”. If you were to pass the hiring off to a trusted partner, you could then focus valuable time on revamping your business to function in the new norm.

Drain company bankroll

The cost of a new hire does not stop with getting them interviewed, onboarded, and paid. You’re adding another person to your payroll, benefits as well as the exposure for worker’s compensation and any unemployment costs.

Benefits (and savings) of working with a staffing agency

1. Hire candidates faster

Think of everything you have to do to hire candidates, there’s a long checklist that needs to be completed in a short amount of time before you can even get the hire you need working.

Staffing agencies have a pool of qualified workers that they can tap into, saving you time and effort in the long run. They deal with the time-suck of weeding through candidates, screening, interviewing, and preparing candidates for the position all while you are focusing on your core business.

Often, they will fill your vacant positions faster than you expect. Staffing partners also have the technology and expertise to guide you through hiring, even with restrictions on face-to-face meetings.

2. Reduce training costs

Every time you make a new hire, there is a certain learning curve or training that has to take place for this person to perform their everyday duties.

Hiring through a staffing firm will most likely eliminate or substantially reduce your training costs because these teams pre-qualify candidates to find those with the expertise you need to perform the job.

3. Improved workforce flexibility

When companies like yours choose to outsource staffing, they are hiring contracted/project workers, which allows you to increase and decrease staff depending on the workload without long-term financial commitment.

This will allow you to run an efficient business as demand for services changes day by day.

4. “Try before you buy” a candidate before you commit

A great added benefit of working with a staffing agency is that you can employ temp and temp-to-hire workers. You can see how they fit and make sure they are the correct match for your business before you bring them on full-time.

If for some reason they don’t work out, you can ask your staffing partner to end the assignment. You are not responsible for unemployment or the necessary paperwork to let someone go.

Additionally, Helpmates has a 100% Happiness Guarantee. If you are unhappy with the work performed by our Specialist, we will not charge you as long as you participate in our quality control program.

5. Lower overhead costs

Staffing agencies can offer significant financial savings when it comes to employer costs you would normally provide to your employees. Health benefits, 401k, sick days, PTO, workers compensation, unemployment, and all employer taxes are the responsibility of your staffing partner.

How to outsource hiring to a staffing partner

As you can see, there is a much higher cost than simply what you pay the employee. Shift the time, costs, responsibility, and headaches of hiring to staffing experts.

You have far more important business aspects to worry about. We will find the talent that is the right match for your business, so you can achieve your business goals and save valuable time and money.

Explore how our talent solutions help our clients with temporary staffing, temp-to-hire and direct hire placements, managed services and on-site staffing. Then let’s start the conversation.

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