Marathon Staffing

Is Working with a Staffing Company a Good Fit for You?

Searching for a new job or looking to grow your team? Whether you’re looking for a new opportunity or need to fill positions, staffing agencies have solutions that can meet your needs.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are close to 10 million job openings, which means that it may be the perfect time to partner with a staffing company.

There are several reasons why working with an agency specializing in recruiting and hiring can be beneficial for both job seekers and employers.

A top benefit is that agencies may focus in specific fields and industries, which can be especially helpful for technical or specialized roles.

Job Seeker Benefits – Greater support and flexibility.

  • Access Additional Job Opportunities

Staffing companies have direct relationships with a wide range of employer partners and are able to quickly connect job seekers with relevant opportunities.

  • Career Guidance

Aside from matching candidates with job opportunities, hiring experts can provide job seekers with career guidance, help them identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and discuss potential career paths.

  • Skill Development

Agencies may offer training resources and assessments to help highlight job seekers’ skills and help their employability.

  • Schedule and Job Flexibility

Candidates’ interests and needs may not fit the typical full-time, 9 to 5, Monday through Friday job set up. Many staffing companies provide temporary or contract work opportunities that offer greater flexibility and choices.

  • Support During the Hiring Process

Candidates don’t have to go through the application process alone. Hiring experts can provide job seekers support, including resume review, interview preparation, and advise them on how to negotiate job offers.

Employer Benefits – Increased efficiency and up-to-date labor market updates.

  • Access a Wider Candidate Network

Staffing agencies have access to a larger network of candidates across multiple sourcing channels. Reaching people who may actively be searching for jobs or be open to new opportunities.

  • Time and Cost Savings

Maximize time and money through staffing partnerships. When staffing agencies take care of the recruitment and hiring processes, your teams can focus on their main projects and tasks. Hiring experts can help you with advertising job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews and more!

  • Assignment and Placement Flexibility

Much like candidates who seek flexibility from their jobs, employer partners can work with short-term hires, or request personnel to help manage their workload fluctuations.

  • Reduced Hiring Risk

The hiring process can be time consuming, add onto that the uncertainty that a new hire can cause, and you can find yourself in a complicated position. Staffing agencies may provide a trial period for employees they work with, allowing employer partners to evaluate a candidate’s performance, and still have the ability to offer a long-term opportunity later on.

  • Expertise and Industry Knowledge

When working with staffing companies, you’ll often have access to up-to-date HR and labor market insights. Using current information, these agencies are able to advise employer partners on developments that may impact them.

Partnering with a staffing agency can be valuable for both job seekers and employers. Whether by helping match candidates with job opportunities, providing labor market guidance, or offering support throughout the hiring process. Staffing partners can help ease challenges associated with job search and hiring and continue to provide assistance beyond recruiting.

Written by:
Sam Afador