As North Carolinians head into the Spring season, we start thinking about things like warmer weather, baseball, and sandals. Our hearts soar at the thought of warmer, longer days full of outdoor activities. But as we spring (yes, I know it’s a bad play on words, but I can’t seem to help myself) into the coming months full of budding plants and spring cleaning, it may also be time to take a look at your hiring practices and determine how you could use a Staffing Service to help you. Spring and summer are traditionally busy months. Looking at your practices now and starting a relationship with a reputable Staffing firm before you are neck deep in problems will help you in the long run. The staffing firm can have time to find qualified candidates for you and you can relax in that springtime sunshine, knowing that your employment needs are being taken care of. Here are a few things that a Staffing firm can do for you:
- Temp to Hire Staffing: This form of staffing allows the client to bring in candidates and work them for a set amount of time to assess them before making a hiring decision. The staffing firm selects candidates, performs preliminary interviews and background checks and then, after you have interviewed them, processes them and places them working in your facility. This gives you the opportunity to see how they work before you place them on your payroll.
- Temporary Staffing: Staffing firms can bring in temporary help to assist you during busy seasonal work or to cover for a leave of absence. This form of Staffing allows you to benefit from the extra help when needed without dealing with placing them on your payroll.The unemployment claims, the insurance protocol and the payroll for the employees are handled by the staffing service.
- Direct Hire Placements: When you ask a staffing firm for this type of placement, you are asking them to help you find a full-time placement. The staffing firm advertises, interviews and processes your candidates and once you have selected a candidate, you take them full time for a fee for the work done by the agency.
A reputable Staffing firm can help you to grow your greatest asset, the human asset in your business. Successful staffing agencies rely on the development of networks to locate talent, giving them an advantage in speed to find you candidates quickly and efficiently. You can save your company time and money when you decide to use a staffing firm for your employment needs. While you will incur a fee for using the service, you won’t have to pay for advertising, pre-screening (including drug testing, background checks, skill- assessments),payroll services, workers comp insurance, professional/liability insurance, taxes, ACA health insurance, payroll taxes, and the list goes on). Most of all, you will be able to use your time on other tasks and relax, knowing that your staffing is being handled by professionals that know what you’re looking for and are more than happy to help you find it.
This spring is a great time to look into your staffing options and talk to a staffing service about setting up your business with a staffing plan so that you can focus on other things as your business picks up over the coming months.