How to Control Soaring Hiring Costs

For many companies, hiring seems to get more expensive every year. Posting job openings, carrying out background and credit checks, pulling hiring managers away from other tasks to check references or to interview candidates, and keeping your public employment brand fresh and exciting all take time, money, and effort. And when a top candidate says “thanks, but no thanks,” you’re left with the trouble – and expense – of starting the process from scratch.

How can you control these costs while maintaining the quality of your candidate pool – or improving it? A staffing firm that specializes in placing professionals in your industry can be an invaluable ally. Here’s how:

  1. Staffing firms tailor their work to your needs. Staffing partners make it their goal to know each of their clients’ needs inside and out. This allows them to tailor their efforts to your requirements, making their work more efficient and effective at the same time. Whether you need help drafting solid job postings, screening candidates, finding the right cultural “fit” from your applicants, or planning your hiring in the long term, your recruiter can help.
  2. Recruiters take many “prescreening” tasks off your hands. Reference checks, background checks, and verifying resume details all take time that hiring managers could more productively spend on tasks that support the company’s bottom line. Reduce their workload and improve their productivity by leaving these tasks in the hands of your staffing firm, which can do them more efficiently.
  3. Recruiters improve your candidate pool. When your trusted staffing partner recommends a candidate, you can trust that the candidate has been screened, that their skills match your needs, and that they’re likely to be a good cultural fit with your organization. This allows you to spend the interview focusing on the details that set top candidates apart from one another, like their accomplishments and knowledge of your company. Better candidates and a more effective interview lead to better hires.
  4. Better hires lead to better retention. When a candidate fits well with your company’s culture and has the abilities needed to thrive on the job, he or she is more likely to stay with your organization in the long term, cutting down on future hiring costs while contributing consistently to the bottom line. Your recruiter can help.

At THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC, our experienced recruiters can help you find the candidates you’re looking for – with less time and effort. Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in the Twin Cities and beyond.

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