The employment landscape is changing. And just like many other aspects of our society, we must acknowledge that change. However, employing and retaining the right candidate is becoming increasingly difficult.
According to new monthly data in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS), job openings have reached 11.5 million—the highest level since the Labor Department started this series in December 2000. The number of separations—such as layoffs, discharges, and quits—also reached an all-time high of 6.7 million. Those staggering statistics raise questions regarding hiring, retaining, and finding strategic solutions to bring those numbers down.
What Is a Staffing Agency?
A staffing agency acts as a liaison between employers and job seekers. Through their talent networks, staffing agencies will optimize the chance of your business landing the perfect candidate to fit your full-time, flexible, remote, and temporary employment needs. Not only do staffing agencies help employers find qualified candidates, but they also help take the weight off time-consuming hiring procedures like interviews, payroll, and workers’ comp.
Essentially, the job seeker is employed through the staffing agency. This gives you, the employer, a chance to determine whether or not the candidate is a good fit for your company without committing to any extra expenses right off the bat. Let’s explore several ways a staffing agency like MBI can benefit employers and prospective candidates alike.
1. Saves Time
Job hunting is a tiresome process for job seekers and employers. Instead of submitting resumes to multiple employers, job seekers simply submit one application to MBI’s straightforward recruitment form. After that, we’ll place them in the best-fit position based on their qualifications. For employers, recruiting through MBI eliminates the need to conduct lengthy interviews. In other words, we do all the hard work for you.
2. Saves Money
As an employer, you have to factor in overhead costs. According to MIT Senior Lecturer Joe Hadizma, once you calculate basic salary, taxes, and benefits, your actual employee expenses rise between 1.25 to 1.4 times the base salary.
When you hire an employee through a staffing agency, that employee is employed through the agency—not you. Therefore, it is the agency’s job to pay all taxes and benefits. In the same vein, you can reduce overtime pay by hiring temporary workers through temp staffing services to balance the workload of your full-time employees.
3. Find Talent Fast
It happens—sometimes, you need to fill a position right away. Whether you just had an employee unexpectedly leave or you have a demanding workload, MBI has the tools to connect you with qualified candidates quickly and efficiently.
4. Easy Accessibility
Typically, employers don’t have a network of talent resources—but staffing agencies do. Staffing agencies like MBI will connect you to an ample selection of experienced, industry-specific candidates. Likewise, a prospective candidate can use this network to stand out and let their expertise shine. In other words, staffing agencies allow the right eyes to view your application.
5. Retain Talent
Your hiring process directly affects your retention rate. For example, if you hire an under-qualified candidate, that employee may leave—or you may let them go—thus impacting your retention rate. Or, perhaps you got hired at a company that was not the best fit.
When you work with MBI, we ensure lasting business connections that will help you retain the right people for the right job. This connection reduces the risk of employers and candidates regretting their decisions. In the end, both parties benefit.
How Staffing Agencies Help Job Seekers
Searching for a new job can be frustrating and time-consuming. Between job searches, resume submissions, and interview coordination, job seekers may feel like job hunting is a full-time job in itself—but it doesn’t have to be. Luckily, job searching can be simplified into a single form submission using MBI’s full-service employment solutions.
For 12 years, MBI has placed thousands of qualified candidates into specialized career opportunities. Our years of experience bring job seekers and employers together through our seamless and transparent staffing process, ensuring that your IT career starts on the right note.
Streamline Your Staffing Needs With MBI
Whether you’re looking for a new job or the right candidate, MBI is here to help. We focus on solving your business problems by connecting you to talented IT candidates through a simplified staffing process on a global scale. MBI takes the guesswork out of your next job search and diminishes your concern about finding a qualified hire.
Take your career and business goals to new heights through our expert staffing services.