For busy managers, delegation is the key to success. Passing off certain tasks to qualified workers allows you to focus on more important issues. Should the hiring process be any different? Managers who contract with a staffing agency to find new recruits often see the quality of their candidates skyrocket. Here’s why you should consider working with a staffing agency.
1. Staffing agencies have all the right connections
Recruiters at a staffing agency never have to waste time deciding where to look. Seeking out top candidates is their daily bread and butter, and their connections to the industry go much deeper than any manager could reasonably expect to have. Having these pre-formed connections allows recruitment agencies to give you faster results.
2. You get greater flexibility
If you’re looking to fill short-term needs, a staffing firm is the clear choice. Searching for, hiring, and training a temporary worker is an inefficient use of your time. However, an employment agency allows you to outsource many of those headaches, meaning you can solve your short-term needs as efficiently as possible. This flexible hiring strategy is the only smart solution for skilled, short-term positions.
3. Reduced risk
What if a candidate doesn’t work out? Making a bad hire can be devastating to your budget and schedule. Since talented recruiters are likely to deliver only the highest quality candidates to you, the risk of making a mistake is much lower. In addition, on those rare occasions when a candidate just doesn’t work out, the consequences and liabilities will be handled by your agency.
4. A specialist can deliver better results
The medical field is highly specialized. You wouldn’t hire a nurse to do a radiologist’s job, or a phlebotomist to handle your accounts, would you? Good managers know when to seek expert insight. Even if you have a strong record of making smart hires, a full-time recruiter is likely to have some tricks up their sleeve that might surprise you.
5. Legal benefits
You’re responsible for knowing any labor laws that are applicable to your business, but that doesn’t mean who have to learn on your own. The United States currently has nearly 200 labor laws on the books, and many of these can be slightly different based on your industry and state. This is not an area where it pays to guess and hope for the best. Teaming up with an agency that knows the ins and outs of hiring law can protect you from devastating legal action.
If you’re interested in improving your hiring process, we’d like to help. MSG Staffing has over two decades of experience helping hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and other medical facilities build the strongest team possible. Contact us today to learn how to get started.