With the current technical job market unemployment rate nearing 2.5% more and more companies are turning to technical staffing agencies to recruit hard to find talent. Below are the top 6 reasons to use IT or engineering staffing agencies.
Reasons to use technical staffing agencies are: Ability to hire quickly, fill short term positions, avoid bad hires, reduce overhead costs, seeing available talent, hiring the best candidate and gaining access to hidden talent pools.
1. Hire Quickly
With deep talent networks IT & Engineering staffing agencies can drastically reduce time-to-fill cycles, finding the top talent you need quickly.
2. Fill short term positions
If you have a critical project deadline to meet, an employee is out sick or on emergency leave, a staffing agency can help you bring on a qualified contract engineer to finish the project on time.
3. Avoid bad hires
Staffing agencies recruit active and passive candidates. They can help raise the quality of talent a company hires and reduce the risk of hiring the wrong candidate which wastes time and money. Additionally if you bring on a candidate for a contract-to-hire basis you can cancel the contract if the contractor is not working out.
4. Reduce overhead costs
By hiring contractors from IT staffing agencies you can reduce overhead costs and improve cash flow. A staffing agency covers all the costs associated with a temp employee including, general liability, employer taxes, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, holiday pay, benefits and more.
5. Hiring the best candidate
You can use an engineering staffing agency to make more informed hiring decisions by seeing what the talent pool provides. Making sure you are hiring the best candidate available by setting up several interviews.
6. Gain access to hidden talent pools
Agency recruiters are constantly networking and developing relationships within technical recruiting fields having access to candidates with specialized skill sets in a variety of industries that are difficult to find.