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.
As specialists, IT or engineering staffing agencies can identify technical talent faster than a general staffing service or in house recruiters.
Why Should I Use a Staffing Agency?
A technical staffing agency gives a company the ability to hire quickly, fill short term positions, avoid bad hires, reduce overhead costs, hire 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. Hire 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.