How Does a Staffing Company Help Your Business Grow?

A staffing company doesn’t just help your business when you’re in an emergency, it can actually help you grow your business. How? Read on to learn how a temp and staffing agency can help your business grow, and how you can find a great company for your staffing needs.
Hiring people and fulfilling long-term positions is time-consuming and risky. If you are a young and/or a fast-growing company it is a huge step to hire on a new person full-time. Not only will you have to put the time into gathering candidates and intensively interviewing them to ensure they are a good fit for your company but then the employee will need to be provided with all the benefits they’re due.

If you’re only just stepping up a level to take on a new big client, the last thing you want to do is immediately commit to someone who will cost you upwards of $40,000 a year. Staffing and temp agencies are the answer to this problem; if you need to expand you can ease into it for a time until you are ready to fully commit to a bigger team, and when you are ready to make that commitment, use a staffing agency who recruits long-term staff and offers a satisfaction guarantee. Another reason why staffing agencies can accelerate your growth is because they can help your business keep moving when life happens (people book leave, move on, have a baby, or get sick), as they can help you quickly find someone with an equal level of knowledge as your missing team member to fill in for as long as you need, meaning there is no drop in performance for your company.

So What Should You Look For in a Great Staffing Company? When looking for a staffing agency to work with, there are a few things you should be looking for: Make sure they have a thorough screening process. The whole point of using a staffing or temp company is so that you don’t have to waste time interviewing people who aren’t the right fit, so the company you choose to work with should have a rigorous screening process so they know exactly who they’re sending out, not just gathering resumes and sending someone out who sounds like a good fit on paper, but doesn’t actually have the skills you need. Make sure the company you work with is open about their process and that it meets your needs.

Find a company who is a member of the American Staffing Association. Why? Because membership to the American Staffing Association shows a long-term commitment to being in the industry for the long-haul and a commitment to being the best. Businesses that are members of the ASA want to make their clients and staff happy, they aren’t in it for a quick buck.

Look for a local company. If you’re in Houston, find a local staffing company . The same goes for an y other location. Why is this important? While working remotely doesn’t necessarily mean that the company can’t do a great job, or that their candidates aren’t talented, but it does mean that they won’t have met with their staff in person. While this may work out well for you if the temp you’re looking for will be working for you remotely, if they need to come to your physical place of business, it is much better if the staffing company you choose has met with the candidates to make sure they are who they say they are, and they can come and meet with you, too.

It is also important that the staffing company is willing to meet with you to discuss your needs and specializes in your area. If you’re looking for a company who meets all of the points above and specializes in IT, finance, healthcare, HR, clerical roles, CSR, receptionists, data entry or call entry and administrative staffing in Houston, contact us (Frontline Source Group) today for your short-term and long-term staffing solutions

Adam Torkildson