The year 2020 has been like no other in modern history, and employers, as well as employees, are feeling the effects. Normally when unemployment is high, employers can afford to be selective. But with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, many unemployed Americans are reluctant to go back to work. So despite the high unemployment rate, you may have trouble attracting top talent. As so much remains uncertain, you may also be hesitant to hire too many full-time employees. Fortunately, a staffing firm such as Pro Resources can help address your concerns.
Benefits of Using a Staffing Firm
The benefits of working with a staffing firm during these troubled times include, but are not limited to:
- Fast hiring: Rather than posting job ads and hoping for the best, a staffing agency gives you a direct line to a pool of motivated candidates who are eager to get back to work.
- Reduced risks: Except in the case of direct hires, employees placed by a staffing firm typically work for that agency rather than you. If an employee doesn’t work out, you can easily bring on another. If another downturn occurs and you need to shed workers, you are under no obligation to keep agency-employed temps long-term. Also, you may not be responsible for paying certain taxes and benefits for employees who work for an agency (ask your lawyer for specific advice).
- Agility: Bringing on new permanent employees can reduce your ability to remain streamlined and agile. But bringing on temporary workers makes it easy to move your staffing levels up and down as the market dictates. You could even choose a temp-to-hire solution in which candidates may be asked to stay on if things work out.
Benefits of Pro Resources
Pro Resources specializes in placing candidates in clerical, manufacturing, light industrial, and professional roles across Indiana. With more than 30 years of experience in this industry, we also offer a variety of client services, from diversity consulting to onsite coordinators to safety training. We are proud to offer customized solutions for employers of all sizes, whether you are seeking temporary, direct-hire, or temp-to-hire personnel.