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How Can a Staffing Firm Help You Find Talent During High Unemployment?

Posted September 03, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the economic landscape in the U.S. dramatically. Companies that hadn’t considered remote work had to shift gears suddenly in the spring and more had to lay off workers. But life marches on and many organizations are looking to bring on new talent. But how do you find new employees during times of high unemployment when everyone will be applying to your open job? A staffing firm can be the answer. Here’s how.  

Hire Fast 

Running your business, especially in unusual circumstances, takes a lot of your time and energy. Hiring also takes a lot of time and energy. If you need to hire someone, you need them now. Taking the time to do it yourself will pull you away from more important aspects of your company. Why not rely on the expertise of an agency recruiter to prescreen and submit only the most qualified candidates?  

Be More Flexible 

People are also hyper-aware that not everything happening today will remain the same. That means there’s a certain need for flexibility in every aspect of our lives. An individual who applies with a staffing agency understands that sometimes jobs are strictly temporary. They may be project-based or, with the economy in flux, could end before they’re able to be brought on full time.  

Less Risk 

As a business owner or manager, you are also keenly aware of the risk involved in hiring. Hire the wrong person and you’ve just doubled your workload, impacted the rest of the team, and affected the customer experience. With staffing, the risk is on the agency. They work with the employee and if someone doesn’t meet your expectations, you’re not on the hook for anything.  

How it Works 

If you think staffing is right for you during these unprecedented times, there are a few things you should know. It’s best to call an agency before your need is urgent. They want to get to know your company and corporate culture along with your specific needs. Once you initiate the process, depending on the kind of position, the agency will either assign qualified employees or submit a few resumes for you to review. All you need to do is talk to your service provider.  

 Are you ready to hire new talent? Nextaff Staffing Agency in Kansas City can help, so call now.

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Categories: Hiring Advice, Hiring During High Unemployment, Finding Quality Talent