You know how they say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link?
Well, your company is only as strong as its weakest employee.
But it can also be weakened by issues with crafting the chain in the first place!
The wasted time it takes to connect the links, the quality assurance of the materials, trying to hold the chain together yourself until the new link is installed — there are a thousand ways we could stretch this metaphor to its limits!
But the fact of the matter is that when you need a team to help run your business, choosing the right people (and choosing them quickly) is of the utmost importance.
Thankfully, there are entire Employment Services agencies out there that can help you with the process from start to finish (and a few other steps along the way that you might not even know about)!
But how do you know if you need to bring in an ES agency to assist you with finding top talent for your business?
Well, here are 5 signs that your hiring could use a bit of a boost, and it’s time to bring in an agency!
- Turnover Troubles
High turnover rates mean a lower bottomline.
An agency can help you identify the cause of your high turnover and adjust your recruitment process accordingly.
One of the number one reasons for high turnover rates is differences with company culture. Recruiters who know how to look for value matches during interviews and onboarding can help keep your retention rates high.
We can also help you with onboarding new employees, and checking in with them to ensure they have everything they need to feel comfortable continuing to work long term!
- Seasonal Staffing
It might seem odd after we just talked about turnover to discuss temporary staff, but it’s one of the main reasons employers approach an agency for assistance.
Seasonal and temporary staffing solutions are common in many industries, such as retail, catering, hospitality, events, and more. Alternatively, your industry could be fluctuating frequently, leading to unstable conditions for long term employees.
An agency can help you secure temporary workers too, so you invest in your workforce when the time is right.
Because of how regularly you may be relying on temporary staff, it can become incredibly taxing to your day-to-day to recruit for the spurts of extra work. Leaning on an agency can give you the support you need to stay focused on what matters most.
- Mass Hiring
Are you filling multiple positions?
Perhaps you’ve opened up a new office, or your business is growing, or you have a big event or seasonal project you need staffed all at once?
In any case, let an agency help!
We can help you with getting additional applicants, screening en masse, and more. You could even have a job fair hosted JUST for your business!
If filling 1 position is already taking time away from your primary line of business, then how much effort would you actually spend filling 5 — 15 — 150 —1500 positions by yourself?
- First Time Hiring
Is this the first time you’ve hired an employee?
A surprising amount of considerations need to be made for even just a single employee. And if you haven’t been down this road before, then there’s a lot to navigate.
So let an agency guide you through it!
We have the experience to save you the effort of starting from square one.
An agency can advise you on paperwork, pay, and (of course) how to find the right person!
- Hiring Is Taking Too Long
The average recruitment timeline in Canada is about 3 weeks.
If your timeline is well past that benchmark, then it’s time to bring in an agency.
Agencies are focused on streamlining the recruitment process, using technology and tried-and-true techniques for attracting and matching candidates quickly. Our job is to help people fill job vacancies, and our expertise lets us move faster — plus we’re already in motion.
If you’re starting from scratch and are spending too much time figuring out how to advertise your job and not enough time interviewing final candidates, then an agency is for you, for sure.
You might need an agency to help you hire if:
- You have high turnover
- You need seasonal staff
- You need to hire multiple staff
- You have no experience hiring employees
- Your recruiting is taking too long
Even when you’re not seeing one of these red flags, it’s always a good idea to build a relationship with an ES agency because they can help you stay connected to top candidates and current trends in the job market.
But if you are seeing these signs, it’s time to turn to an agency to help you get where you need to go!