Everyday all across America, a staffing firm helps someone find their dream job. According to industry statistics from the American Staffing Association, more than three million temporary and contract employees work for staffing agencies during an average week. During the course of a year, staffing companies hire nearly 17 million employees; a majority of whom say it’s a fantastic way to get a permanent job, and nine out of ten said contract work experience made them more employable.
Whether you’re simply trying to gain experience or looking to secure the perfect permanent position, here are the top five reasons why leveraging a staffing firm can help land the job of your dreams:
1. More Options
Staffing agencies typically represent numerous companies within several different industries. At any given time they have a wide variety and number of positions which expand potential placement options for applicants. They also have a consistently changing inventory of open roles, which means job seekers can apply and interview for multiple positions with multiple companies, increasing their chances of being hired.
2. Try Before you “Buy”
Getting a contract or contract to hire placement through a staffing firm gives employees the chance to make sure the job itself, the work environment and the company culture all suit them before making a commit long-term. According to a survey by Jobvite nearly one in three people reported quitting a job within the first three months of starting. When asked why, 43 percent of the respondents said their day-to-day role wasn't what they expected while 34 percent cited an incident or bad experience as what drove them away and 32 percent blamed it on the company culture.
3. Only Apply to Reputable Employers
Just like they vet their candidates, recruiters also take the time to vet their clients, and only work with companies they know to be trustworthy employers. This offers applicants the peace of mind that the opportunities being presented are genuine and have solid potential for future growth.
4. Become More Visible to Decision Makers
Businesses hire staffing agencies to do the leg work of finding the right candidates for them and only partner with agencies they trust. In the sea of today’s online job forums, it’s impossible for managers to see all the applications sent, but when a candidate is presented by a trusted partner, the chances of getting an initial interview are much higher.
5. Navigate Interviews Better
When working with a staffing agency, interviewees enjoy the advantage of getting pre-interview advice tailored specifically for the job and the hiring managers. The recruiter helps prepare candidates for each interview, offering unique insights and insider knowledge on how best to impress each prospective employer. They also get post-interview feedback from the client which they can pass on post-interview to help improve future interview skills.
Are you leveraging the power of a staffing agency?
When it comes to selecting a recruiter for your next job search, you should feel respected, valued, and know that your recruiter really understands what you’re looking for in your next role. Let the talent specialists at ASB Resources help you land your dream job. Schedule some time with one of our recruiters today!