Short-Staffed? 4 Reasons Why a Staffing Agency is Your Best Bet
Every now and then, the staff you have on hand for certain projects just isn’t enough manpower to get the job done properly. Being short-staffed can be inconvenient and stressful: finding reliable, hard-working candidates on a time crunch isn’t always a walk in the park.
Whether you need a few people to fill in temporarily, or a larger number to help with a special project, working with a staffing agency like LPC Personnel can ensure that you experience no productivity loss. Here is why partnering with a staffing agency is your best bet when you find yourself short-staffed.
A Time-Sensitive Option
Staffing agencies that have experience filling temporary positions understand the urgency that accompanies being short-staffed. As an employer, you have a lot of priorities which can sometimes push hiring to the backburner, and you may not have several weeks to source and hire a candidate yourself.
Experienced staffing agencies have deep talent pools to work with and can often have a position filled that day. Also, if you know you will be needing extra hands on deck ahead of time, staffing agencies can have someone lined up to make a seamless talent transition, so that you never miss a beat.
Ensure Quality of Hire
Just because you might only need a temporary worker for a short amount of time, doesn’t mean that the quality of your employees should suffer. At LPC, we only work with candidates that are pre-screened, trustworthy and reliable, and we can even assist with their safety preparation and drug screening. All of this considered, we will never present our partners with candidates that we don’t believe are a good fit or that will affect your stability as an operation.
It’s also a good idea to partner with an experienced specialized staffing agency that works in your geographical area and has connected talented candidates close to your operation. Having someone on your side that knows exactly what to look for in candidates for your specific industry will make finding the right hire that much easier.
Contact for the Future
If you have been short-staffed once, chances are it will happen again – employees can get sick, go on vacation or move on to different jobs…all of which can leave you in a tight spot! Working with a staffing agency once means that you have them in your professional network for the next time you need some extra hands.
The more we work with a client, the better we learn their needs when it comes to filling open positions – it’s a relationship that only improves with time!
There is no downside to too much networking, and having someone in your contact list that can get you out of a tough situation offers many benefits. Especially as we embark into a brand-new hiring landscape that may present unknown challenges, having an expert on your side can give you some welcomed peace of mind.
At the end of the day, our goal is always the same: find the perfect candidate and match them with deserving clients. Working with a staffing agency means that you can communicate exactly what you are looking for in an employee and trust that we will do everything within our power to make a placement that works.
Need help with finding your next team member? LPC Personnel has been staffing the Greater Houston Area for over 30 years and would be happy to lend a hand. Contact us today.