3 Reasons Even Small Businesses Should Use Staffing Agencies

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If you run a small business, you’ll undoubtedly know how important it is to have adept, loyal employees on your team. But finding qualified candidates can be a challenge for many small businesses, many of which have more limited resources than the average corporation. When small businesses choose to work with staffing agencies, they’ll have a wider range of applicants to choose from and make better use of their time and money. Let’s take a closer look at why working with an employment agency may be the right move for your small business.

    1. It’s a better use of your time
      As a small business owner, you probably wear a lot of different hats. You may be not only owner and manager, but you may be responsible for doing the accounting, sales, human resources, and even general office maintenance jobs. Can you really afford to add the hiring process to your plate? Not only will this take time away from your operations, but it may force you to make sacrifices with the quality of your future employees. In other words, you may end up hiring someone who isn’t quite the right fit but will do for now — and that can cost you in the long run. Instead of devoting your valuable time to posting job ads, sorting through resumes, calling applicants to schedule appointments, and conducting interviews, you can staff your business with help from an employment agency. That way, you need only devote a small portion of time to finding the right person for the job, rather than stretching yourself too thin just to find people to apply. Plus, an agency can probably staff your team more quickly than you could ever manage on your own.


    1. You’ll benefit from a wider reach
      In terms of finding truly qualified applicants for a given position, a job placement agency will have a bigger, more advanced pool of candidates to choose from than anything you’ll find when you post an ad on a website or in a newspaper. Simply put, they’ll be able to attract people you probably could never reach with a limited scope. But in addition to active job seekers, your agency can also zero in on passive job seekers — people who are currently employed but who leave their options open for other opportunities. Whether active or passive, your agency can find candidates with the skills you need right off the bat.


  1. It’s a more cost-effective option
    While choosing to staff your business with help from an agency will come with a price, it’s important to note that you’re really paying to get it right the first time. Think about how much your company stands to lose by hiring the wrong person or keeping a position open for a prolonged period of time. The costs of employee turnover alone can represent 30% to 150% of that employee’s salary. By making a poor hiring decision due to lack of time or a sub-par applicant pool can be a huge financial mistake. Ultimately, the amount you pay to a staffing agency will be well worth it when you’re able to quickly zero in on those who will bring a lot of value to your organization and who are more likely to remain in your employ for years to come.

Businesses both large and small deserve to have access to qualified candidates. If you’re looking to staff your business with the best of the best, contact Burnett’s Staffing today.

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