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Small Businesses: Hiring a Staffing Partner is Possible- But is it Worth it?

If you’re a smaller business, hiring a staffing partner may sound like an out-of-reach luxury afforded only to bigger or more established companies. Thankfully, that’s not the case and there are probably perks of doing so that you’ve never even considered. Not convinced? Here are five reasons why your small business should consider partnering with an external staffing agency:

1. You save money (and time!).

Wait… save money?? Don’t I have to pay them? Well, yes. But, your return on investment often far outweighs the cost of utilizing a staffing agency when you partner with the right one. Instead of spending hours combing through resumes and conducting interviews, you’ll only talk to potential future employees that have been vetted by a recruiter who knows exactly what you’re looking for. This means you can spend more time on the things that matter most to you. Bonus: recruiters also carry the cost of marketing with job postings & hiring platforms so you don’t have to.

2. You get professional recruiting support ONLY when you need it.

As a small business, you’re likely not hiring someone new every week or even every several months so you can’t justify the cost of an internal recruiter. But when you do have a hiring need come along, you deserve the professional insights of someone who can cut through the noise and find you the candidates you need as quickly as possible. Finding an ongoing recruiting partner allows you to only pay for services when you need them.

3. You can hire temp-to-hire employees to see if the candidate is the right fit.

Company culture and collaboration arguably matter even more in a small business than a larger one. If your team of 5 or 10 people has ever loved a candidate on paper, only to realize a month after they start that it’s not quite the match you had hoped for, you may want to consider hiring a temp-to-hire employee. This commonly used hiring model allows both the candidate and company to make sure it’s the fit they are seeking before committing.

4. Great recruiters find people that believe in your mission because they know how to tell your story.

As a small business, you may not know how you rank amongst other similar employers, but recruiters typically know your industry inside & out. This helps them to define the things that set you apart when talking to potential candidates- whether that is your pay & benefits, company culture, growth opportunities, or how you give back to the community, great recruiters know how to shout your worth (sometimes even better than you do)!

5. You can utilize HR services.

In addition to recruiting, many staffing agencies offer HR services including payrolling. If human resources tasks are taking up too much of your time or you’re struggling to keep up with the ever-changing laws & regulations of recruiting and employment, you may want to consider a Staffing Partner who offers HR services.

Bottom line: Though it is not the right solution for every small business, you might be surprised to learn that partnering with a staffing agency is more within reach for your small company than you may think. Between saved time & money, access to targeted talent, and other additional services, it is worth considering utilizing a staffing partner to elevate the hiring of your growing business.

Finding the right external recruiting partner for your needs is critical for your recruitment success. Are you an employee-centric business? Inspired Staffing might be the right fit for your recruitment needs. Give us a call today at 800-210-6550.


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