A Common Question: ‘Should I Use a Staffing Agency to Find a Job?

There is a growing number of staffing agencies opening their doors and beginning the business of helping companies hire the qualified candidates. According to the American Staffing Association more than 90 percent of companies in the U.S, use staffing firms. Not only are the number of companies increasing that use staffing firms but also the number of individuals seeking employment are using staffing firms more and more.

Individuals who have experienced the task of job seeking are aware of the steps it requires. Staffing agencies eliminate many of the job seeking steps for a candidate. The staffing firm will search open positions in specific fields, follow up on them and get the necessary qualifications requested by the potential employer. The potential employers that staffing agencies work with are serious. This means the hiring company already has a job description, the budget, and resources ready to receive the right new hire. 

Many factors play a part in the utilization of staffing agencies also known as staffing firms. More and more companies are realizing they’re saving money when using a staffing company. A major way they’re saving money is experiencing the new hire temporarily without the permanent commitment. This gives the hiring company time to see if the candidate is a good fit. At the same time job seekers get the advantage of seeing if the specifics of the job duties as well as a company’s culture is a good fit. 

Another tool that assist staffing agencies in helping a person solidify a job is the wide range of industries they have access to. With this fact, an individual’s resume and/or application can be sent to multiple positions at one time. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude the more companies you apply to the greater your chance of attaining interviews that can materialize into landing a job.  Look at the staffing agency as the pilot flying the plane and the job seeker is the passenger looking for a place to land. The landing place is the job. A staffing agency can land you the job. Then it is up to you to get the job DONE!