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The Risks of Self-Managed Hiring

Any organization that seeks to expand and grow itself will eventually run into the issue of not having enough staff. While the solution is simple, hire more employees, the way to get there is more complicated than it seems. Numerous issues arise when attempting to manage the process of growing your team that you may not have considered.

The Risks of Hiring on Your Own

  • One of the first risks is that organizations that manage their entire hiring process experience an increased turnover rate. Despite the natural inclination that internally handling the hiring process would lead to an ideal candidate, studies show that the opposite tends to be the case.
  • The next major risk is one that is more visible, and that is a loss in productivity. Firstly, one or multiple employees will need to take on the responsibilities of managing the hiring process, which will take attention away from their usual duties. Secondly, as mentioned earlier, this can result in poor hires, negatively affecting employee morale. Naturally, low morale also leads to low productivity.
  • Finally, handling the hiring process internally simply tends to be more expensive. The decreased productivity mentioned earlier, of course, negatively affects revenue. Additionally, there are costs associated with marketing your open positions to potential hires.

With those downsides known, you may be wondering what your other options are and if they are worth it. Perhaps the best alternative for you is to outsource your hiring process to a staffing firm, in this case, Supplemental Staffing. Of course, this is not for no reason; there are multiple advantages to hiring through a staffing firm.

The Cost Savings of Using a Staffing Agency

The Risks of Self-Managed Hiring

Perhaps the primary reason most organizations use a staffing firm is the speed with which you can hire employees. Staffing agencies handle the searching, screening, and interview processes. All that you need to do is tell them what you require for the job, and they will take care of the rest. Sometimes they will even have the employee you are looking for within their already existing staff.

If one of the downsides of handling the hiring process is the increased cost, then naturally, one of the benefits of using a staffing firm is the savings. As mentioned earlier, a staffing firm will handle the costly search process and screening potential employees. Additionally, Supplemental Staffing can find you employees who already possess the credentials or qualifications you may need, thereby reducing or potentially eliminating any training costs.

A unique advantage of working with staffing firms is the ability to have temp-to-hire workers. You can bring a temporary worker onto your team to handle the job that needs to be done now; then, you can hire them as a permanent addition to your staff if they are up to your standards. Suppose you find your temp-worker to be underperforming. In that case, you only need to explain that to your staffing manager to end the assignment, and they will take care of the rest. Alternatively, you can employ a team through Supplemental Staffing instead of hiring employees directly to your organization. This method allows for more flexibility with your team as you can freely increase or decrease its size to meet the needs of whatever job you are working on that day.

So, what now?

People might not think about it, but there are many more costs associated with hiring a new employee than just their wages. While you can handle the hiring process yourself, the question is, 'is this a good use of your time?' If you feel the answer might be no, let Supplemental Staffing handle that workload for you. That way, you can get back to doing what you want and still get the extra help you need.

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