Rather than taking time, money and resources to tackle relevant post-pandemic hiring issues yourself, it is more than worthwhile to have a Workforce Solutions Partner in your corner to help you to focus on what you do best; operating your business.
It’s no surprise that 2020 has brought the biggest challenges to our home and work lives. The stages of this pandemic have kept us all guessing, and finding qualified candidates to fill your vacant positions has become a burden. This is in part because the government has been paying many workers to stay home, and many are getting paid even more than they were making while working.
While we all acknowledge that Coronavirus is a serious illness, the media’s non-stop 24/7 repetition about the risk of leaving home for any reason isn’t helping to motivate people back to work. This is despite the significantly increased sanitation procedures of virtually every public space from grocery stores to workplaces. This worker shortage has even driven up the cost of employees as many businesses have had to increase their pay rates to overcome fear and/or government subsidies.
These unprecedented circumstances have created an uphill battle for companies to get their open positions filled. So, if you are in this sticky situation, don’t fret. Help is on the way!
A Workforce Solutions Company is different from your run-of-the-mill staffing agency because we desire to nurture the partnership for the long-term rather than simply slinging half-qualified bodies at an opening. Our filtration system is much more robust; we will only submit candidates who pass all the criteria for the open position, including culture fit, comprehensive background checks, drug screening and online skill assessment testing.
Here are 10 great reasons to hire a Workforce Solutions Partner in 2020 and beyond:
One of the biggest benefits of using us is an increase in productivity. Human Resource teams are stretched to their limits in the current environment. The time it takes to review resumes, set up phone interviews, conduct skills assessments, do background checks and drug screens, setup payroll and administer benefits only adds to their stress. If your company has high turnover, then this time-consuming process gets repeated over and over again.
Partnering with us removes most of that administrative burden from your HR’s plate. We handle all the initial screening, vetting and interviewing and if you hire temporary employees, we also handle payroll and benefits. While there are costs associated with using our service, most of it is usually offset if you consider; payroll burden, your time recaptured, insurance, benefits and a host of other costs not to mention turnover if that is part of your issue.
Try Before you Hire
When you choose to employ a candidate on a temp-to-perm basis, you have the opportunity to “try-out” the person first before you engage in a lengthy on-boarding process. You can evaluate how the person performs and if they fit in with your team and culture. Often, an associate may have the experience and education for a job, but simply does not match your corporate culture. Using the try before you hire program, you can ensure the candidate will work out before spending the time entangling yourself with permanently hiring them.
One thing is certain: Hiring full-time employees is expensive. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average direct cost for a new employee is $57,967.88 including basic wages, benefits, and taxes; not including training. Partnering with a us and leveraging temp employees can help businesses control these costs. Temporaries are employed by us, not your company. By using us, you will recapture your time and opportunity costs, which includes:
- Sorting & reviewing resumes
- Advertising Costs (Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Social Media, Craigslist)
- Scheduling/conducting interviews
- Background checks and drug screens
- And more…
You may have an employee quit unexpectedly and need an immediate replacement. We can often deliver qualified talent many times in less than 24 hours due to our extensive database of candidates, depending on the industry and job type.
Have you ever needed a temp due to an employee getting ill, on maternity leave, having a family emergency, or taking a leave of absence? Allowing us to submit candidates gives you the flexibility to schedule someone for a short period to handle these situations. Therefore, you will not need to go through an entire hiring process for a short-term assignment. We handle it all for you!
As many as 84% of new hires do not meet employer expectations. Ouch. If the new employee doesn’t work out within 90 days, we will replace the employee with another suitable one. Because FirstOption also knows how to find candidates that are the right fit for your unique needs, our chances of having an employee leave are very low.
Onboarding and Payroll
A big benefit of using a workforce solutions partner is that we take care of the temporary employees onboarding paperwork, payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, and unemployment benefits.
We can provide you with the right candidates who possess a specific skillset for a specialized position in your business. Many companies will post an ad online will often receive a flood of unrelated, unqualified applicants. This is a significant point that can increase the time between interviewing and hiring. We work toward bringing candidates that have a specialization in that position, so clients can save time, money, and frustration.
Hiring/Staffing and Local Market Knowledge
Another benefit of using us is that you gain access to our insider knowledge. We work with many companies and industries in your area and retain a large group of skilled candidates (both active and passive) with variable salary ranges.
Reduced Mandatory Overtime
Rather than putting additional demands on current permanent staff, an employer can contract with us to bring in temporary workers. This will help split up the amount of work during busy times. This saves your company from burning out full-time employees and overtime costs for hourly employees which is a big benefit.
We are your Workforce Solutions Partner!
Let FirstOption Workforce Solutions help you find your next team member(s) to meet your personnel needs. We stand ready to assist you with finding the most qualified and eager-to-work candidates who will make the best assets. Contact us today to help you with your next quest to find the perfect employee for your job opening.