• Three Reasons Why Your Company Should Use Staffing

    OKLAHOMA CITY - December 24, 2019




    Every week, 3 million Americans are employed by staffing companies, and throughout the entire year, 17 million are 12-24-19-The-Benefits-Staffing-Image hired in temporary and contract placements, accounting for 2% of the workforce, according to American Staffing Association (ASA). With so many workers choosing to use staffing, the question is why should companies use a staffing agency? Simply put, using staffing agencies give companies flexibility during seasonal upswings, offers solutions specific to employment needs, and helps save time and money during the hiring process. Read more about how these three benefits make using staffing agencies a great option for your company.

    1.Time Flexibility and Seasonal Help

    Whether your business gets a strong boost in the summer months or experiences seasonal upswings during the holidays, staffing companies offer the option to build up your workforce when the extra work and production requires more employees. Without the need to hire full-time core employees, temporary assignments allow companies to meet production needs and help during limited staff availability without skipping a beat.

    And while higher demands may cause anxiety, temporary and contract work can ease this burden. Staffing agencies bridge the gap between companies needing the flexibility of short- and long-term needs and workers who are looking for flexibility as well. In fact, according to ASA, "while permanent employment is a top priority for most staffing employees, about one in five cite scheduling flexibility as a key reason for choosing temporary and contract work."

    2. Solutions Specific to Your Business

    Using a staffing agency allows companies to choose which types of assignments work best for their organizations. From short-term assignments to executive search, staffing companies have the ability to give you the peace of mind to fill the roles you need when you need it. Staffing agencies usually offer the four following hiring options:

    • Short- or long-term work: temporary and contract staffing solutions to address fluctuating business needs.
    • Evaluation Hire: a workforce solution that allows for an evaluation period to assess a potential new employee's skills, expertise, and cultural fit before making a hiring decision.
    • Direct Hire Placement: employees are placed directly with a company for a one-time fee.
    • Professional and Executive Search: recruiters find the best candidates for higher-level, specialized needs.


    3. Save Time and Money

    Another reason businesses choose to use staffing is the cost-saving benefits they experience. By employing a smaller group of core employees and using temporary workers to fill in as production demands, companies are able to maintain low overhead and minimize hiring/employment costs. Between the time it takes to recruit, onboard, and train a new employee, hiring the wrong person could cost a company up to 150% of their annual salary. Partnering with a staffing agency to handle these needs eliminates the hassle of hiring, allowing your company to focus on what you do best.

    Experience These Benefits with Express

    With staffing solutions in Light Industrial, Offices Services, Skilled Trades, and Professional, Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.56 billion in sales and employed a record 566,000 people in 2018. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. To see how Express can help take the hassle out of hiring this holiday season, visit ExpressPros.com today!