The Leading Reasons Why You Should Work a Staffing Agency Into Your 2017 Budget

January 20th, 2017

January is officially in full swing, meaning you’re probably in the midst of finalizing your company’s 2017 budget. A task never without stress, balancing the budget to ensure a healthy bottom line isn’t always easy. You’ve probably already slashed a number of expenditures you were really pulling for, but one line item you can’t afford to eliminate is your budget for a staffing agency that can provide skilled accounting temps and direct hire professionals.

Many companies make the mistake of putting the funds for a staffing partner on the chopping block first, but this is a poor business decision. Sometimes you need to spend money to earn it, and this is definitely one of those scenarios.

This list certainly isn’t exhaustive, but find out four key reasons you need to work with a staffing agency this year.

Stop Making Bad Hires

More than just a poor choice, hiring the wrong person for the job can seriously cost your company. The price tag associated with a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the person’s first-year salary, according to the Department of Labor. Recruiters are specially trained to choose the best person for the job, and most back their selections up with a satisfaction guaranteed promise.

Fill Open Positions Quickly

The average time-to-hire is 22.9 days, according to a 2015 Glassdoor survey. Of course, if you’re short-staffed waiting nearly a month to fill a position can seriously impede productivity and wear your existing team down. When you partner with a staffing agency, you gain access to their extensive, carefully curated candidate pools. With this resource on your side, you’ll have a qualified professional ready to step in within days — if not immediately.

Add More Hours to Your Day

Hiring new employees is a tremendous undertaking. Every time you need to find a new team member, all the tasks associated with hiring take over your existing job. Even working overtime can’t make up for all the hours lost, as work is inevitably pushed to the side. With a recruiter on your side, you’re free to focus on your own job, while they run the hiring process.

Eliminate Unnecessary Employment Costs

If you suspect your staffing roster is larger than necessary, you’re probably right. Whether you’re employing someone full-time because they have a certain skill you sometimes need or you’re keeping far too many people on your staff during your slow season, your staffing partner can help you seriously reduce payroll costs.

Make 2017 your company’s best year yet by partnering with Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing to hire all the right people. Our recruiting managers will provide a personalized, relationship-based approach to present you with the best possible candidates every time. Contact us today to discuss your staffing needs!