Why You Need an IT Staffing Partner
Companies throughout the field of IT are increasingly forming partnerships with specialized staffing firms to help them reconfigure their recruitment efforts and expand their qualified talent pool. Why? Because in practice, this strategy has been shown to lower costs, shorten recruitment timelines, and bring better talent into the office. Here’s why.
Connect With a Better Candidate Pool
There is an extreme shortage of IT talent across all industries. Even if you are very proactive about publicizing the job opening at your company, only a fraction of the candidates qualified to fill it will apply. And many you hear from will not be qualified. You might find someone who has the skills you’re looking for, but that doesn’t mean they are the best possible candidate out there.
Staffing firms cultivate relationship with professionals from across the industry who are serious about the course of their careers. Many qualified candidates are not actively seeking a new position, but willing to consider a switch for a great advancement opportunity. When you have a vacancy, these companies can scour their records and create a candidate pool for you that is composed entirely of the best, the brightest, and the completely qualified.
Streamline Your Recruitment Efforts
The amount of time, money, and resources you spend on recruiting is significant. And the longer the process drags out, the longer your workforce has to operate with a gap in productivity. That can have a major effect on employee morale and can compromise your efforts to grow.
When you work with a staffing partner, the most time and labor intensive parts of the recruitment process are handled for you. Rather than casting a broad net and sifting through an endless stack of applicants, you can choose from a select number of highly qualified candidates. In this way, recruiting becomes an opportunity rather than an obstacle.
Implement Strategic Staffing
A recruitment process typically has many moving parts. You have a vacancy and then you take steps to fill it. But companies are increasingly thinking of staffing in a strategic way and implementing solutions designed to eliminate skills gaps, anticipate baby boomer retirements, and better align recruitment with long-term planning.
With the help of a staffing partner, your hiring process can become nimble, agile, and efficient. You can evolve your workforce on demand, and feel confident that any change you make is an improvement.
Now that you understand the benefits of a staffing partner, it’s time to find the right one. Be sure to select a company that will truly act as a partner, not just a service provider. They will take the time to learn your company and then devise a staffing strategy that is unique to you and your goals. If you’re ready to have a conversation about the future of your workforce, contact CultureFit.