Why Risk a DIY Fail … When You Can Use an Expert?
More than likely there is not a single person reading this that doesn’t currently outsource in one way or another … That’s right! We all outsource personally in our lives as well as professionally with our businesses.
Most companies outsource to a certain degree already although they may not realize that’s what they’re doing. When you hear that scary word … outsourcing … I would imagine you immediately think of jobs leaving America, those ‘Made in China’ stickers or having to talk to call center staff on the other side of the world.
Outsourcing is so much more than that! It’s the act of shifting tasks, projects, responsibilities to an external 3rd party. Some see outsourcing negatively while others see all the benefits that comes with it.
Do you have a plumber on staff? Well, what do you do when you have a plumbing issue? You outsource, that’s what you do!
It’s common practice for companies to use a CPA to file their tax returns. That’s outsourcing!
How many of you have an attorney on staff? Typically you don’t, so yep you guessed it, you outsource to a trusted firm.
One out of six employees in the US is paid through ADP – that’s outsourcing at work.
You’d never ask your veteran receptionist to trim the hedges … would you? No – you’d call your local landscaping experts! That, my friend, is outsourcing!
Why do companies outsource? To move tasks, processes or major functions to specialized businesses that are considered experts in their field. These service providers become valued business partners and form long-term relationships.
Outsourcing benefits include:
- Cost savings
- Increase efficiency
- Reduce liability and risk
- Focus on your core business
- Gain expertise in specialty fields
When you outsource employee recruitment & the hiring process you increase the efficiency of your Human Resource department. Don’t have an HR department … even better, you don’t need one when you choose to partner with a local staffing expert! We’ll cover everything you need without the hassle of having to hire and employ an HR professional on your own.
Maybe you ARE in HR … your first reaction may be “Hey … wait a minute … It’s my job to hire the employees!”. That is correct, but can you imagine being able to increase your efficiency by eliminating spending your days wading through resumes in search of candidates? What if you were presented with qualified, pre-screened candidates that possess the skill set necessary for your open positions? Think of all the time you could save & all the other important HR tasks & projects you could focus on!
Partnering with a staffing service on a long-term basis enables the staffing service to become an extension of your department.
For companies operating without an HR department, a staffing service can help level the playing field & attract skilled employees to your workforce, reducing your risk of a discriminatory hiring lawsuit.
Recruiting talent & identifying the best candidate for the job is not only time-consuming but can be very costly. What if you’re one of those companies we talked about that doesn’t have an HR department? Who within your organization is responsible for hiring employees?
- Has this individual received training on hiring practices to prevent your company from being exposed to discriminatory lawsuits?
- Does your company experience high employee turnover?
- Are you successful in hiring the “right” person for your jobs or are you just “settling”?
- Is the time spent on hiring eating into your core business functions? Is it spreading your existing workforce too thin? The last thing you want is employee burn-out.
A staffing service can deliver qualified, pre-screened applicants with the necessary skill set for your job openings. By allowing the staffing service to learn about your business & become your HR department it frees up your time to focus on your business instead of on the hiring process.
Career Personnel has developed long-term partnerships with companies of different sizes across East Texas and would welcome the opportunity to see if such a relationship would benefit your company. We tailor our services to fit your specific needs – not a one size fits all approach. Please contact us at 903-236-4243 or keep up with Career Personnel online at cpjobs.net, and make sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.