The speed of hire is crucial for staffing firms. Finding the right person quickly ensures your firm lands a contract instead of a competitor. Moreover, the ability to source and place awesome talent efficiently helps you create relationships with clients and build trust over the long haul.
There are a number of reasons why a company might choose to work with a staffing firm instead of doing the recruiting themselves. The No. 1 reason is because they needed someone yesterday. According to a new survey from Society of Human Resources Management, out of the 64 percent of organizations that outsource at least some of their recruiting activities, nearly half do so because they need to hire someone quickly. Companies know slow hiring processes can hurt productivity and revenue. It’s in their best interest to hire as fast as possible, and they don’t always have the resources to allow for that.
In other words, one of the main measures by which staffing agencies compete is speed. To be successful, firms need to implement the right tools and processes to increase the speed of hire.
Here are three ways Jobscience staffing software helps firms make placements more quickly than competitors:
Another reason companies turn to staffing firms is to take advantage of their industry expertise. Most organizations don’t have time to maintain a pipeline of qualified industry talent, but staffing firms do. Jobscience staffing software is CRM-based, which means it has all the tools staffing recruiters need to maintain a robust talent pipeline, with email and SMS communication tools that allow recruiters to nurture the best candidates until a suitable position opens up. The best way to stay ahead of the pack is to already have a qualified candidate ready to go when opportunity knocks.
According to ERE Media, screening resumes is one of the most time-consuming parts of the hiring process, and one that causes “bottlenecks” that increase hiring time. With all of the information about applicants that’s out there today, recruiters need to consider not only a resume, but any information that’s on LinkedIn or other social platforms. Going back and forth between these sources is time-consuming, so use the LinkedIn integration with Jobscience staffing software to make sure you have all the information about a candidate no matter what platform you’re on. Jobscience’s J-card combines information from all of these resources for a big picture view of each candidate with information organized into an infographic-like image for easy and quick comparisons.
It’s hard to reduce time to hire without metrics. Jobscience metrics provide in-depth insight staffing firms can use to increase efficiency and profitability. For example, reporting tools help staffing firms determine which positions they fill most efficiently. If your time-to-hire suffers for certain job types, it may be worthwhile to consider whether you should focus on positions you are historically more effective in filling. You can also analyze individual recruiters and determine how their activities lead to placements.
Staffing firms always need to focus on time to hire. The right tools make it easy to speed up and beat competitors out of the gate.