If you’re out there searching for a new job, you may have come to the realization that many of the positions you’re applying for aren’t actually posted by employers…they’re posted by staffing agencies. And if you’re new to the world of recruiting and staffing, you may be wondering why.
To educate you as to why companies use staffing agencies – and how working with one can benefit you – here are a few thoughts to consider:
Staffing agencies help companies save time.
There are a lot of people out there looking for new jobs. And many companies simply don’t have the internal resources to handle the applicant screening process. So they call in staffing agencies to help.
A staffing agency will essentially work with the employer to learn about the position, create job postings, screen applicants via their resumes and phone interviews, and conduct face-to-face interviews with a handful of candidates.
The staffing agency will then present the top 3-5 candidates to the employer, who will conduct additional interviews and make a hiring decision.
Staffing agencies help widen a company’s talent pool.
When most companies need to hire, they generally don’t have a robust talent pool to tap into. That means they’re essentially starting from scratch.
But a staffing agency’s job is to build strong candidate networks. So when an employer comes to them with a certain need, they already have relationships with many different candidates who can fill that need.
Staffing agencies can help company’s dig deeper into a candidate’s background.
An employer may want to learn more about a specific aspect of a candidate’s background, but may not have the time to investigate. A staffing agency can take the directive from the employer and run with it. The employer gets the information they need to make a hiring decision, without having to spend a lot of time verifying details and learning more about each candidate’s background.
Now you know a few primary reasons why Houston companies use staffing agencies. The question: how can you benefit from a relationship with one?
First and foremost, staffing agencies can help you expand your access to job opportunities.
Oftentimes, they’re the ones who know about jobs not advertised or positions about to open up. When you work with a staffing agency, they will be able to connect you with such opportunities.
Staffing agencies can also help you polish your image as a job candidate.
Staffing agencies know what employers want in candidates. With that in mind, they can help you craft a stronger resume, prepare for interviews and give you tips and advice on how to answer tough interview questions. It’s essentially like having an expert career counselor coaching you through the process so you find the job that is just right for you.
If you’d like to learn more about how working with a Houston staffing agency can help you advance your career, give Murray Resources a call. As one of Houston’s top 25 recruitment firms, we can assist you with the entire job search process – and connect you with rewarding opportunities throughout the area.
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