Finding the right employees for your company can be a long, tiring process. You have to put together a job description, load this description to your website or job search engines, and monitor the responses. Depending on the number of replies you get, you could spend hours weeding through hundreds of irrelevant resumes, and separating people who applied even though they are hardly qualified, from a large number of applicants who could be perfect for the job. Once you have finally selected a bunch of possible candidates, you have to go through a long interview process to eventually pick the right one. This entire operation can take weeks, even months, and you can lose valuable time this way.
The good news is that professional staffing agencies can provide a solution to this problem. These agencies are staffed with professional interviewers and employers who understand personnel and workplace management. They can narrow down the search for you, and conduct preliminary interviews. Along with permanent staffing, these professional staffing agencies can also act as temporary staffing firms. They can find people on a temp-to-hire basis to monitor a candidate’s work, and retain this worker if they perform to the job’s standards.
Many Canadians have found success securing a job through a temp agency, making these firms an effective solution for both companies and job seekers. Between 2009 and 2012, there was only a 3.8 percent permanent employment growth rate in Canada, but temp work soared by 14.2 percent in the same time frame, with some of the largest growth coming from British Columbia and Ontario.
By using a temp staffing firm, you can focus on running your company, and leave the hiring process to qualified professionals. Once they determine that a candidate might be right for the job, you can evaluate the person once they have begun working at your company. The temp agency can also keep track of important data on the potential employee, and compile and prepare data reports that can help you make an informed decision about whether to hire the worker or not. This can be extremely helpful if you do not have the time to spend on interviewing and reading applications on your own. More often than not, companies do not have the extra personnel to do this, or the time to spare.