Reduce Hiring Costs by Working with a Professional Services Staffing and Recruiting Firm


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While it may seem like a no-brainer to take care of hiring internally, many companies find that this can cost them more money, take longer, and may result in lower-quality candidates. This isn’t a new challenge for businesses. But it’s even more difficult now due to a smaller staff, leaner organizations, and a historical candidate shortage.

When it comes to money and time, loss of cash flow can have an immense impact on your business. One way to reduce hiring costs while keeping your business productive is outsourcing hiring. An effective professional services staffing and recruiting partner will decrease time and financial expenditures while bringing in quality employees. 

The 3 risks of managing hiring in-house

Increased turnover
While it may seem easier and more cost-effective to handle hiring internally, studies show this may result in lower-quality candidates and hires who are not the right fit for the role. A single bad hire can impact team morale and ultimately increase employee turnover. One study found that the average cost to replace just one employee can have a huge financial impact on your business:

  • $1,500 for hourly employees
  • 100%-150% of an employee’s salary for technical positions
  • Up to 213% of an employee’s salary for C-suite positions

Loss in productivity
When companies handle hiring internally, the responsibility often falls on a current employee — all while continuing to do their “day job”. Inevitably, this requires a significant investment of their time, as broken down below:

  • Choosing where to spend money to post the position. There are several sites candidates use to job hunt. Which ones are best? It takes time to do the research and decide which sites make the most sense for your role(s). Time: 3-4 hours
  • Posting the job. From crafting the job description to going through the steps to post it, it’s not as simple as one click of a button. Time: 1 hour
  • Applicant review. The employee will be weeding through hundreds of applicants and resumes in hopes of finding a needle in the haystack. And while posting the job to various online boards may garner several hundred applicants, it still doesn’t guarantee finding the perfect match. In fact, in today’s job market, the “spray and pray” method is just one tool in the recruitment arsenal, not the only tool. Time: 20 hours (based on 300 connections)
  • Interviewing. Scheduling and conducting interviews, reference checks, and required pre-screenings. Time: 20 hours

    Total time: 45 hours

Significant financial investment

The cost of a new hire does not stop with getting them interviewed, onboarded, and paid. You’re adding another person to your payroll and benefits. Not to mention the exposure to worker’s compensation and any unemployment costs. 

By passing the hiring off to a trusted partner, you could then focus valuable time on efficiently operating your business.

True cost savings when partnering with a recruiting firm

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Time = Money
As demonstrated above, there’s a long checklist that needs to be completed before a new hire even begins working. Stivers and other professional services staffing and recruiting firms deal with the time-consuming tasks of combing through candidates, screening, interviewing, and preparing candidates for the position — all while you are focusing on your core business. 

Recruiting firms often fill vacant positions faster than you expect. Stivers has the technology and expertise to guide you through the hiring process while bearing the brunt of the responsibility. 

“Try before you buy” a candidate before you commit
A great added benefit of working with a staffing and recruiting firm is that you can employ temp and temp-to-hire workers. You can see how they fit and make sure they are the correct match for your business before you bring them on full-time. If for some reason they don’t work out, you can ask your recruiting partner to end the assignment. You are not responsible for unemployment or the necessary paperwork to let someone go.  

Alternatively, many recruiting firms (Stivers included) also assist with sourcing for direct-hire recruitment. Your chosen candidate will be hired by your company on Day 1, and you’ll just pay a one-time placement fee.

And if they don’t work out? You won’t pay until we find someone who does. It’s part of our guarantee. We’re committed to bringing you the right talent the first time. In fact, Stivers proudly maintains a 95% retention rate for their sourced candidates.

 Lower overhead costs
When it comes to temp and temp-to-hire workers, professional services staffing and recruiting firms can offer significant financial savings when it comes to the employer costs that you’d normally provide to employees. Health benefits, 401k, sick days, PTO, workers compensation, unemployment, and all employer taxes are the responsibility of your recruiting partner.

The Takeaway

Time. Money. Turnover. Productivity. When it comes to handling hiring internally, there are many more hidden costs than simply posting the job and the employee’s salary. Shift the time, costs, responsibility, and headaches of hiring to our staffing and recruiting experts. 

When you trust Stivers with hiring, you can be confident that we will find the talent that is the right match for your business. Staffing and recruitment is our specialty, so you can focus on your business specialty. 

Let’s schedule a meeting to discuss how a partnership can help you achieve your business goals while saving valuable time and money.

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