5 Reasons You Should Use a Staffing Agency for Your Next Hire

Need to fill a role at your company soon? Here are the top five reasons you should consider using a staffing agency to help you land the ideal recruit.

One of the biggest challenges companies are facing nowadays is being able to acquire talented workers and being able to do so quickly. Given the current job market in Calgary, employers are being flooded with resumes and are having a tough time separating the qualified candidates from those who aren't.

Throw in fierce competition from other companies who want to hire the most talented workers too, and it's easy to see how much of a headache it can be for hiring managers to not only identify the right people for the job but secure their services as well. 

When searching out the best talent and people for your job openings, you need every competitive advantage you can get. A staffing agency in Calgary can provide your business with that edge. Here are five other reasons why you should use one for your next hiring needs.

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Matrix Labour Leasing is one of the leading staffing agencies in Calgary. Whether you are looking for a short-term labour job or something more permanent, we are committed to placing our employees in great companies and in a position where they will succeed and advance their career and skills to the next level.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Staffing Agency for Your Next Hire!
1. Your productivity will improve

Your HR department is already responsible for a lot of the administrative work that goes on at your company. Going through resumes, selecting qualified candidates, further screening those candidates through phone calls, and finally conducting interviews takes up a big chunk of their time. Time that could be spent more wisely on their core responsibilities or your company's other strategic initiatives.

2. Your risk is reduced

It takes a lot of time, money, and effort to hire someone for a new role. And there's no guarantee that they will work out. If that happens, your back at square one and you have to restart the whole process from the very beginning. But that isn't the case when you use a staffing agency to fill a position. You can try the employee out for a solid period of time before committing to them further. And if they don't work out, you can simply say goodbye to them once the terms of their contract are up.


3. Your costs will go down

It's expensive to have a lot of full-time employees on your payroll. Doing so increases your overhead and heightens the risk to your business. By using a staffing agency to fulfill changing workflows due to seasonal or industry-specific ebbs and flows, your company can better control its labour costs. The temporary employees you hire from the staffing agency will also not require benefits or taxes to be paid to them, further reducing the amount of money you need to spend on your employees.

4. Your hiring will be easier

There's a lot that goes into hiring a new employee. Writing job descriptions, posting the jobs online, screening/vetting candidates, and putting together proper offer forms and contracts all take time. It would be a lot easier if you could just have a bunch of qualified candidates show up at your door for you to review, right? Well, that's exactly what happens when you use a staffing agency for your hiring needs. All the legwork is taken out of the equation and you can simply focus on selecting the right fit for your team. 


5. Your hiring will be faster

It typically takes about 23 days to hire an entry-level employee. For more specialized and senior positions, that number increases substantially. One of the main reasons it generally takes so long to hire even the most basic employee is because your HR staff has competing priorities, which can lead to their hiring responsibilities being relegated to the back burner. Talented and in-demand employees won't wait around forever. If you take too long to screen and interview candidates, those superstars could slip through your fingers and head to a competitor of yours. With a staffing agency in charge of your hiring, that won't happen.

Staffing agencies have a stable of talented employees for you to review and if none of their choices fit your criteria, then they have the industry connections and time to source new ones that will. All your company needs to do is review the candidates you like most and then select your favourite one from the bunch.

From reducing your labour costs and business risk to better matching your workflow needs, using a staffing agency can make hiring talented employees easier and faster for your company. Should you have any questions about how Matrix Labour Leasing can find you the perfect employees for your current openings, be sure to contact us today.

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Tired of dealing with the same old recruitment or staffing agencies in Calgary? Give Matrix Labour Leasing a try. We specialize in construction staffing and short-term labour placement, helping our clients attract the best-skilled workers out there.

To find out more about how we can help you land the top construction talent, visit us at Suite 204, 11420 27th Street SE, Calgary, AB, T2Z 3R6. Or you can contact us by calling 1-866-666-9520 or by filling in our online contact form.



Q: Can you just walk into a staffing agency?

Absolutely! Staffing agencies like Matrix Labour Leasing get walk-ins all the time. The receptionist will ask what type of job you are currently looking for and will likely match you with the best recruiter for that type of role. You may just want to call ahead of time to confirm the recruiter for your type of job is available that day so you don't have to wait around too long.

Q: What industries use staffing agencies?

Nearly every industry uses staffing agencies at some point in time. Some of the most common to use this type of service include construction, health care, businesses who need clerical and general office staff, and those companies who are in need of a specialized employee or one who can fill a high-level managerial role.

Q: Do staffing agencies take part of your pay?

They shouldn't. Reputable staffing agencies do not take any portion of a candidate's pay. Rather, they charge the company that the candidate has successfully been placed with, which is usually an amount that has been agreed upon by both parties prior to the staffing agency commencing its search for candidates.

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