ATTRACTING A BETTER TALENT POOL
Here are a few expert staffing strategies that FastTrack has developed over the years.
Every business has specific reasons for using recruitment agencies. For many, it’s the temporary staffing service or the managed workforce facility that larger companies are selecting to control staffing costs. For some it may be a short-term need, but others see it as a major route to access strong talent that they would otherwise miss out on.
We Focus on Market Knowledge
At FastTrack, we keep our finger on the pulse of specialist markets and we give the hiring teams insight into what is happening. Because we are looking every day, we know the available talent, where they are and how to reach out to them. We stay appraised of salary rates, career expectations, available skill-sets and current hiring complexities. If other businesses are struggling to find the same talent, we can advise on alternative solutions. We want to act as your partner and collaborator and be your eyes and ears in the market.
We Develop Extended Reach
Some candidates are hard to find. They may be passive or they may be selective. If they aren’t responding to job advertisements, or don’t see themselves as part of your ‘talent pool’ and are too busy to search full time then the chances are that they have relationships with trusted specialist recruiters or agencies in your sector. Even if they aren’t actively seeking other employment, there’s a strong chance that a good recruiter will know who they are and how to reach them. Agencies have many networks – each consultant, candidate, client or collaborator has the potential to leverage their networks to help connect you to people with a varied range of skills and experiences, many of whom would be off the radar of an in-house team or hiring manager.
We Provide Candidates Not Applicants
Although many applicants may respond to an advertisement or apply through your website, a lot of these people may not be good matches for your company. Filtering, assessing, matching and communicating with unsuitable individuals can take up a significant amount of time without providing any value. Using FastTrack ensures that you see only qualified candidates – job seekers who have been pre-selected to match the criteria that you are looking for and who are worthy of consideration and interviewing.
We Emphasize Employer Brands
Large companies invest a lot of time and money in developing and marketing their employer brands, but smaller businesses don’t have the same resources. We make the effort to develop a real insight into your business so that we can give potential candidates a picture of what it’s like to work for you. We share your benefits and career openings, as well as a feel for the culture. We want to represent you as an ideal employer. If a candidate checks your business out on social media, we can intelligently discuss any points that may arise.
A Word About Acquiring Key Strategic Skills
The number one reason that companies use a staffing agency is to gain short term access to key strategic skills. Access to these skills has been growing in importance over the last 3 years, and staffing agencies are no longer used just for covering leave and peaks in demand. With talent shortages now potentially hindering growth it’s not surprising that this is the case. Our bank of resource staff allows FastTrack to bring in experienced help on short notice. These flexible solutions are crucial for long and short-term projects or initiatives.
As always, there are time constraints to performing a thorough search, so it is often more efficient for managers to interview from an agency shortlist – in fact many hiring managers were themselves placed by recruitment agencies and often favor third party recruiters. There is little doubt that a hard pressed HR or in-house team can benefit from the reach and networks of a trusted agency partner. If you’re still not sold on the value of using an efficient and hardworking staffing agency for your recruiting or payroll needs, call FastTrack Staffing, Inc. and one of our business development managers will be happy to pay you a visit and discuss the benefits of our services in person.
Mary K Thomas
President- FastTrack Staffing, Inc.