Jun 16 2015 5 Staffing Solutions to help your company grow
The following are 5 popular staffing solutions:
Regardless of the size of the company, in most cases, the employees are both the most valuable asset and greatest expense. Employers looking for staffing solutions need to understand their options and choose wisely.
1. Job boards
Job Boards can bring in a ton of applicants. This might be a good thing or it may be time consuming to go through lots of resumes in order to find that perfect match. Some of the most popular job board are:
- Career Builder
- Glass Door
2. Hire a full service recruiter / executive search firm
Before the Internet was invented, running ads in the newspaper or hiring a staffing firm was about the only way to find an employee. There are still many recruiters in business and they provide a valuable service. The market has moved in many cases towards niche or industry specialists. Finding a recruiter who knows some of the best people in your industry can be “gold,” especially when it comes to management and higher level employees.
3. Hire a professional employer organization (PEO)
This is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee management tasks such as employee benefits, payroll, workers’ compensation, recruiting, risk/safety management, and training and development. The PEO does this by hiring a client company’s employees, thus becoming their employer of record for tax purposes and insurance purposes. This practice is known as joint employment or co-employment.
4. Hire a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company (RPO)
A contingent workforce is a provisional group of workers who work for an organization on a non-permanent basis. This can reduces the company’s cost in the management of contingent employees and mitigates the company’s risk in employing them.
This is where an employer outsources or transfers all or part of its recruitment activities to an external service provider. The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association defines RPO as follows: “when a provider acts as a company’s internal recruitment function for a portion or all of its jobs. RPO providers manage the entire recruiting/hiring process from job profiling through the on boarding of the new hire, including staff, technology, method and reporting.
5. Hire a Contingent Workforce Outsourcing Company (CWO)
Some examples of contingent workers are freelancers, independent professionals, temporary contract workers, independent contractors or consultants.
After You Find Your Applicant
Once you find a potential job applicant it is important to do your own screening to have the best chance of obataining an employee who will be a valuable member of your team. In addition, employers are responsible for providing a safe work place. As required by federal and state law, you want to take steps so that you do not find yourself involved in a Negligent Hiring Lawsuit.
One of the most valuable steps you can take is to obtain a high quality employee and protect your company is to run a background check.