Why You Should Use a Staffing Firm to Find Administrative Assistants

by placers on August 30, 2016 in Workforce


Organizations of all sizes need quality administrative assistants, and your Delaware business is no exception. A staffing agency can assist you with finding that perfect candidate to answer the phones, tackle your ever-growing inbox, and make sure your entire team’s favorite flavors of coffee are stocked in the break room. If you’re having a hard time looking for an administrative assistant, here’s why you should use a staffing agency to help you find one who’s a good fit for your organization.

1. You Lack the Time and Resources to Recruit Right Now

The recruiting process is very time-consuming. If you’re really swamped and could use some help, posting an ad on Craigslist or a message on LinkedIn could seem like a cheap or even free way to find talent but those methods carry a massive time cost. Hundreds of people will send resumes and it’s impossible to sort through them all. If you’re a small business with limited staff, you need to focus on growing the business and leave recruiting to the experts. If you have in-house human resources, they may already be overburdened and the recruitment process would take up resources they need to put to other tasks.

2. Temps and Permanent Employees Are Pre-Qualified

Because a lot of candidates are angling to get temp jobs and any kind of permanent job these days, which can create another problem of trying to do recruiting yourself even if you have some human resources support in-house. Job seekers might have irrelevant skills and/or experience that don’t line up with what you’re looking for. Administrative support in particular, spans a variety of skills and industries, and a staffing agency can ensure that you will receive a contingent worker or direct hire who fits your needs whether it’s a temporary filing clerk or full-time office manager. Staffing agencies ensure that candidates are pre-qualified by testing their skills to make sure they’re up to date and at the level the client claims, so you don’t need to waste time giving interviews or even onboarding candidates who could have rusty skills and/or don’t have the kind of administrative experience you need.

3. Your Administrative Needs Are Contingent

Maybe you only need an administrative assistant for two weeks or a contract lasting a year. Whether your needs are contingent or permanent, employment agencies can assist you with forecasting your workload demands based on how many projects you are picking up. They’ll even provide you with tools to optimize your staff’s productivity and strategically manage your temps and contractors. In addition to these tools, staffing agencies are run by recruiting and human resources experts who can help determine your project needs and leave you secure in the knowledge that you won’t waste time or money on a poorly-performing employee. You can use the agency as much or as little as you need according to the demands your business is facing.

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