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SmartRecruiters is a web-based hiring platform designed with the end-user in mind. The solution is suitable for companies with more than 50 employees in almost any vertical, and since it runs in a browser, it works well on all platforms,... Read more
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Indeed Hire is a technology-enabled recruiting solution that offers one-on-one support to employers based on specific hiring needs. With Indeed's virtual recruiter technology, employers can post jobs online, source/screen candidates,... Read more
Greenhouse is an applicant tracking system and recruiting software designed to help businesses find suitable candidates, conduct interviews, and optimize their recruiting process. Greenhouse is an integrated platform that streamlines... Read more
Crelate Talent is a technology-enabled service that helps recruiting teams source potential candidates, facilitate onboarding processes, and migrate various data. Professionals can track ongoing interactions with applicants, add important... Read more
Pinpoint is a cloud-based applicant tracking solution for small and midsize businesses. Key features include a career portal, candidate management, interview scheduling, GDPR tools, corporate branding, and reporting. Additionally,... Read more
Vervoe is a recruitment management solution that helps businesses of all sizes manage hiring, assessment and screening operations via video interviews, skill tests and more. The platform comes with white-label capabilities, which lets... Read more
PeopleFluent is a cloud-based talent acquisition and management suite, complemented by applications for Vendor Management, Workforce Planning, and Diversity and Analytics. Other applications include Recruiting, Performance Management,... Read more
Sense is a hiring solution, which helps staffing agencies recruit, retain and redeploy candidates for small to large organizations by automating communication with applicants. It allows professionals to create custom hiring workflows... Read more
Checkr is a cloud-based background screening and staffing solution built to help businesses attract and acquire high-caliber talent. This solution enables employers to perform background checks, while reducing complexity, mitigating... Read more
AmazingHiring is a search engine solution, which helps small to large organizations hire software engineers, data scientists, UX/UI designers, and other technical roles. It lets recruiters discover candidates across various social... Read more
HireIQ is a recruitment management solution designed to help businesses streamline operations related to hiring, assessment, applicant monitoring and more. The platform allows organizations to create as well as manage a variety of... Read more
Hunt Club is a technology-enabled recruiting service that helps organizations of all sizes acquire candidates through a referral-based process. It is specialized in hiring certain roles for multiple industries such as marketing and... Read more
Insperity Recruiting Services is a technology-enabled solution offering recruiting services to businesses of all sizes. Insperity's team of recruiters and consultants are available to help businesses plan recruiting structures, initiate... Read more
Reflik is a technology-enabled talent crowdsourcing solution that allows businesses of all sizes to source candidates and helps improves screening processes. The platform serves clients across various industry verticals such as technology,... Read more
Rolebot is a technology-enabled staffing service designed to help teams hire talent as per company requirements by ranking candidates against peers. Rolebot's team uses an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled approach to help recruiters... Read more
Talentcloud is a human capital management solution that helps businesses of all sizes manage processes related to workforce planning, recruitment, payroll, time tracking, shift planning, compensation and more. The performance management... Read more
True is a talent management solution that offers staffing services to businesses across various industry verticals, such as consumer, healthcare, life sciences, fintech and security. It provides a talent pool of several types of professions,... Read more
Vested is a technology-enabled recruiting service that works with employers of all sizes. Vested identifies, contacts, and engages candidates in order to save employers time. This modern solution uses a two-sided approach, using both... Read more
If you are a business owner or recruiter, you know that finding the right applicant for an opening is no easy task. Not only do you need to create a pool of applicants but you also need to match the qualifications, experience, and skill set of each applicant to the job opening.
There are interviews to be conducted, compensation negotiations to be done, follow-ups to be made, etc. Even after all these, sometimes no applicant could be finalized and the whole process might need to start all over again.
Staffing services such as headhunters, recruiting firms, and staffing agencies can help cut short this complicated process. To give a better understanding of how these services can help, we have prepared this guide.
What are staffing services?
Staffing services are providers such as headhunters, recruiting firms, and staffing agencies that take on the responsibility (in varying degrees) of finding appropriate employees for other businesses. These providers build applicant pools and match applicants to the requirements of available job openings.
Some providers also conduct preliminary interviews to filter non-suitable applicants.
Common offering of staffing services
Typically, staffing services offer the following core offerings:
|Job posting||Post job openings on different media such as career page on own website, social platforms, and third-party job boards.|
|Applicant tracking and matching||Collate applicant information such as qualification, skill set, location, job history, and compensation and match their profiles to available job openings.|
|Interview scheduling||Schedule calls and interviews between applicants and employers and send updates to all stakeholders.|
|Pipeline management||Track the pipeline of job openings and have visibility into the lifecycle events of each opening.|
|Temporary staffing||Match temporary or stand-in staff for job openings. This is usually helpful for businesses looking for blue-collar employees.|
What type of client are you?
Picking the right staffing services provider can be challenging. Hence, it is important to understand what type of client you are and what type of provider is appropriate for you.
Businesses looking to fill executive-level openings or white-collar jobs with niche skill requirements: Explore independent headhunters who identify and approach suitable candidates for such job openings that require high-level skills or offer high remuneration. These consultants work on a commission basis—they only get paid after an applicant is placed on the job.
Businesses looking to fill positions temporarily: If your business is looking to fill blue-collar openings or positions that are shift-based and don’t require highly specialized skills, temporary staffing services could be appropriate for you. These providers have a ready pool of applicants that they align to temporary job openings.
Typically, the applicants are on the provider’s payroll and the client pays the provider. Some temporary staffing services also offer temp-to-hire services that allow employers to absorb the temporary staff into a permanent position if the person fits the role satisfactorily.
Businesses looking to fill entry to mid-management level white-collar job openings: Recruiting agencies are suitable for such requirements. They help employers source applicants from multiple sources and filter out the best ones for interviews.
Such providers typically serve businesses of all sizes. They serve as external consultants, working on a commission basis.
Businesses looking for industry-specific staffing: Whether it is blue- or white-collar, if the job opening requires industry-specific know-how, industry-specific staffing providers are appropriate for you.
Typically, these providers cater to a particular industry, such as healthcare or hospitality, and only enlist applicants and employers within that industry. They can provide permanent as well as temporary staffing and have a business model similar to recruiting agencies.
Benefit of staffing services
Staffing services providers help businesses streamline the hiring process and save time on sourcing applicants for job openings.
Save time on resume screening: Staffing services usually have a central repository of applicants that can be quickly matched with enlisted jobs. This helps organizations save time and effort required for sourcing and screening resumes and instead look at select candidates pre-screened (and occasionally, pre-interviewed) by the staffing provider. The client organization can expend the saved time and resources on core business operations.
Key considerations when choosing staffing services
With multiple staffing services on the market, it can become difficult to select one. To help you, we have listed a couple of considerations to keep in mind when choosing a staffing services provider:
Compliance and equal employment opportunity (EEO) handling: It is important for all businesses to comply with the labor and job laws applicable to their area of operations. Additionally, they must ensure EEO to ensure all applicants are judged fairly, irrespective of gender, race, or any other bias. So, make sure that the services provider you choose complies with the requisite laws and policies as well as facilitates EEO hiring.
Security of applicant and employer data: Most information on applicants and employers that staffing services obtain is confidential. When shortlisting providers, check on the data security measures they have in place.