Since we are having the lowest unemployment rate in Oregon history (3.8% in March), it has been very difficult to find quality candidates. A lot of our clients have been contacting us and wanting us to help them find great candidates for their position. Therefore, Kyle is here today to share some of this thoughts about this matter and how a staffing agency like us can help you out in this situation.
Q: How do I find qualified and top tier candidates in this tight market, with unemployment rates hitting record lows?
A: Have no fear, you are not alone. A lot of companies are having the same issues when it comes to finding the right candidates for their openings; there are just not that many well qualified candidates “actively” looking for new positions right now. In recruiting, we call this a “candidate market,” where the few qualified and top tier job seekers have their pick of openings and companies are finding themselves losing out to competition who offer higher salaries or better benefits.
This is where Staffing Agencies can help. Staffing Agencies dedicate their time to recruiting, sourcing, and interviewing “active” AND “passive” candidates then narrowing them down to a qualified candidate pool. By sourcing for “passive” candidates, we increase the pool of candidates available to you as an employer. Then when you have a position that needs to be filled, the staffing agency already has a pool of qualified applicants to submit which in turn will speed up the hiring process.
As a third party, the staffing agency can really find out what the candidate is looking for in their next position. Often, candidates will tailor their responses based on what they think you want to hear to land that open position. A staffing firm, on the other hand, can find the candidate’s strengths and what will make them thrive long-term and then match them to the correct company and position. This results in a productive and happy employee.
Hopefully Kyle has provided some good insights for you. Should you need assistance with your hiring need, don’t hesitate to call us. We’d be very happy to help out 🙂
Have a wonderful 3 days weekend!
Until next time 😎