According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in 2019 was at an impressive average of 3.75%. While this is excellent news for our economy, these numbers translate into serious problems for employers looking to grow their teams, whether on a full-time or contract basis. Why?
Candidates are more likely to be gainfully employed and decently compensated on average. In this environment, employers need to be strategic and proactive if they want top talent. A qualified recruiter has existing relationships with area employers so they can access top local talent, competitively paid and a faster turnaround than “going it alone.”
The average time to hire is 23.8 days, while the average cost per hire is $4,129. For most organizations the time and money can be a real burden. The staffing firm can offer to keep the contractors on its payroll, eliminating the time and cost of onboarding and offboarding an employee. This creates a stress-free, streamlined solution to any critical need.
If you’re in need of knowledgeable employment advisors or have questions on best practices for hiring talent, please contact Jenn Davis of Leeds Professional Resources at [email protected]