Even with all the other economic concerns, the labor shortage continues. Like the shipbuilding industry, manufacturing and fabrication companies are struggling to build their workforce. Experienced workers are retiring, and finding new experienced tradespeople is increasingly difficult. There are steps you can take to find good, competent, and experienced employees, and working with a staffing agency can help. Here’s why.
Sourcing Talent While You Focus on Your Business
Hiring is time-consuming. You can spend days, weeks, or months simply sorting through potential applications for one open position. With a staffing partner, you can focus on running your business while a trained hiring professional screens applications faster and sends you only the most qualified applicants.
Increasing Employee Engagement
A challenge for job seekers is often the lack of communication with hiring managers. They feel they’ve sent their resume into a black hole and received no follow-up. When you work with a staffing agency, your recruiter will communicate with candidates so they get the attention they deserve without anyone falling through the cracks.
Developing a Better Hiring Experience
Your recruiter is trained to find talent, present them to you, facilitate the hiring process, and assist with onboarding. When you create these established processes for short- and long-term employees, you’re creating a better hiring experience for the incoming employees and your organization. You can be as hands-off or as hands-on as you want to throughout the experience.
Continued Support for Your Workforce
Especially in trades, manufacturing, or shipbuilding, many jobs are seasonal. When you work with a staffing agency, you will know that your workforce has the full support of their placement professional. If an assignment ends, they can help find additional work for their employees so you don’t have to stress over seasonal layoffs or other challenges.
Can we help you find top talent? Contact the team at Hutco to learn more.