When I first entered the staffing industry 4 years ago, industry leaders were leveraging technology with applicant databases. They’d market these databases as “proprietary,” as if they had an exclusive candidate pool.
This marketing rang hollow, however, as unemployment was low, and only getting lower. The odds were anyone in these databases were either already employed, or unemployable. As the market adjusted to all-time-low unemployment, people looked for smarter ways to fill positions: opening up background restrictions, increasing pay rates, lessening job requirements, and increasing on-the-job training, to name a few.
The market has changed again, however, due to COVID-19. Unemployment has soared and employers have been shut down. But the closures will not last forever, and as the economy begins to reopen, employers will need to hire, and staffing agencies are in the best position to help. All these people in the database are probably looking for work.
Arguably no one else is more prepared to get people back to work faster than a staffing agency right now. We’re sitting on thousands of names and numbers of people looking for work. We have a staff full of recruiters ready to assemble these workers, and the database technology has only gotten better.
Modern databases all have a wide range of features such as location and skill search, but these are just the basics. Now, many also have advanced texting features to quickly promote your job to hundreds of qualified candidates with a few clicks of a mouse. Some databases even have machine learning built-in, constantly searching candidates, bringing qualified talent to the recruiter’s attention.
So yes, now is the best time to partner with a staffing agency. This is what we are built for. It is the fastest way to get your company up and running. If you haven’t partnered with a staffing agency before, be sure to check out our employer’s page to learn about countless other advantages of using KP Staffing.