Ready to Make 2019 the Best Year?

It’s a new year! Time to begin looking ahead to make 2019 the best year for your business! As you prepare plans for the next twelve months, have you considered how partnering with a staffing firm can help?

Your Business Plans Need to Include Recruiting & Hiring

By handing your recruiting and staffing tasks to Charles Foster, you free up time for your staff to put their talents to better use. You can focus on business development. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) estimates the average cost to hire an employee is over $4,000 spanning roughly 42 days. Glassdoor estimates 52 days.

Small business owners spend approximately 40% of their working hours on tasks that do not generate income, such as hiring.

Not only can you save a month’s worth of non-income-generating work for yourself but you can find a great hire in less time than if you’d taken on the task yourself.

Considering the Alternatives

For small businesses, maintaining and in-house HR team is expensive and often times not feasible. In most cases, as the owner, your time is filled with bringing in leads, generating sales, and tackling tasks that need to be done to move your business forward.

This load of responsibility means you rely heavily on your team. Your staff’s time is just as valuable as yours as they fulfill the remaining roles in your organization to keep the business going.

This reality leaves you with two options – hire an in-house HR representative or staffing employee, or outsource this responsibility to a recruiting and staffing agency. The salary for an HR manager averages $90,000 to $120,000 per year, not to even consider extra costs to your business. Are you big enough? Do you hire enough people each year that an in-house HR manager would make sense?

As a small business, your likely not going to have the resources coming in to justify this option. However, alternatives exist to make 2019 the best year for your business!

How to Include Recruiting & Hiring in Your Business Plan

Consider the plans for your business. How much do you expect to grow? How quickly? Do you plan to have a quick uptick in hiring? Are these potential openings specific, requiring specialized hires? How much time do you or an employee have to devote to hiring? Can you add more time to that should your hiring increase unexpectedly?

If you lack the flexibility in time and money, then outsourcing is the way to go. Also, consider the time it takes to find candidates with specific experience and education that your position requires. You need to understand the job and create the job posting, posting to specific job boards to recruit the right candidates. You need to take on these considerations, all while also staying compliant and updated on current changes in laws and regulations.

It’s easy to see why hiring can take over a month!

Still unsure if a staffing agency is the right choice to make 2019 the best year for your business? Call us! We will walk you through the process and help you make the decision that is right for your business. We’ve been finding the right one for businesses since 1969. We are locally based with a national presence. This means we have the experience, tools, and confidence to help your business.