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Why use an engineering staffing agency? (5 reasons)

  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago

Engineering is a specialist discipline that requires a unique skillset, expert knowledge, and hands-on experience. And so is recruiting engineers–as you might have discovered the hard way if you’ve paid the price of a bad hire.

The solution? Partnering with a specialist engineering staffing agency is your best chance of finding the right candidate. Engineering recruiters understand the sector, the job market, and the reality of what it takes to be an outstanding engineer.

These are the top five reasons to partner with an agency like JAM:

#1: Engineering Recruiting Agencies Cut Hiring Costs

Investing in the services of a good recruiter will pay for itself. Instead of wasting time and money creating job ads, paying to put them on job boards, trawling through CVs, vetting candidates, arranging interviews, running background checks and more, you can consolidate the expense and save both money and stress by leaving it to the experts.

You’ll also save by avoiding the cost of a bad hire, which can easily reach six figures, especially with a high-value employee like an engineer.

#2: Engineering Recruiters Speed Up the Hiring Process

Time is money–and with an engineering recruitment agency, your hiring process is going to go a lot faster than when you were doing it all in-house. This is particularly important in the current talent shortage. Any good candidate is going to have several offers on the table, and if you don’t move as fast as your competitors, your chosen candidate could get stolen from under your nose.

#3: Staffing Agencies Find More Candidates

Specialist engineering recruiters have spent years developing a network of skilled engineers, including those who aren’t actively looking for work but are open to new opportunities. The only way to make these connections is through a recruiter. Again, in the current talent drought, you’ll be glad you took a dip in our talent pool.

#4: Hire Engineers As Needed

If you’re like most employers, your budget is a little tighter than usual at the moment–so why make a permanent hire when you can get the talent you need on a project-by-project basis? A professional staffing agency can get you great contractors at the drop of a hat, as well as contract-to-hire staffing services, where you can use the contract period as an extended interview and keep the person on permanently if you decide they’re a good fit.

#5: Engineering Recruiting Agencies Handle Payroll & Onboarding

Save yourself the administrative headaches of managing payroll and onboarding new starters by outsourcing it all to an expert recruitment agency that will act as your HR department, seamlessly integrating new people into the team without taking up your existing team members’ time.

Interested? Get in touch with JAM today to discover what we can do for you.