All across the United States, it’s getting harder to hire employees. In Phoenix, unemployment has fallen from 6.6 percent in August 2014 to five percent in April 2015. In Portland, the jobless rate has dropped a full point since the start of the year. And Seattle’s unemployment rate – currently at 3 percent – is one of the lowest in the country among major metropolitan areas.
What does this mean for businesses? It means well-qualified workers are almost impossible to find, and even barely acceptable candidates are rarer, take longer to find and commanding higher salaries.
When hiring gets this difficult, it no longer makes sense to handle the process on your own. A good staffing agency has years of experience, a wide network of contacts and resources. It sees hiring – a chore or a burden for most businesses – as its core function. That type of focus makes a difference, and a strong staffing agency will be able to find more better-qualified candidates at a lower cost and in less time than a business would be able to on its own.
TERRA Staffing has been operating in the Pacific Northwest for over three decades, and expanded its successful staffing methods to the Phoenix area in 2015. Combining cutting-edge technology with valuable experience and insight, we make sure to understand every aspect of your business – your needs, goals, corporate culture – and develop the tools and methods to find the employees you need and connect them with you.
One of the resources our clients have successfully leveraged is our new “Talent Showcase.” Launched last year, the platform presents profiles of approved candidates offering a wide range of skills and backgrounds in an easily accessible manner. An example of how this can be used is with a Pacific Northwest organization who had been struggling to fill a job on their own for months; the Talent Showcase helped them find the perfect candidate and fill the position in only a matter of weeks. Next time your business has an open position, consider interviewing a candidate featured in the Showcase before placing an ad and sorting through résumés. It could save you plenty of time, and even a little money.
TERRA is an award-winning staffing agency that operates eight offices in Washington, Oregon and Arizona. Founded in 1983, our focus is on presenting clients with only the most qualified candidates. Get in touch today to learn how we can help your business meet its hiring needs!