Making the Uncomfortable Comfortable: 10 Ways a Staffing Firm Makes Hiring and Job Searching Simpleby MindSpring Partners on June 22, 2022 in MindSpring News
In early June, leaders from the MindSpring team traveled to Boston to attend the 2022 Bullhorn Engage conference, where we came together with our incredible community of staffing and recruiting professionals to learn from inspiring speakers. One of whom was Michael Strahan, Emmy winner, Super Bowl champion, and Peabody Award-winning journalist. In his final address, Michael spoke about the challenges of being a newscaster in times of socio-economic, cultural, and political distress around the world. When it seemed impossible to be impassive as he delivered troubling broadcasts, he remembered this sentiment: “It’s your responsibility to make people feel comfortable in uncomfortable times.”
Our team at MindSpring was reminded of all the ways our services make the uncomfortable process of job searching or hiring more comfortable for the candidates and clients we serve. The labor market has changed drastically over the last two years and continues to be tough to navigate. In these uncomfortable times, our recruiters at MindSpring aim to be a helping hand, guiding our employers and jobseekers through this challenging job market.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of working with a staffing firm like MindSpring.
Five Ways Recruiters Provide Value to Candidates
Searching for a new job is an incredibly stressful experience. Besides the time it takes to consider if you’re ready for a job change, there are many tedious steps you need to take before you’re ready to begin applying for new positions. And if you’re already in a full-time job, this work will likely have to wait until the weekend.
While everyone on your Instagram feed is soaking up the Saturday sun, you’re stuck yelling at Microsoft Word and scrolling open positions on LinkedIn all day. Not to mention, it seems like you’re missing a key skill required for every role you see! This is where a MindSpring recruiter can turn your stress into job search success.
Normally, we’d agree that the phrase comfortable job search is an oxymoron. However, MindSpring recruiters exist to make the seemingly impossible, possible by:
1. Giving you access to the hidden job market
There may be more opportunities out there than what you see on job boards. In the same way realtors are privy to information about listings that haven’t yet hit the housing market, your recruiter may have access to new jobs their client hasn’t advertised yet. A major perk of working with a recruiter is being the first candidate in front of a hiring manager, since the less time a job posting has been public, the less competition you’ll have for the role.
2. Providing you with expert resume tips
Your recruiter knows exactly what their client is looking for in a candidate. By portraying your skills and experience well, your recruiter will help you make a stellar first impression on the client.
3. Guiding you through mock interviews
At MindSpring, our recruiters conduct interactive mock interviews with candidates, covering client-specific scenarios and allowing you to impress interviewers from the very beginning.
4. Aligning your experience with new roles
It’s incredibly time consuming to find open roles you truly believe you’d thrive in. Don’t waste your time clicking around job sites with no end in sight. Working with a recruiter ensures you’ll be matched with jobs aligned with your goals, values, and skills—no scrolling needed on your part.
5. Partnering with you every step of the way
In the beginning stages of your job search, MindSpring will help you weigh your priorities to find the perfect role for you. We’re not just here to help you manage your offer. By understanding your preferences and goals for growth opportunities, work/life balance, mentorships, and more, we’ll find a role and a company you can truly thrive in.
Lasting long after your initial placement, your relationship with the MindSpring team won’t disappear just because you got the job. Our entire team is here to be your long-term resource and guide for the rest of your career.
Five Ways a Staffing Firm Provides Value to Clients
From an HR or hiring manager’s perspective, the hiring process is much more complicated than most people know. From writing job descriptions and advertising positions to the actual recruiting and interview work, planning an effective hiring strategy takes major time and company resources. But it’s necessary for organizational growth and longevity.
So why go it alone? Leaving the heavy lifting to a recruiting partner can free up time and money for you to focus on the success of your business. A staffing firm like MindSpring fosters growth in organizations by:
1. Hiring top candidates faster
The job market has changed drastically in the last few years, and the hiring process is arguably more difficult than it was pre-pandemic. Especially with remote interviews becoming more commonplace, it’s hard to know if a candidate is truly the right fit for your company.
Additionally, partnering with a recruiting firm can increase your chances of jobseekers accepting offers with your company. It’s a candidate’s market, and applicants are likely fielding multiple offers at a time. Recruiters can assess where your business is on a candidate’s priority list and take the necessary steps to sway them towards a role with your organization.
It’s extremely time-and-resource-consuming for managers to review resumes and hold interviews, all while trying to run their businesses. Turning to a trusted staffing partner saves resources and ensures managers are only speaking with candidates who are fit for the role.
2. Hiring candidates for longer
If you’re hiring for permanent positions, a quality staffing partner will match your company with candidates who have the skills, potential, and passion for your business that sets them up to grow in their role. A staffing partner like MindSpring is not only your dependable hiring partner, but we also deliver candidates you can rely on to perform well and grow within your company.
3. Providing you with a flexible workforce-
For companies that have seasons of high or low productivity, a staffing agency can quickly find a workforce that adapts to the ebb and flow of your business. An ongoing partnership with a recruiting firm allows your business access to a fluid workforce that meets your company’s needs, no matter the size of the project.
4. Being a single point of contact
Besides having to review candidate documents and conduct interviews, another major challenge of the hiring process is keeping in contact with each jobseeker. A staffing firm will take this responsibility off your shoulders, with a single person being your point of contact for all information or questions regarding candidates.
Not only does this keep you organized, but it also creates a betterr candidate experience. In the current market, extensive candidate nurturing is necessary to keep the attention of top talent. You don’t have to worry about ghosting candidates or keeping up with email threads, since your staffing partner will handle candidate communication.
5. Growing with you
It may take trial and error to find the right recruiting firm for your business, but once you’ve found the one that meets your needs, you can create a solid, long-term partnership. The longer you work with your chosen agency, the more they will understand your unique company values, culture, goals, and needs. A strong relationship with your staffing partner means a sturdier hiring process and more potential for business growth.
No matter your business’ needs, partnering with a staffing and recruiting agency like MindSpring allows you to avoid the most stressful and time-consuming parts of job searching and hiring. As our client, you can focus on running your business as we match your company with the top talent you need, saving you time and valuable resources. As our candidate, you won’t need to spend hours scrolling job boards and agonizing over how to best format your resume, giving you back your evenings and weekends. Leave the heavy lifting to us, and we’ll make this uncomfortable job market more comfortable for you.
Overwhelmed by the hiring or job search process? The MindSpring team can’t wait to take on your challenges. Get in touch with us today.