According to The American Staffing Association, in 2014 there were on average 3.2 million temporary workers each week, working for an average time of 11 weeks, in over 35,000 establishments nationwide. Additionally, with 20,000 U.S staffing and recruiting agencies operating 39,000 offices, industry sales grew to nearly $136 billion in 2015. Eighty-eight percent of those sales come from temporary and contract staffing.
With numbers like these, one can only imagine the preliminary work that temp agencies must perform in order to find great employees that fit the needs of their clients. Enter EasyHire.me, an interview management platform that would streamline and simplify the hiring process for temp agencies. Typically agencies have resumes, computer assessment scores, and employee availability on file. If agencies use EasyHire’s on-demand and live video interviews, they will have a record of the interview session, along with the questions asked in the file that they can review when a new job becomes available to fill.
Imagine a busy law firm needs a front desk administrative assistant for six weeks while the permanent staff member is recovering from a surgery. The law firm is seeking someone computer savvy with strong customer service and time management skills, preferably with some law office experience.
Temp Agency A might send the first available employee who loosely meets the client’s criteria based upon poorly-written notes from a recruiter interview 3 months prior.
On the other side of town, Temp Agency B has interviewed folks with EasyHire’s interview platform when they signed up for employment. They can now reap the benefits of adopting a structured interview process:
- The interviews are recorded and archived in the EasyHire platform for easy access
- A candidate’s answers to questions are easily separated throughout the video, making it easy for the agency and the client to narrow in on what they need to know to determine the best fit
- The recruiter can review the recorded interviews to find the top three temporary employee candidates, send the videos to the law firm for review, and allow them to pick who will be the best fit for them.
Which temp agency has the best likelihood of sending a great employee to their client, thus securing future business? Temp Agency B, of course! With incredible numbers of job-seekers using temporary and staffing agencies to find work and earn a paycheck, and more companies relying on the expertise of an agency to fill positions with stellar candidates, EasyHire’s interview platform and unique features can make the process easier for all parties.