If Real Estate were like Staffing Firms

Options are similar

Sep 4, 2018


Imagine you are in the market to buy a house. You have two options: Do it yourself or hire a realtor. If you do it yourself, you spend hours searching online at different sites, drive around looking for yard signs, ask friends if they know of any houses for sale…on and on and on.  Or, you call a realtor who works with you to find the perfect home! They ask all the right questions: How many rooms? What type of neighborhood? School district? Any amenities you want…pool, etc.  Now imagine that realtor finds your next home and you get to try it out for 3 months BEFORE you buy! They take care of the mortgage, taxes, insurance and maintenance, for an additional fee, until you make a decision.  In addition, if you don’t like that house, they find another one for you to try at no additional cost!

Well, that would be the ideal in the real estate world, but that is exactly how a staffing firm works. But just in case that wasn’t enough to consider working with a staffing firm, here are a few advantages to consider: 

Time Saved. According to American Staffing Association, the average time spent from interview to offer is 22.5 days. Plus, any additional time of position analysis, posting the position, reviewing resumes, and scheduling interviews. Staffing firms, like Lofton Staffing Services, have a pool of qualified and screened candidates for their positions of specialization. Executive search firms, including Lofton’s Executive Search Division, work closely with passive candidates in their niche market, giving you access to a wider range of qualified talent. Having a partner that is proactive rather than reactive in the recruiting process quickly cuts your costly down time and additional burden on other employees within the organization. 

Money Saved.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average direct cost for a new employee is $57,967.88 including basic wages, benefits, and taxes. Add in costly overtime during the vacancy of the position, recruiting and advertising costs, screening and testing costs, and this number can quickly grow exponentially.  In addition, as many as 84% of new hires don’t live up to the employer’s expectations. With the time, money, and resources that are associated with the hiring and on boarding process, productivity and staff moral can be affected. Most professional staffing firms offer a guarantee or free replacement on their talent for a certain period after the hire. 

A staffing firm, like Lofton Staffing Services, provides you with a cost per hire and offer financial guarantees to support the quality of their talent. In addition to cost per hire savings, employees contracted through staffing firms fall under the staffing firm’s unemployment and workers’ compensation claims. This can quickly decrease costly overhead due to injuries and employee turnover. 

Increased Flexibility. Whether you need a temporary employee to cover a vacation, medical leave, or an unexpected increase in workload, having an established staffing partner can provide you with additional resources during your time of need. Staffing firms often work with professionals and skilled workers who are open to short term, project, or part-time work that have experience in their field. Having quick access to experienced talent can provide your company with great flexibility in hiring needs.

About Lofton: Founded in 1979, Lofton Services offers clients the best of all worlds. We provide the responsive, personal service and flexibility of a small local firm while having the technology, resources, and infrastructure to deliver the benefits of the biggest players in our industry. Lofton Staffing can deliver the right people, with the right skills, right when you need them. Contact us today.


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