The top 3 myths about partnering with a staffing company

May 25, 2021 Casey Nighbor

We’ve been in the industry for over 20 years and we’ve heard it all.

The staffing industry has been around a long time. And with time comes the tendency for misconceptions, outdated rumors or just plain wrong information to linger.

There are a few myths surrounding staffing that we hope to dispel once and for all. Here are the top 3 myths about partnering with a staffing company and the real facts about output-based staffing.

Myth #1: It’s really expensive

Yes, staffing companies cost money. It’s a business partnership like any other. But the reality is that staffing firms often save money for their clients in the long run.

Take a minute and calculate the cost of finding a quality candidate (or many) for your operation. And don’t just think in terms of up-front costs like ad spend. Be sure to also include the cost of time going through resumes, screening candidates, the interview process and onboarding. On top of that, add the cost of not filling those open positions, such as increased employee burnout and turnover.

The cost adds up quickly and takes you away from focusing on creating the best possible product. And that’s just on finding actual headcount. Add on excess production costs, wasted materials and missed deadlines because your operation isn’t efficient.

Our engineering and recruitment teams are experts for a reason. This is all they do, day in and day out.

Our model is built on output, meaning we are charging based on things like the amount of returns processed or the number of products produced. It’s our job to handle the rest of the details including hiring, training, standard operating procedures and more. Because we’re responsible for output, SIMOS helps you create the best possible product— safely and efficiently. 

Changes in demand or unpredictability in the market? Your cost doesn’t change. Can you say the same for your operation now?

Myth #2: Staffing companies don’t work  

While this may be true for some staffing partners, we have a different model.

Unlike traditional staffing providers who assign multiple clients to a single management team, our embedded teams are focused solely on you and dedicated to your success. We work exclusively for you, literally on site, in your building or warehouse floor.

Our team’s only goal is to optimize your operation and the way you use a contingent workforce.

Myth #3: Staffing companies cut corners

Would you cut corners and risk producing a subpar product? Neither would we. Staffing is our whole world and we are leaders in the industry for a reason.

Compliance and safety are our biggest priorities in our workforce—because without them, we wouldn’t have one.

Our centralized support and legal teams stay updated on all (ever-changing) local, state and federal compliance regulations. We take it seriously because we are committed to providing the best possible service.

Associates who don’t feel safe at work, don’t come back. That’s why at our company, every day needs to be a safe day. We are committed to fostering comprehensive safety awareness throughout your facility and providing a safe work environment for everyone.

Reputable staffing firms like SIMOS aren't cutting corners to make a few dollars off of a contract. That would put our entire business at risk. 

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our customers have to say in our case study library.

We are committed to showing you the SIMOS difference. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help elevate your operation to new heights.

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About Casey: Content marketing manager, frequently reading, aspiring chef, failed plant mom, connoisseur of tater tots, beauty products and airplane food.

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