In April 2022, total payroll employment rose by 428,000 nationwide and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same source also indicated that although there has been solid rehiring in the last few months, the labor force participation remains short of pre-pandemic levels by 1.2%.
A labor shortage paired with a low participation rate has given job seekers more leverage than ever before, and is continuing to challenge hiring managers with attracting (and retaining) top talent.
While no one can predict the future, it’s clear that hiring will not get easier in the coming year in this candidate-driven market. In efforts to overcome this, Recruiting teams everywhere have been strategically planning and creating new approaches to attracting key talent for their open roles. As a Hiring Manager, partnering with a quality staffing team like the one at Q Consulting in Minneapolis is one of the most effective ways to find the people you need on your team. Plus, creating this partnership comes with more than just finding the right people to fill the right seats.
Other benefits of partnering with an experienced consulting firm for finding talent include…
Gaining access to expert industry insights.
- What employees are being paid in this market for their expertise and years of experience
- What type of employee would fit best in the seat you are looking to fill
- The likelihood of finding the candidate you need with the specific requirements you provide
- Ways to streamline the interview/hiring process to ensure potential candidates don’t pass up on your opportunity
- Insights into what candidates are looking for in a company
- And more
Immensely expanding your network of candidates.
With decades of combined experience, our small-yet-mighty team has built up our talent network through networking, referrals, and speaking with candidates and current Consultants daily. While employers typically don’t have the time to constantly engage talent and ensure everything is going smoothly, it’s what we do!
Handling onboarding and payroll.
Another big benefit of working with Recruiting firms is that we take care of the onboarding paperwork, payroll taxes, and benefits for all of our Consultants, taking another time-consuming task off of employers’ plates.
Saving hours (even days) of weeding through hundreds of resumes.
Do you have time to spend sifting through LinkedIn or your network to try and find the right talent, ensuring they are a proper fit for the job and company, having phone calls with candidates who may or may not be qualified, while still getting all of your other job duties done?
What if we told you that by building a partnership with a recruiting firm like Q Consulting in Minneapolis, you would not only be getting a partner who has the expertise and time to find you those needle-in-a-haystack candidates, but also provide access to an expansive network of pre-vetted candidates who are ready for their next career?
Finding talent is what we do, and we love doing it. We also know that in order to build a quality partnership with our Clients, providing them with talent they actually need is a must— which is why we will never send you someone’s resume who we are iffy on.
Are you ready to find your needle-in-a-haystack hire?
If you’re interested in partnering with a consulting firm like Q for your company’s hiring needs, be sure to give our team a call— no strings attached. If you are located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we would love to grab a cup of coffee and talk about what you do, what your company’s goals are, and the type of people you are looking for to see if we would be a good fit working together. We also understand that the best partnerships are built from genuine relationships, so don’t expect an unnecessary sales pitch. We look forward to chatting with you!