Organizational success hinges on staffing and recruiting talent. During peak growth periods and recessions, organizations need to attract prospective candidates that fit open positions in the correct numbers. This is no easy feat!
Human resource professionals focus on two critical front-end areas within the talent attraction process: staffing and recruiting. While often used interchangeably, the two processes are surprisingly different. Knowing the difference between them will help to maximize your talent acquisition strategy. Further, if your business is looking to work alongside external recruiters or a staffing agency, it will make your search much more manageable.
In a nutshell, staffing consists of all the processes involved in finding suitable candidates to fill available roles within a company. It is all-encompassing and involves approaching, employing, screening, and selecting candidates for job openings. It is common for organizations to hire contractors for their staffing needs, and staffing agencies provide temporary workers. Staffing agencies recruit every day, every day, to help employers fill roles faster. Staffing is a continuous process where the agency will continue to support an employer and candidate to land multiple roles.
On the other hand, recruiting can be considered a subset of staffing. It has a limited scope and involves many candidates applying for a vacant position. Often geared towards full-time candidates rather than part-time candidates, these positions usually take longer to fill. Both active (actively seeking) and passive (not actively seeking) employees are recruited for a job during the process. Advertisements or recruitment software connect applicants to a recruiter. Recruitment can take place both internally and externally. Further, recruiting is often a short-term process, meaning once an employee fills their role, the process is complete.
At NTG Staffing, we provide both staffing and recruiting services. We specialize in providing employers with temp and temp-to-perm workers. It’s our goal to connect you with the tailored talent to meet your organizational goals. If interested in our services, register your interest with us, and our team will be in touch.