There has been a lot of news about unemployment rates in the United States. However, those same unemployment rates don’t necessarily apply to professionals with a degree. For some employers, it has been difficult to find the professional-level employees they are looking for. Working with a staffing agency like Top Notch Personnel can help you find the candidates you are searching for.
Unemployment Rates for Professionals
Unemployment rates are the highest for individuals with a high school diploma or less under their belts. For people with degrees, the unemployment rates are much lower. In fact, people with an associate’s degree or higher have unemployment rates of 2.7% or less. Compared to 5.4% for individuals with less than a high school diploma, that is substantial.
The reason for this is because, at each level of education, you develop more skills that can be valuable to employers. It is also a sign for employers that the individual is more likely to follow through with important tasks, such as attending crucial meetings and meeting deadlines.
Of course, there are other factors that may impact unemployment rates as well. Geographic location, overall job experience, and the number of hours the person has put into a job or industry all account for something. All that being said, finding professional-level candidates still poses challenges of its own.
Implementing the assistance of a staffing agency can lend a helping hand during your search. They have expertise in placing professionals in jobs like the ones you are looking to fill. Beyond that, they are able to fill the position with more speed and less turnover than most internal hiring departments. They do all of this while listening to your specific needs and really finding the best fit for the job.
How Top Notch Personnel Can Help You
As stated above, if you are looking for professional-level candidates for your organization, collaborating with a staffing firm can be a good idea. In many cases, they have contact with passive candidates who may be open to switching jobs or looking for new work but can not devote hours to the job search. These are individuals that you, as an employer, may not be able to find through traditional channels.
On top of that, staffing agencies like Top Notch have discussions with you as an employer to get an idea of exactly what you are looking for in an ideal candidate. We can cover everything from educational background requirements, experience, relocation, and other factors that may play a role in filling the position at hand.
At Top Notch Personnel, we offer a number of services, including finding full-time direct hire candidates. Our expertise helps us perform extensive searches for the ideal candidate for the job. We can also provide in-depth interviews, skills assessments and find the most qualified person for the position you are seeking to fill.
Contact Us to Find Qualified Candidates
If you have open roles in your company, Top Notch Personnel can assist you in your professional-level direct hiring needs. Get in touch with one of our recruiters to see how we can help your organization.