5 Reasons to Hire an On-site Recruiter

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Stop us if you've heard this story before: You're a manufacturing or distribution facility during your peak season. You're using staffing agencies to fill your needs. You might be experiencing issues like:


  • Poor communication
  • Not enough direct attention from your agencies
  • Employees arriving without a clear understanding of the job or your company
  • Slow problem resolution
  • Inability to focus on operations because you're too busy just trying to get people on the floor

If you're experiencing these issues, you can continue focusing even more time, effort, and money on trying to solve the problem. However, there might be another answer: incorporating an on-site recruiter to your staffing strategy.


Bringing on an on-site to focus solely on your staffing needs can reduce time spent on administrative tasks and allow you to focus on meeting operational goals.


Here are 5 reasons you might want to consider bringing on an on-site to your facility.

Reason 1: Reduce your administrative burden


An on-site recruiter handles all the logistics of job postings, candidate screenings, and initial interviews. They'll also streamline the onboarding process, helping new hires integrate into your workplace efficiently and effectively.


An on-site recruiter can take over:


  • Walk-throughs and facility introductions
  • Communicating staffing needs back to the larger recruiting team
  • Safety paperwork and orientations

This level of support not only optimizes recruitment operations, but also enhances the overall productivity and effectiveness of your HR functions.

Reason 2: Gain the benefits of an in-house recruiter + the power of a staffing agency backing them


Hiring an on-site recruiter through a staffing agency offers the best of both worlds: the personalized attention and familiarity of an in-house recruiter, paired with the expansive resources and network of a staffing agency.


This combination is especially valuable in industries where rapid scaling or specialized roles are frequent needs.

On-sites have access to advanced recruiting technologies and the industry knowledge that only a well-established staffing agency can provide.

This allows them to fill jobs more quickly, and with candidates who fit your company's culture and demands.

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Plus, for some staffing agencies (including KP), an on-site can be included in the agreement, depending on your facility's volume.

You'll save yourself from adding another internal salary, and gain a recruiter who is wholly dedicated to your facility – at no additional cost.

Reason 3: Hand over day-to-day HR tasks


When you hire a staffing agency, you'll offload a variety of time-consuming HR tasks, such as:
  • Performance Reviews: When it comes time to conduct employee reviews or offer performance feedback, your on-site can give insight on how employees perform day-to-day.
  • Workers' Compensation: Managing claims, assisting with on-site injury reports, and ensuring regulation compliance, for their associates, which reduces legal risk and improves workplace safety.
  • Payroll Administration: Ensuring timely and accurate payroll processes and handling temporary employees' pay-related concerns.
  • Benefits Management: Handling their employees' benefits, such as health insurance and leave policies.
And with the added support of an on-site rep, these issues can be handled from under your own roof, creating faster problem resolution and reduced burden on your HR team.

Reason 4: Find the right candidates faster


Using an on-site can help get the right candidates in your facility, faster. This increases employee satisfaction right out the gates, attracting the best candidates (who are ready to get to work ASAP).


An on-site recruiter makes sourcing more efficient through:


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  • Streamlined Communication: The on-site recruiter acts as a direct line between your company and the staffing agency, facilitating real-time feedback and faster coordination.
  • Faster Problem Resolution: Whether it’s handling a pay issue, managing employee conduct, or recruiting candidates for a new opening, any obstacles can be addressed immediately.
  • Tailored Recruitment Strategies: Your on-site will gain a deep understanding of your facility, allowing them to implement customized recruitment strategies.

Reason 5: Decrease turnover

Hiring an on-site recruiter through a staffing agency helps cut down on employee turnover, and here’s why: they’re right there in the thick of things, with direct visibility into the needs of your employees, and with resources to improve team culture.


  • An on-site recruiter gets to know your team, keeping a pulse on how satisfied and engaged everyone is. This means they can spot any issues right away and deal with them quickly.
    • Employees are more likely to stay on the job when they feel like they have someone there to support them
  • An on-site also facilitates employee engagement initiatives, such as:
    • Attendance giveaways
    • Employee lunches
    • Holiday parties
  • At KP Staffing, we offer detailed candidate turnover reports, listing why they leave or are let go from positions, so our on-site recruiters can assist partners in identifying potential causes of high turnover and finding solutions.

All of these are small things that go a long way with employees, and an on-site can make sure they happen regularly.


KP Staffing's On-site Partner Program.

We offer our Level Up On-site Parter Program (OSPP) to bridge the gap between our partners who need a more involved strategy but don't want the added cost of hiring a dedicated recruitment manager internally. You get the best of both worlds: the power of a staffing agency, and the undivided care of an in-house recruiter.

If you're convinced that an on-site recruiter might be the right step for you, you can find more information on our OSP here!