The MBA: Helping Navigate All Stages of your Staffing Needs


As a business grows and develops, so too does its needs and wants. The various stages of a business cycle can be complicated to navigate, given the many peaks and valleys that may arise – along with its staffing needs.

Do you have the right people to help your organization succeed? Do you know how to find them? Do you have the resources to recruit and retain them? When issues arise, do you know the best way to address them? If not, who do you ask?

The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) is uniquely positioned to provide the information, products and services to successfully help its members answer many of these very questions – and if not, who can?

The MBA HR Services & Legal Division, for one, is staffed by a team of seasoned HR professionals and an on-staff attorney who can assist members with searching for the right candidates, attracting and recruiting them, and the entire hiring process itself.

“On top of having very experienced HR professionals and the legal support behind us, we have all the resources to help assist employers with their HR needs,” states MBA HR Services Director Stacey Bruce, SPHR, SHRM-SCP. “We can help find a qualified applicant for them, conduct phone and onsite interviews, and essentially provide them the three top candidates who, we believe, would be the best fit for their organization.”

Experts agree that finding the right candidate is well worth the investment. According to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the average cost per hire is $4,425 and average time to fill is 36 days. Considering all of the openings a company may have, that is a lot of time and money dedicated to just recruitment.

As part of its Part-Time HR Support service, the MBA’s HR professionals can assist employers with new hire paperwork and benefits administration, but also provide an orientation and onboarding process to make the transition smooth for employer and employee. “We can offer the full circle,” states Bruce, “which saves members time and money.”

Read more in the October 2018 Annual Report.