The Contract staffing services involve a co-employment relationship where a staffing firm supplies staff to their client company for a specific function and time and at a specific hourly rate. These contract employees have certain technical or professional skills and are usually employed by the concerned staffing agency but work at and are supervised by the “Client Company” of the staffing firm. The job length under this type of staffing service is typically of three to twelve months but may extend for about 2 years or even longer depending upon the project of the client company.
Companies prefer contract-staffing services as a short-term recruitment solution for their long-term goals. Business environment of companies sometimes require organizations relying on different staffing solutions for their business needs.Contract staffing is one of the staffing solutions for businesses who would like to meet their cyclical business demands that often need specialized external resources to collaborate with their existing staff. Contract staffing is also advantageous for those organizations whose key employee or employees are on a long leave.In their absence, there may be backlog of important work that needs to be finished off urgently. The need for contract staffing services may also arise when the concerned company or organization desires to take advantage of without having to resort to a permanent placement solution.
The staffing firms or agencies that specialize in contract staffing services have knowledge of key personnel or players who can provide immediate results either on a short-term temporary staffing measureor on a long-term contract. The contract staff may be individuals who are professionals in their respective fields, entrepreneurs, agents or sales driven people who enjoy taking on new challenges and making things happen for their employers. The contract staffing service providers are capable of providing highly skilled professionals from a broad spectrum of disciplines that may include areas in the field of Accounting, Banking, Finance Engineering, Legal, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Construction and other business sectors.
The contract staffing agencies are capable of assembling entire teams to tackle complex to multiple staffing assignments. They can also provide a single individual as a contract employee to do the required job assignment. A recent survey has revealed that about thirty-six percent of companies will hire contract or temporary workers during the next five years. The revenue generated by the contract staffing industry during 2011 is about $88 billion in United States. Thus, it is time for companies to get benefits by hiring the contract staffing services.