Head hunters using traditional skills amidst web based tools

The arrival of the social media has changed the functioning of the recruiting industry enormously with majority of staffing agencies and head hunting firms abandoning the traditional tools of recruiting methods and strategies. The online professional networking site LinkedIn with its over 238 million global members has transformed the headhunting industry as a whole. However, far from displacing the existing headhunting skills, social media have magnified their importance. The present generation of headhunters is using social media to develop a large pool of potential talent in specific disciplines but is doing with their traditional diplomatic skills that headhunters can claim as their own.

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The role of contract staffing services in U.S. employment

Contract staffing services is a particular type of staffing service in which contract employees are hired to perform specific functions in a contractual relationship and for a defined period. Contract employees or staff can be hired through staffing agencies or they work as independent contractors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), contract staffing is outpacing the overall job growth by five times, as more and more candidates are choosing contract staffing as a lifestyle because of its many advantages or benefits such as flexibility, opportunity to expand skill sets, travelling options and other indirect benefits.

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The basic intricacies of staff augmentation

Staff augmentation has emerged as the one of the most important sourcing strategy being adopted mostly by IT companies to offset their shrinking internal employee base. The staff augmentation as a staffing model helps the company to ramp up and down their employee requirements immediately. The primary benefit of staff augmentation is that it allows the companies to focus on the growth and development of their businesses by supplementing it by giving access to skilled and experienced work force when the organization needs them the most. Staff augmentation also eliminates the necessity of incurring overhead costs in the form new employee recruitment and other allied manpower costs.

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Technology adoption by temporary staffing agencies

The temporary staffing is considered as the indicator of the overall economy because of the fact that movements in temporary employment have been considered as the precursor to changes in the broader employment or labor market. With organizations increasing their use of temporary workers or employees over the past two decades, the emergence of temporary staffing agencies as the provider of temporary employees or workers has gained importance. The significance of temporary staffing agencies or firms is growing further with these staffing firms introducing new technologies for matching employees to jobs and expanding their services to clients to include more training.

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