Disciplinary policies pertaining to temporary staffing

Temporary staffing is booming these days due to slow increase in the permanent jobs. It is estimated that one out of ten employees or workers are getting jobs through temporary staffing agencies. According to the American Staffing Association or ASA data, the U.S. staffing companies employed on an average of 2.96 million temporary and contract workers per week during the first quarter of 2014 that is up by 3.2% from the same period in 2013. Temporary and contract staffing sales totaled about $26.64 billion during the first quarter of 2014 which is 2.6% higher than the same period in 2013.

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The change in hospital staffing trends in United States

The importance of primary care in the health care sector in the United States has gained prominence due to the rise in the aging population, physician workforce shortage and health care reforms.  The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obama Care encourages the value based payment by providing insurance coverage to more than thirty million newly insured patients. The payment is shifting from fee-for-service to one that is putting the hospitals at risk for patient care both inside and outside the hospital premises. In addition to more primary care providers, hospitals as of now are aggressively hiring emergency physicians, care coordinators, clinical pharmacists, health IT and data experts and other patient care advocates.

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The emergence of temporary employee as a staffing model

The recessionary periods of the mid 2000’s and the recovery later one has resulted in the businesses and companies adopting temporary staffing as the best staffing model. In the United States, staffing firms employ about three million people every week and about eleven million temporary and contract employees are being hired by these staffing agencies as per the data provided by the American Staffing Association (ASA). It is estimated that temporary workers or employees make up roughly about 2% of the U.S. labor force. After the end of the recession, the staffing agencies have helped in creating more jobs than any other sector.

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Some issues related to temporary staffing

In the United States, there were about 3.4 million staffing agency jobs created during 2013, which is about 2.25% of total national employment as per the report released by the National Employment Law Project. This sector grew by 41% from 2008 to 2012. Majority of Americans who cannot find permanent jobs find temporary jobs as their de facto career without any benefits such as vacation, sick days and insurance. Some of the temporary jobs or temping involves doing job assignments for a few months from one job to the other jobs.

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The importance of embracing newest IT trends for staffing firms

Organizations are facing challenges in the form of new technologies that are helpful in creating opportunities to run businesses profitably by cutting the unnecessary costs and zeroing on what actually provides value. According to the staffing industry experts, when compared with other industries the technology spent in the staffing industry is below average in terms of percentage of revenue and per full time equivalent employee. The global average across industries as per the Gartner’s Study is 4.5% of revenue. Therefore, there exists the need for staffing agencies to focus on technology spending to remain competitive and remain above their competitors.

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