Staffing industry as such has grown into the second fastest growing industry in the United States with different types of staffing services being provided by numerous staffing agencies or firms spread across the boundaries of the country. The staffing firms are rendering invaluable help to the companies by not only reducing the recruitment cost of their client organizations, but also helping them in recruiting exceptional candidates as their employees according to their project requirements. The staffing firms or agencies are duly classifying the staffing requirements of their clients’ organizations and are helping them in recruiting personnel. As such, the valuable resources are being saved from being wasted in complying with relevant legalities.
Especially, IT staffing agencies do offer flexibility by suggesting solutions to their clients wherein the pool of staff that is being offered would consist of workers offering services at competitive price. These staffing firms also indulge in offering services of hiring people and if needed by outsourcing contracts. The main reason or idea is to ensure that the client organization or employer is able to bring down its administrative and human resources management costs with the help of staffing agencies. The following types of staffing services are usually provided by the agencies that are discussed herein below in brief.
Permanent staffing: Permanent employees are those employees who do not change jobs as often as required by the organization for as long as the business or project exists. Permanent staffing requires certain legal stipulations that should need to be complied by the organization or by the staffing agencies and therefore such requirements are to be carefully assessed by the staffing agencies providing permanent staffing solutions.
Temporary staffing: The temporary staffing is necessary in case of short-term projects or for ad hoc assignments. Staffing agencies in majority of cases do provide temporary staffing for their client organizations. For example, a startup firm may need accountants on a temporary basis.
Contract Staffing: This type of staffing is a type of part-time staffing where in the services of the employee or worker is available for a particular period or contract. This type of staffing is more relevant in the field of construction, mining, IT, manufacturing etc. For instance, workers or employees needed at the time of erecting plant and machinery, building of roads, canals and other infrastructural activities.
Outsourcing: Staffing firms may also provide outsourcing services. In this type of service, a complete transfer of human resources department is made to another service provider or firm, which may or may not be located within the country. Such outsourcing helps the management to concentrate on important activities of their business.
Staffing agencies as of now are offering employers the flexibility of choosing employees or workers and also are undertaking recruiting services and customized training and development of personnel.