The changing recruitment trends in 2015

The change in the calendar year is the right time to have a peep over the new recruitment and staffing trends that could change the landscape of staffing industry. It is expected that the year-2015 will witness major changes in the staffing industry with the changing mindset of potential candidates. Companies out there are hungry for quality talent and these companies are willing to hire contract and temp workers for their deadline projects usually for less than a year through contract staffing firms. The American workers are more mobile and more connected than ever and therefore physical presence of them in the office premises is becoming less and less compulsory for many companies.

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The rise of contract staffing as a staffing model

The improvement in the prospects of the U.S. economy is resulting in an underlying shift in the complexion of work force that reveals about a large number of people do accepting temporary jobs by taking short term contracts. People as such are relying less on traditional full time jobs amidst a globally competitive economy. In addition, the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act is hastening this trend making it easier for people or workers to purchase health care insurance on their own and thereby alluring the companies to use contract staffing agencies to fill positions so that they can avoid insurance mandates.

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Contract staffing back with a bang to pre-recession levels

The staffing industry has seen huge changes during the last decade that are on par with economic upheavals and technological advances. This has resulted in companies changing their hiring strategy that consisted of relying more on contract staffing agencies for their hiring needs. Contract staffing has emerged as a big business and has seen an incredible growth in 2014 with expectations of further growth in the coming years. According to the data released by the American Staffing Association or ASA, the U.S. staffing companies employed on an average of 3.26 temporary and contract workers per week during the third quarter of 2014 that is about 6.1% increase for the same period of 2013.

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Reasons for Hiring Temporary Employees

Business organizations of this decade are facing tough competition not only from their local competitors but also global ones. With the online technologies growing rapidly, the whole world has become a global village with a huge number of entrepreneurs competing for a market pie to move their businesses forward. In the dog eats dog business world, enterprises are working hard to attract new business, reduce costs and become a market leader. The small and medium sized business enterprises are feeling the heat of competition and to beat the heat they require talented employees or workers who can help them in carrying out their day to day business activities.

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Headhunters’ revelations about executives

In the face of competitive global environment prevailing in each sector of businesses, there is growing demand for talented executives from companies. The role of headhunters in this scenario is very important, as they are the people who recruit the talented and versatile candidates or executives for the top management positions of their client companies. However, before going on for talent search by organizations with the help of the recruiters, these organizations should know about the inner voice of the candidates from the horse’s mouth (headhunters). Therefore, it would be good for organizations to know how the headhunters carry out their duties of headhunting.

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The role of staffing agencies for oil and gas industries

The oil and gas industry is an important sector of the U.S. economy with United States being the third largest petroleum producer with more than 500,000 producing wells and approximately 4,000 oil and natural gas platforms operating in the U.S. waters. In totality, the oil and gas supply is about 65% of U.S. energy. The nation has about 144 refineries processing more than 17 million barrels of crude oil every day. The industries in oil and gas extraction industry operate and develop oil and gas field properties that require a huge work force. The oil and gas employers or companies do recruit construction talent and candidates as their employees for higher wages.

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Some common myths about seasonal employees

The month of December brings in the holiday season resulting in the demand for seasonal employees hovering at peak levels. As per the studies conducted by Career Builder, two out of five retailers (43%) have plans to hire seasonal workers during 2014, which is an increase from last year’s 39% in other industries. About 26% are planning to hire seasonal employees during the fourth quarter and about 42% of these companies plan to convert some seasonal staff members into a full time permanent employees. Seasonal staff hiring usually takes place mostly in retail and shipping but nowadays other industries are also opting for seasonal or temporary employees to help them in dealing with the year end business pressures.

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The need of hiring the services of staffing agencies

The recruitment industry that includes the staffing is quite larger than it seems. Staffing companies and recruitment agencies are offering a wide range of employment related services. Staffing companies in the United States are hiring more than 11 million temporary and contract employees during a course of a year and these temporary employees work in virtually all occupations in across all sectors. According to the American Staffing Association, percentage of temporary workers or employees during the year – 2013, consisted of 37% in industrial positions, 28% in office/administrative positions, 13% in professional/managerial positions, 13% in technical (including information technology, scientific positions), and 9% in health care position.

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