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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The booming of contract staffing in United States

Staffing firms have emerged as the largest employment providers in the United States with vast resources at their disposal in the form of temporary, contract and permanent staffing options or types. Staffing firms are also a rich source of providing contract to hire staffing services, as there is more demand for such type of staffing in recent years. The history of contract staffing dates back to the late 1940s when there was a demand for seasonal workers in the form of secretaries and typists but with the passing decades, the parameters of hiring contract hire staffing has vastly changed.

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Understanding the distinction between types of staffing

Staffing as such has emerged as one of the most important placement or employment providers in the United States with the total number of employees in the U.S. employed through staffing firms reaching nearly to three million weekly. The year over year temporary staffing growth remains high at 8.61% and the job growth in temporary services is usually considered as a growth of the current state of employment. The Employment Trends Index or ETI witnessed an upward trend in July that now stands at 120.31, which is up from previous years 119.92 in June.

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Rising employment trends to benefit staffing agencies

Staffing agencies or staffing firms as an industry is quite larger and according to the American Staffing Association or ASA, there are more than 17,000 staffing and recruiting companies in the United States that are operating with more than 35,000 branch offices. These staffing firms or companies range from smaller pop up shops with one office to multinational organizations having offices and branches employing thousands of employees. Their growth is also helping the job seekers as well as companies as they are directly or indirectly providing jobs to the former and prospective employees to the latter.

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Survival of Staffing agencies in the new job market

Staffing agencies or staffing firms, as other businesses should take into account the mantra of survival of the fittest to keep up with the demand of the companies they are serving. The job or employment market out there is essentially a job seekers market with the majority of staffing agencies or firms having a positive attitude towards the job market. The hiring activities are in full gear in the field of financial services, legal, oil, gas, education and Information Technology. There is exists a growing gap when it comes to employment and the staffing agencies must learn to address these issues.

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Benefits of hiring IT staffing versus direct hire staffing

Staffing industry as such has emerged as the most complex market when dealing with the IT clients. The importance of quality and services is on decline with price or cost factors gaining prominence. The staffing agencies or firms are in the race of picking up more businesses that is resulting in fewer services to the clients. However, the growth in the information technology sector is good for staffing industry as a whole. There are challenges in the field of IT related positions being faced by IT staffing agencies as tech related positions were cited as difficult to fill by direct hire staffing firms.

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The increased role of staffing services in United States

Staffing service firms or agencies are playing a pivotal role in  getting people to be engaged in jobs irrespective of the type of employment options such as temporary, permanent, contract to hire etc. Statistics do reveal that in the United States alone there are about 2.9 million workers working in the month of September-2014. However, it is not just about the industry engagement of temporary workers that has provided them with employment but also many of the staffing service firms or agencies have created jobs and placed millions of people in them.

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