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 Critical Role of Headhunters in Recruitment

Headhunters as such are playing an important role for more than five decades especially in the United States where the profession of headhunting has grown very fast. Headhunting services have spread globally. It is estimated that in China there are more than 50,000 headhunting firms. The retained executive search that is one of the key branches of headhunting is generating revenues of more than US$10 billion per annum globally. The headhunters or headhunting firms usually identify, source and select very few exceptionally brilliant higher-level executives for a given role.

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The growth in contract staffing services

Contract staffing services as an industry is responsible for the 763,000 of the jobs created in the first three years of the recovery from recession than any other industry in the United States. This data is based on the studies conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics or BLS. Contract staffing as a type of staffing services has emerged as a long term business strategy for organizations to build a new combined workforce model that imbibes the qualities of both direct hires and contractors. This model consists of maintaining a small core of traditional permanent employees supported by a larger outer ring of contractors.

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Hiring demand for registered nurses in United States

Direct staffing services in the health care sector comprises of providing health care personnel for public and private hospitals and clinics. Typical positions in this sector include doctors, nurses, administrators, technicians and assistants. As per the industry sources, top seventeen US health care staffing agencies had generated revenues worth $4.1 billion in 2011. There are also related or combined staffing services provided by these staffing agencies or companies that include pre-employment screening, performing background checks and interviewing the candidates. The staffing firms covered under this industry just act as intermediaries and the hired individuals are not the employees of these staffing firms.

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Direct hire staffing agencies role in employment generation

Getting employment is the top priority of majority of job seekers as they are required to earn a decent living as per their living standards and to grow within their career path according to their acquired qualifications and skills. However, the irony is that there are fewer jobs available than the number of applicants or job seekers. As a candidate or job seeker, it is quite difficult to get a job on your own as for one job there are about ten times or more of job applicants who are on job search for the available job positions.

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