Survival tips for staffing firms in the new job market

With the job market going gung-ho with the emerging job seekers the time has come for majority of staffing firms or agencies to be bullish in the market.  The hiring levels are up with services such as finance, legal, oil and gas, education and IT and there exists the growing gap between the demand and supply. When it comes to employment these gaps should be filled up or addressed to by the staffing firms. With the U.S. economy recouping from recession and related job cuts, still there are after effects that has caused many people to disengage from the workforce after months or years of unemployment.

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The role of IT staffing firms in filling up big data roles

Filling up important technical job positions in Information Technology sector is quite a challenging task. The current trends in IT off late are to find people in the field of data analytics, which is creating a huge demand for people or candidates capable of extracting knowledge from the data. The rapid growth of big data and analytics for use within businesses is creating this demand. The McKinsey Global Institute has predicted that by 2018, the United States would face a shortage between 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills in addition to 1.5 million managers and analysts who know how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.

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Staffing issues faced by health care IT

The health care IT staffing has in recent years is plagued by staffing shortages even though the healthcare industry is continuing to grow irrespective of the general state of the U.S. economy. The growth in the health care sector is happening at a rapid pace that it is resulting in the constant increase in the need for more staff. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, employment projections for 2012 to 2022, the demand for health care staff is not likely to decrease in the coming years. The health care industry is projected to add about five million jobs between 2012 and 2020.

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Filling the gaps in IT through IT solutions and staffing

Information Technology or IT industry’s growth depends upon the IT skills of its staff and the demand for IT services provided by the IT industry. During 2013, about 222,000 IT jobs were added to the U.S. economy. There still exists a gap in the IT demand and talent supply for the IT companies. In addition to the demand for jobs in traditional IT sector, such as security skill sets, there exists an additional demand for new skill sets such as mobility and cloud computing that has become business critical functions.

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The emergence of contract staffing in employment generation

Contract staffing has become a buzzword among U.S staffing companies having employed on an average of 3.03 million temporary and contract employees per day during the third quarter of 2013 that is up by 2.6% according to the recent survey released by the American Staffing Association or ASA. The ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey usually collects information on U.S. temporary and contract staffing employment and sales on a quarterly basis. With the improvement in the U.S. economy, employers are continuing to use contract workers or employees to contain costs and allowing companies to complete a project without adding the necessity of permanent staff.

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Be emphatic while choosing a recruitment agency

Recruitment agencies are now part and parcel of employment sector that are providing valuable services to both the job seekers and the employers in fulfilling their respective needs. The recruitment agencies employ recruitment consultants and these consultants work on behalf of the employers who are also known as the agencies client. The aim of these agencies is to find the prospective employees or job-seekers to fill in their client vacancies.

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