The growth in IT staffing services during 1st quarter

The human resource experts are still bullish on IT staffing with the data released by Staffing Industry Pulse Survey on IT staffing revealing a median year over year growth of 13% along with the strongest bill rate trends when compared with other sectors or segments. The IT staffing firms are considering imbibing additional working capital and payroll funding into their businesses. The demand for IT staffing services is solid in the first quarter and is in tandem with the activity levels of its previous quarter. On a year-to-year comparison, staffing firms across all sectors employed 9.6% more temporary workers than in the same month in 2013 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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New trends in information technology staffing

As per the present estimates of Staffing Industry Analysts, the market for IT staffing is expected to grow by 7% to reach a size of $24.2 billion by the end of 2013. The IT staffing industry’s biggest challenge is with finding right talent for their client organizations without rushing to fill in the void by hiring someone who looks good on paper but is not yet all compatible with the work culture and ethics of the concerned IT organization. There is always a pressure on Chief Information Officers or CIOs of IT companies in terms of tracking down the right information technology or IT professionals to join their departments. The CIO’s has to ensure that they select the candidates who are a good fit in terms of their roles they have to play as employees.

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The basic intricacies of staff augmentation

Staff augmentation has emerged as the one of the most important sourcing strategy being adopted mostly by IT companies to offset their shrinking internal employee base. The staff augmentation as a staffing model helps the company to ramp up and down their employee requirements immediately. The primary benefit of staff augmentation is that it allows the companies to focus on the growth and development of their businesses by supplementing it by giving access to skilled and experienced work force when the organization needs them the most. Staff augmentation also eliminates the necessity of incurring overhead costs in the form new employee recruitment and other allied manpower costs.

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The role of temporary staffing in a volatile economy

The volatility facing global economies is forcing organizations to make tough choices concerning their employees that are both one of their biggest expenses as well as their greatest assets. The rising employment costs in the form of healthcare, taxes, and employee benefits are forcing companies to do more with fewer resources (employees) and to stay lean. The solution to managing costs and at the same time maintaining productivity is to hire temporary staff. The temporary staffing can be termed as one of the strategic staffing solutions that help the organizations to tide away with economic volatility.

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IT staff shortages in the field of health care

Health care industry is one of the most important sectors that are serving the populations of United States. United States is a global leader in the health care services and an innovator of innovative diagnostics and treatment. The United States has the largest health care service markets in the world, representing a significant portion of the U.S. economy. During 2010, the health care service industry accounted for about $1.75 trillion in revenues and it had employed more than 14 million people. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the growth in the industry would yield another 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018.

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The capabilities of IT staffing agencies

Information Technology or IT is playing a major role in every aspect of businesses and therefore the requirement of staff that have expertise in performing IT functions are in great demand. More and more businesses or enterprises prefer to focus their time, energies and financial resources in the running of enterprises rather than going through the time consuming process of hiring work force or prospective employees. Majority of companies nowadays are turning to staffing agencies to help them find suitable or eligible candidates as their employees. Specialization is the key factor of IT staffing agencies.

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The new dynamics of IT staffing industry

The Information Technology or IT industry is one of most dynamic industry with speedy adaptation of available technologies that require professionally qualified and qualitative staff. Recently analysts forecast-ed that total spending in hardware, software and general IT services in United States might increase by about 6 percent in 2013 that may reach roughly $474 million. With the global recession still looming large, majority of firms are facing the dilemma of staying in the race ahead of their competitors in the field of Information Technology. This is possible only when qualitative IT staff is at the disposable of these IT companies or organizations.

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Get benefits by hiring contract-staffing services

The Contract staffing services involve a co-employment relationship where a staffing firm supplies staff to their client company for a specific function and time and at a specific hourly rate. These contract employees have certain technical or professional skills and are usually employed by the concerned staffing agency but work at and are supervised by the “Client Company” of the staffing firm. The job length under this type of staffing service is typically of three to twelve months but may extend for about 2 years or even longer depending upon the project of the client company.

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Investigating about myths on headhunters

Headhunters or recruiters as they are popularly known are those people who specialize in the recruitment of staff at the middle level and top-level management hierarchy. Headhunters are involved in proactively recruiting top performers who might not be willing for a sudden change and who are highly skilled and yet resourceful. The recruitment of such people would help the client organization to succeed in long run or recruitment of these skilled personnel would provide a competitive advantage for the organization.

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The different facets of employment agencies

An employment agency in ordinary words may be defined as an agency that finds people to fill particular jobs or finds jobs for unemployed people. An employment agency in other words works to match employers with suitable employees. Employment agencies are of two types – Some agencies are privately owned and the other one are sponsored by the government either respective state/federal governments or by both.

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