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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Derive flexibility by using staffing services

Staffing industry as such has grown into the second fastest growing industry in the United States with different types of staffing services being provided by numerous staffing agencies or firms spread across the boundaries of the country. The staffing firms are rendering invaluable help to the companies by not only reducing the recruitment cost of their client organizations, but also helping them in recruiting exceptional candidates as their employees according to their project requirements. The staffing firms or agencies are duly classifying the staffing requirements of their clients’ organizations and are helping them in recruiting personnel. As such, the valuable resources are being saved from being wasted in complying with relevant legalities.

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The people behind the running of staffing services

The staffing industry as such is the second fastest growing industry in the United States with a projected growth of 5% in 2014. The annual turnover is expected to reach by more than $137 billion. The total U.S temporary staffing market forecast in 2014 is expected to reach about 95% of the historical peak adjusted to inflation as per the Staffing Industry Analysts – U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast. The staffing employment for the week ended June.9-15 was up by 4.59% compared with the same week during 2013. The staffing agencies or firms are forced to downsize and merge in order to stay competitive and lean.

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The emergence of contract staffing as reliable staffing solution

Contract staffing can be defined in simple terms as a co-employment relationship where a staffing agency or firm supplies staff to its client company for a specific function and time at a specified hourly rate. The contract employee usually has technical skills being employed by the staffing firm. However, the contract employee works within the office premises of the company with the latter (employer/supervisor) supervising the work of the former. The job length of the contract employee is about three to twelve months that can be further extended to two years or longer.

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Achieve business goals through staff augmentation

Staff augmentation is an outsourcing strategy that is used to staff a project in response to business objectives. The normal process in this type of staffing involves an organization evaluating the existing staff and then determining what type of additional skills that are required to complete the project. The main benefits or advantages of staff augmentation as a strategy are that it may leverage the existing resources that are available within the concerned organization in addition to utilizing the outsourced services through contract workers. Staff augmentation works well with those companies who must scale up and down their staffing needs depending upon the projects. Staff augmentation also enables organizations to strengthen their management with top-notched professionals.

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Staffing Agency: often a win-win situation

Working with a staffing agency is useful for both the employer as well as the employee placed through the agency. A staffing agency usually works in niche areas with specializations in placing a certain type of employee or staffing a certain type of industry such as IT or Healthcare and there are a host of resultant advantages associated with the sheer volume and pace of work that passes through an agency.

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The Economic Way to Hire People

With the economy in the doldrums, many business people are trying to find new and innovative methods to hire staff. The new reality and the sluggish pace of businesses today often means that there are lean days interspaced with the over loaded ones. How does the smart business person cope with this disparity in workload? Do you have an over staffed business just so that you are covered on the days that business is thriving or do you have such few people that everyone is overwhelmed on the days that things get busy?

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Tips on Choosing the Right Staffing Firm

A company is made by its employees. If an organization has skilled and hardworking employees from the highest to the humblest position, it can meet its objectives with less trouble whatsoever. To get the right people on board you need to avail the services of a staffing firm. But to gain the most from staffing services, you need to choose the right staffing firm for your organization.

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