Reasons for Hiring Temporary Employees

Business organizations of this decade are facing tough competition not only from their local competitors but also global ones. With the online technologies growing rapidly, the whole world has become a global village with a huge number of entrepreneurs competing for a market pie to move their businesses forward. In the dog eats dog business world, enterprises are working hard to attract new business, reduce costs and become a market leader. The small and medium sized business enterprises are feeling the heat of competition and to beat the heat they require talented employees or workers who can help them in carrying out their day to day business activities.

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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 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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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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The positive emerging picture of staffing trends

The staffing companies or firms as of now are on the high growth trajectory as they were during 2013. The staffing firms are enjoying the higher demand for temporary labor and there is a demand for record number of temporary jobs that is expected to continue for the next successive years and beyond. The actual high growth trends in staffing industry started back in 2000’s with companies after getting weary of fighting Great Recession were searching ways for balancing increasing product demand with uncertainty about the workforce or prospective employees. Even though, recession is quite over, but the demand for temporary labor still exists.

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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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Steps for building the right talent pipeline

An organization’s backbone for its survival is its talented employees who contribute their might towards its journey of growth and expansion. Therefore, organizations need to define, attract and develop a right mix of critical talent to expand their businesses globally. The necessity of building a talent pipeline should never be underestimated as in the present economic scenario ensuring continuity of talent capable of navigating the company through change is quite crucial. Organizations should have a robust talent pipeline irrespective of whether that talent is nurtured in-house or recruited from outside such as from staffing firms or headhunters.

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Staffing agencies role in helping candidate’s job search

The staffing agencies or recruitment firms have expertise in making good matches between job seekers and the companies. The role of staffing firms can be gauged from the fact that according to the Staffing Industry Analyst – 2014 report, twenty nine staffing firms generated about $50 million in temporary staffing revenue in 2013 and combined they generated $5.7 billion that comprised 59% of the market. Especially, in the health care staffing industry the five largest and fifteen largest firms have steadily increased their share of the total market that indicated a trend of increased consolidation in the healthcare staffing industry.

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