Understanding the distinction between types of staffing

Staffing as such has emerged as one of the most important placement or employment providers in the United States with the total number of employees in the U.S. employed through staffing firms reaching nearly to three million weekly. The year over year temporary staffing growth remains high at 8.61% and the job growth in temporary services is usually considered as a growth of the current state of employment. The Employment Trends Index or ETI witnessed an upward trend in July that now stands at 120.31, which is up from previous years 119.92 in June.

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Disciplinary policies pertaining to temporary staffing

Temporary staffing is booming these days due to slow increase in the permanent jobs. It is estimated that one out of ten employees or workers are getting jobs through temporary staffing agencies. According to the American Staffing Association or ASA data, the U.S. staffing companies employed on an average of 2.96 million temporary and contract workers per week during the first quarter of 2014 that is up by 3.2% from the same period in 2013. Temporary and contract staffing sales totaled about $26.64 billion during the first quarter of 2014 which is 2.6% higher than the same period in 2013.

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The change in hospital staffing trends in United States

The importance of primary care in the health care sector in the United States has gained prominence due to the rise in the aging population, physician workforce shortage and health care reforms.  The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obama Care encourages the value based payment by providing insurance coverage to more than thirty million newly insured patients. The payment is shifting from fee-for-service to one that is putting the hospitals at risk for patient care both inside and outside the hospital premises. In addition to more primary care providers, hospitals as of now are aggressively hiring emergency physicians, care coordinators, clinical pharmacists, health IT and data experts and other patient care advocates.

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The emergence of temporary employee as a staffing model

The recessionary periods of the mid 2000’s and the recovery later one has resulted in the businesses and companies adopting temporary staffing as the best staffing model. In the United States, staffing firms employ about three million people every week and about eleven million temporary and contract employees are being hired by these staffing agencies as per the data provided by the American Staffing Association (ASA). It is estimated that temporary workers or employees make up roughly about 2% of the U.S. labor force. After the end of the recession, the staffing agencies have helped in creating more jobs than any other sector.

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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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Recent forecast on temporary staffing trends

The U.S. temporary staffing services employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.1% annual rate for over a decade from 2012 to 2022 as per the report carried out by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) – A research and industry analyst firm that focuses on contingent work force. Further, it is estimated that the U.S. temporary help services market would grow at a compound annual rate of 4.6% between 2014 and 2022. This forecast is based on underlying expectation that there would be continuity in shifts away from the use of the independent contractors due to misclassification enforcement in addition to the use of temporary workers in both professional and industrial occupations.

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Health care staffing challenges in the wake of Affordable Care Act

The health care industry as such for the last several decades has been an engine of job growth for the U.S. economy with a latest report from Joint Center for Political and Economic studies opining that about 4.6 million new health care jobs would be created in the next ten years. Health Industry experts predict that there would be an incessant demand for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and Registered Nurses or RNs’ with  advanced practical skills. The demand for these professionals is due to fact that they perform majority of the work done by physicians at a lower cost.

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Contract Staffing Services

Contract staffing has emerged as one of the most demand in staffing services from organizations to meet their unique or specific challenges faced in when doing their respective businesses. Contract staffing services being provided by various staffing agencies is helping employers in saving their time and cost in employee recruitment as well in managing their HR issues with ease. The rise of contract staffing services can be observed from the fact that contract staffing experienced a record-breaking year during 2013 with companies embracing contract staffing as a mode to contain costs and to achieve workforce flexibility in the wake of political and economic uncertainty.

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Job hunting on the rise amidst job satisfaction

The current scenario of job search is quite interesting with number of workers and employees looking for new jobs on the rise even though workers or employees are quite satisfied about their present jobs. An annual survey carried on by a prominent Compensation and Human Resource Management Solutions Company based in United States found a sharp increase in employee satisfaction in 2013 yet the percentage of people looking for new jobs continued to rise. The survey conducted under the title of “January Job Hunters” survey was taken by more than 1200 people regarding their current jobs as well as their plans to search for new jobs in 2014.

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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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