We are starting to see signs of stabilization in the marketplace. Companies added 159,000 jobs last month, after a gain of 107,000 jobs in September. Nobody wants to be the company that waits too long to consider growth again and misses out on part of the recovery.
So, is now the time for your company to start hiring again? That's the question a lot of companies are trying to answer when it comes down to adding headcount. As a result, temporary staffing is on the rise. Temporary staffing allows companies a method for joining the job market again. To help make sense of temporary staffing, here are some advantages of utilizing non-permanent staff member.
One of the biggest reasons to use temporary consultants is that it saves you time. Since recruiters have done the interviewing and sourcing for talent, there is no time spent on these tasks. In addition, as only experienced candidates are hired, no time and money has to be spent on their training.
Since the economic recovery seems to be happening in spurts, your headcount might not be up to par. Short term contracts can be added or subtracted at any time.
With a jobless rate of 7% in Minnesota and a national rate of 9.6%, a lot of highly qualified candidates are available for work. Hiring someone on contract gives you a chance to evaluate their skills to confirm their potential to fit into your organization. Many hiring managers use contract employees to replace their existing employees who might have the necessary talent to accomplish the long term goals of an organization.
Xigent Solutions specializes in the placement of top talented professional candidates with companies for temporary staffing services on a temporary, temporary to Hire, and direct hire placement positions. For more information on how we can assist you with your staffing augmentation, please call Brian Rousslang at 763-398-6862.
Director, Staff Augmentation Services