Staffing Showing some Signs of Recovery
May 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
The North Bay (California) Business Journal is reporting Staffing Agencies are showing an increase in business. Staffing in general can be seen as one of the many forward indicators that the job market may be turning around. We are far from where we would like to be but moving in the right direction.
Employers often engage Staffing Companies to provide them with contingent labor. They are retiscent to begin hiring full time staff, so they test the waters by bringing on Temporary Help. If the business can support the temporary labor, then maybe it is time to hire.
Using temporaries to fill those new positions gives the Company a great advantage to screen a potential full time employee while that candidate is performing the job. There are no upfront costs in time or money for the recruiting, screening and interviewing process, because the staffing company manages that process for you.
Staffing is one of the many tools that any successful company should have in their belt allowing them to be flexible and move with the market as needed.