The annual Executive Forum hosted by Staffing Industry Analysts, a global adviser to the staffing industry, just concluded. There was a lot to take in from ACA’s impact on staffing, innovation in technology, RPO’s, Online Staffing, and economic trends. For those that missed the Executive Forum David Searns of Haley Marketing hosted an excellent webinar recapping the highlights of the forum. The webinar can be found at www.lunchwithhaley.com
The staffing industry is growing at a record pace. According to the BLS the staffing industry is up 9.6% in March and added 28,000 jobs. “Employment growth in temporary help services had averaged 20,000 per month in the prior 12 months,” said BLS Commissioner Erica L. Groshen. Leading economists predict that the economy will continue to expand and the next downturn will not come until 2018.
While companies are seeing an uptick in demand and moderate growth they are finding value in a contingent workforce. They want to maintain a flexible staffing strategy also known as a Variable Workforce (VWF). “Staffing and recruiting companies are helping businesses strategically expand their labor forces in this period of continued moderate economic growth,” says Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association. “Staffing and recruiting firms place talent across the full spectrum of occupations. Now’s a good time for job seekers to contact local recruiters to determine what skills-sets are currently in demand in their area.”
Now is also a good time for companies to identify the value proposition that a VWF offers.
To learn why so many companies across America are turning to contingent labor and maximize your staffing strategies contact Precision Staffing at 513-372-6020 or visit our website at www.precisionstaffingusa.com.