Businesses that obtain temporary and contract employees through staffing firms cite three main reasons, according to an American Staffing Association poll:
Staffing industry growth continued in 2005 and 2006 and is expected to continue strong in 2007 and well beyond. Current economic conditions bode well for another year of double-digit growth for the staffing industry. Besides the structural shift toward flexibility, three factors stand out:
In short, the problem businesses will face is a result of strengthening in the U.S. economy: more help will be needed for increased production requirements, turnover will increase because employees have more choices, the labor market will further tighten because there are fewer skilled employees for more jobs. Solution? Staffing companies - they offer access to talent as well as short and long term strategies. Businesses seek flexibility in their employment strategies in order to compete in a fast-paced, ever-changing global economy.U.S. staffing companies are giving their customers what they want: flexibility and access to talent. These are what customers value most from staffing firms and these are what they say the industry is best at providing, so concludes a major study conducted for the American Staffing Association.