The professional staffing services industry came into existence in the 1940s when a lot of positions became available because people left work to join the military during WWII. Skills for office work were scarce and this led to the formation of the first-ever staffing agencies. The modern day staffing industry is huge, worth over USD174 billion, but it is highly fragmented. In the US alone, there are about 20,000 staffing agencies of many sizes, out of which about 15 are publicly traded companies.
The primary purpose of a staffing agency is to be the conduit between employers and workers. It matches qualified candidates with the right opportunities at the right time. Staffing agencies today specialise in almost every sector; from IT staffing to providing nannies, it covers the whole gamut of services.
Being specialised in specific areas, a professional staffing agency can provide many valuable inputs — information about labour trends, industry-specific information and local market activities.
A professional staffing agency is not very different from a professional recruiting company, both place candidates for a fee. Professional staffing service providers could offer both flexi-staffing services and permanent staff, depending on client needs.
A few striking features about professional staffing services include:
There are several conditions that make a company ready to hire a staffing agency. It could be because its best talent gets frequently snatched by competition, or location is a major deterrent to new hires. A professional staffing or recruitment agency can help sort almost all such challenges.
A staffing agency could also help analyse the reasons for the high turnover. It could be low wages, employee burnout, underqualified candidates, lack of professional growth, wrong cultural fit, or any other reason. Professional staffing agencies have the right experience, expertise and familiarity with the most effective recruitment strategies. They would have higher success in finding candidates who will stick around and help the organisation resolve the high turnover problem.
There are four major kinds of professional staffing solutions:
Before partnering with a staffing agency, an organisation must make sure that the partnership is a good fit. The organisation must be clear about the staffing solutions offered by the agency, the recruitment process followed, the reputation of the agency in terms of quality, punctuality and, of course, cost.Careernet FlexiStints is one such professional staffing solution that offers instant services for specialised talent for short-term engagements. Their professional staffing offerings can be customised for specific projects as well as to support employers on an ongoing basis. Careernet’s network of talent includes knowledge workers, contract staffing and payroll management, assistance with vendor development and efficient management of workforce, sourcing, onboarding, HR operations and compliance. write to firstname.lastname@example.org for a demo.
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