If your firm places permanent hires exclusively, you may be missing out on a growing need. Contract hiring is on the rise, and you can benefit by adding this valuable service to your portfolio.
Contract Staffing on the Rise
The landscape of the American workforce is changing, favoring a shift toward the flexibility of contract workers. As Baby Boomers retire and Millennials enter the workforce in an unstable economy, contract staffing has become an attractive option for both candidates and clients.
As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, many are finding it difficult to retire from work in the traditional sense. Boomers are:
As Boomers redefine the way they work, a new generation, the Millennials, enters the workforce for the first time. Contract work is attractive to Millennials because:
While contract work is an increasingly attractive option for Boomers, Millennials, and other workers, it also provides a valuable solution for employers. Companies can meet productivity demands without the risk of hiring full-time employees and providing costly benefits.
Perks of Contract Staffing
Think that contract staffing could be a good fit with your firm?
Begin building your contract staffing division by asking your current clients if they have any need for contract workers. Chances are, many of your clients need people for special projects and seasonal demand. They may be outsourcing these types of positions with another firm. If they are not using another firm for their contract staffing needs, using your firm could be an attractive option that they would be willing to pursue.
Bullhorn Offers Contract Staffing Solutions
Whether you focus solely on contract staffing, or if it is one division of your many services, Bullhorn staffing and recruiting software can help your firm make more contract placements.
Back Office Integrations: Bullhorn Back Office makes time and expense management, commissions, invoicing, and onboarding a breeze.
Decision-Making: Bullhorn’s reporting tools provide a holistic view of your key metrics, so every decision is well-informed.
VMS Integration: Contract staffers often work with cumbersome vendor management systems to retrieve and work job orders. Bullhorn VMS Access lets Bullhorn users automatically parse job orders into their database, saving time and labor.
While independent contractors have always had a place in the workforce, a more permanent shift towards contract work is taking place. Now is a great time for your firm to take advantage of the demand for contract staffing.
Let us help you build the perfect solution for your firm.
Director of International Marketing
As the Director of International Marketing at Bullhorn, Catherine is responsible for all international marketing efforts across EMEA and APAC. Catherine has been with Bullhorn based in the Boston office since 2010 and has recently relocated to London. Over her tenure, she’s overseen several marketing functions including demand generation, marketing operations, and events. She is passionate about marketing technology, building high-performing teams, and leveraging both to drive for results. Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Providence College.
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