Contract Staffing

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.


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Perks of Contract Staffing


Unlike permanent hires, contract workers are usually needed on the job immediately. Additionally, because there is less risk in placing a contract worker than a permanent hire, your client can make a hiring decision fast.


Contract staffers can benefit from the revolving nature of contract staffing. As good candidates end their assignments, they re-enter your pool of talent. And as clients enter and exit lulls in productivity, you can fill their job orders again and again.


Contract staffers are usually compensated by the hours that contract employees work. As a bonus, if your client decides to permanently hire the contract worker you placed, you will receive the permanent placement fee from your client as well.

Contract Staffing on the Rise

As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, many are finding it difficult to retire from work in the traditional sense. Boomers are:

  • Concerned with supplementing their retirement funds.
  • Providing financial aid to their adult children who are weathering the economic downturn.
  • Quitting their 9-to-5 jobs, but using work as an outlet to explore new interests.
  • Working contract positions that give Boomers flexibility in earning income, and exploring new interests on a by-project basis.

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:

  • A shortage of permanent jobs has made contract positions a practical option.
  • Project-based work offers flexibility for Millennials who don’t necessarily want to work the traditional 9-to-5 job.
  • As they are just entering the workforce, contract work gives Millennials the opportunity to gain experience and explore their career options.

Make More Placements With a Bullhorn's Contract Staffing Software

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.




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. The Bullhorn VMS lets Bullhorn users automatically parse job orders into their database, saving time and labor.

Getting Started with Bullhorn

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 has allowed us to standardize our processes without interfering with our best recruiters' performance. The system is intuitive and its value is clear: new hires get up to speed and are productive almost immediately."

-Robin Mee, Founder and President of Mee Derby

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