So why do companies use temporary employees? There are many reasons, but here are the six most common.
In Staffing Industry Review’s December 2012 edition, the “Straight Talk from the Customer” was an article about rate benchmarking and “beating the market” to achieve significant cost savings. While I don’t doubt that this has worked for the author as he states, I’d like to offer a few counterpoints to highlight some concerns that I don’t think he addresses, and why this is certainly not an approach that makes sense or will work for everyone else.
CareerBuilder, in conjunction with Inavero, just released its 7th annual Opportunities in Staffing study which identifies key trends and performance benchmarks for staffing clients, talent and providers. The report provides a host of interesting statistics and information on a range of topics but I’d like to highlight something that I found particularly informative: on many questions there was a significant difference between the perceptions and realities between the groups. For example:
As a business owner myself, I understand that choosing the right companies to do business with is an important component of success. Whether it’s our telecommunications network, our lawyers and accountants, or our data storage provider, we rely on business partners to supply critical services, and that includes your contingent workforce program and the staffing suppliers you employ. The high stakes involved in selecting suppliers can make the whole process seem very daunting but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve collected the experience of the ATR team, and my personal observations over the past 25 years, in our eGuide 6 Best Practices for Selecting Excellent Staffing Suppliers. A good selection process allows you to make an informed choice that truly meets your requirements and serves your particular needs. Our advice will help ensure that your selection process runs smoothly, takes less time, and returns better results. It covers the following 6 areas:
I have been enthralled by the 2012 Olympics, staying up way too late and watching sports I rarely have an interest in, but that’s part of the appeal, isn’t it? It doesn’t matter what the sport is, watching the best in the world compete for one of sport’s most prestigious awards is riveting, whether it’s gymnastics or soccer, water polo, basketball, fencing or dressage. As I watch the London Games, I feel like every event brings a new life lesson. Here are a few of my thoughts: