As a company, it’s not a good practice to turn down business. If you can do it great, you’re in a position of luxury. If what’s stopping you is simply bandwidth then maybe it’s time to think about ramping up with contract workers.
A New Mindset
Ten years ago about 10% of the workforce was temporary or contract workers. People on maternity leave, vacation, etc. It was something to plug a temporary hole. Today the number is closer to a third and some projections have it as high as half in the next five years. What the numbers show is a shift in business strategy. Temporary workers are not just filling in for vacations; they’re addressing the fluctuating demands of a very dynamic economy. One of the biggest barriers for hiring managers to take on temp workers is the idea that it threatens quality, but the reality has changed. Temp workers bring keen skillsets and experience, and it’s easier to research and evaluate them, especially when you have a good recruiter who understands your industry.
The Guardian recently published an article around how the workforce has become a lot like
Netflix — an on-demand resource that you can just plug into. Maybe that’s a little drastic, but it certainly seems to be heading that way. And it needs to in order to meet the fluctuating needs of businesses today. Workers are starting to benefit from the situation with greater flexibility and more opportunities to try out different offices in hopes of finding that perfect job. They can continue to look while drawing good pay.
Temp-to-perm is win-win. You can attract a lot of good talent through a temp-to-perm path. Recent reconfigurations in health care and considerations of work-life balance make contract more attractive to really talented people. And why not get to see how they’ll perform in your office and take whatever learnings they have to add more knowledge and experience to your force? The economy is incentivizing this path, why not take advantage.
NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.