Change is a fact of life. Every day, we’re handed new technology, new ways of communicating, new ways of working from anywhere, and so on. Rapid change has even worked its way into the job market. More and more people are leaving “traditional” jobs and entering the market as freelancers and entrepreneurs. According to a study conducted by Intuit in 2010, by 2020, 40% of the US workforce will consist of independent contractors, freelancers, and those pursuing opportunities in the gig economy.
Look for these 6 traits when you’re interviewing candidates
How important is a contractor care program to your staffing firm? I hope your answer is “very important.” When you’re choosing someone to be the head of that team, you want to make sure that you pick the right person with all of the necessary traits and skills.
Have you ever wondered what goes through the minds of contractor candidates? Contractors – and job candidates in general – have changed over the last few years, with more and more wanting flexible work, perfect for the environment we’re creating. It can feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack.
We can all use a little inspiration and motivation from time to time, which is why we’ve put together this list of 8 must-see TED Talks for staffing industry executives.
A conversation with Amy Linn, Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff Dallas North
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Amy Linn, franchise owner of PrideStaff Dallas North, about their efforts to continue improving the temporary employee experience, and what’s changed since they introduced Sense in their workflow.
And how investing in a good consultant experience will save your staffing firm in the long term
Creating and paying for a robust consultant care program can be expensive, but not having one can cost a company millions.
Staffing Industry Analysts recently reported in its Temporary Worker Survey 2017 that about 31% of temporary workers quit an assignment early. What’s more, we’ve found that up to 10% of consultants leave an assignment before they even start!
A conversation with Jim Jhanda, Managing Partner, Vaco San Francisco
Did you know that on average 31% of temporary workers quit mid-assignment? This April 2017 SIA survey delves deeper into why contractors quit, and it runs the gamut from what you already know of contractor engagement, including bad communication, a failure to set expectations, lack of training, and an unpleasant work environment.
How to 6X your NPS Score and Dramatically Increase Contractor Engagement
It’s common knowledge these days that happy customers can help lead a business to profitable, sustainable organic growth. Historically, Net Promoter Score (NPS) has been the go-to method businesses rely on to quantify customer happiness as they’re trying to improve the services they offer.
Topics: candidate experience, consultant engagement, contractor engagement, contractors, hiring, job placement, net promoter score, Net Promoter Score (NPS), nps, redeployment, staffing and recruiting, temporary workers
A conversation with Lisa Hufford, CEO at Simplicity Consulting
Onboarding talent is one of the major struggles facing the staffing industry. 20% of contractor turnover happens in the first forty-five days of employment, which makes onboarding too important to be overlooked. Effective onboarding can foster great working relationships, shepherd clients to business success, and increase retention of contractors by up to 50 %.