We live in an on-demand society, where almost everything is available with the click of a button and delivered right to our doorsteps. We don’t need to leave our houses to order a movie…or dinner from a local restaurant…or an item from halfway across the world. You can hire on-demand housekeeping and file your taxes online from your couch. If you do need to leave your home for some reason, you can get an Uber or Lyft to take you across town for a fraction of the cost of a cab.
One thing that all of those services have in common is a gatekeeper that acts as a liaison between the consumer and the service. When you need a ride, you (hopefully) don’t just hop into a stranger’s car – you book an Uber through the verified app. When you order a product online, you do so via Amazon or eBay. You don’t turn on your TV and browse through every low-budget slasher film ever made – you get a curated selection of low-budget slasher films provided by Netflix.
A reputable contract staffing agency provides a similar service, but with contract labor.
There are lots of skilled candidates looking for short-term work, and there are lots of companies looking to hire them. The problem is, when left to their own devices, these two groups might not cross paths. A skilled candidate might settle for the first contract he or she is offered, rather than the best one. Hiring managers often do the same thing but in reverse. A good contract staffing agency assesses prospective employees and matches them up with the right position for their talents, rather than the first open position.
Because of the on-demand nature of our economy, clients and bosses often expect immediate results. Suboptimal recruitment becomes even more pronounced when hiring managers are up against a tight deadline, but this can also be avoided by outsourcing time-sensitive recruitment to a contract staffing agency. Specialized staffing companies typically have a network of skilled, qualified talent to call upon, making it easy and efficient to source quality hires quickly.
Whether you are looking for an extra set of hands for a big project or a skilled, location-independent remote tech help, contract staffing agencies are a great way for hiring managers to secure vetted, qualified contract workers in a timely manner.