In 2021, people have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in what has been dubbed ‘the great resignation’. Across the country, low-wage retail and hospitality jobs are going unfilled, to the horror of fast-food patrons (and franchise owners) everywhere. You’ve probably seen this mentioned on the news or seen social media screenshots of ‘I quit’ signs plastered to drive-thru windows. This is, without a doubt, a bad time to own a fast-food franchise.
For businesses that don’t rely on minimum wage labor, the situation is not quite as dire. In general, skilled programmers are not quitting their jobs on a whim in the middle of a shift and leaving their team to pick up the pieces. With that said, the post-pandemic demand for skilled IT work is sky-high…and the pool of qualified applicants can’t keep pace. Contract IT staffing services can help bridge the gap and boost post-pandemic recovery. Here are a few reasons why:
Contract IT staffing services increase your access to talent
The vast majority of IT contractors take on temporary projects by choice, as they value the freedom and flexibility of temporary, contract-based work. If you are exclusively recruiting for a full-time position, you will miss out on a lot of the top available talent. Staffing services can attract considerably more candidates to an open position than a conventional job ad.
Contract IT staffing services are cost-effective
In addition to pandemic recovery, businesses these days need to contend with supply chain issues and rising inflation. Even if there wasn’t a labor shortage, many organizations are not in a financial position to hire new team members following the whirlwind year we just had. Contract IT staffing allows you to access the talent you need without making long-term personnel commitments that you can’t afford.
Contract IT staffing services help with project-based work
Let’s assume you can afford to bring in long-term employees to help with your post-COVID recovery. What happens after things go back to normal? Do you have enough work to keep the project-specific coders and programmers employed? Contract IT staffing services give you the flexibility to always have the right amount of hands-on deck. This helps avoid eventual layoffs, which can improve team morale.
This was our brief guide on how Contract IT staffing services can help bridge the gap and boost post-pandemic recovery.