In the last three years, temporary work has grown at three times the pace of permanent work in North America.
Last year, there were 2 million temporary workers in Canada, or, 13.6% of the workforce (1). The same trends were observed in the USA. In August 2012, there were 2.5 million contract and temporary workers in the USA (2). Furthermore, demand for temporary workers in the USA is projected to grow at a rate 5.9% faster this quarter than in the same period last year (3).
Temporary work is becoming popular across a diverse range of fields and levels of expertise. Upward trends in temporary workforce employment have been observed in the education, culture, and accommodation and food services industries (4), as well as in the nursing, information systems, and financial services industries (5).
Across all industries, employers are seeking flexible work solutions to manage productivity and increase competitiveness.
In working with staffing agencies, the agency, not the employer, becomes the employer of record, responsible for the worker’s administration costs. Since the cost of hiring temporary workers (in the short term) is often less expensive than the cost of recruiting and retaining permanent employees, employers can increase capacity and maintain productivity while benefiting from cost savings.
Flexibility and Increased Capability
A temporary workforce enables employers to be flexible – expanding or contracting their workforce’s skill set to reflect their evolving needs. While traditionally temporary workers had been employed to fill roles of lower skill, today, temporary workers are often hired to complete critical projects in highly specialized roles. By using flexible temporary work solutions, employers can effectively grow their business – boosting productivity and increasing their bottom line.
Cyclicality and Increased Capacity
By hiring temporary workers, employers can better plan for seasonality and workforce changes. With summer months bringing an increase in employee vacation coverages and an upswing in the hospitality, tourism and service industries, employers are leaning on the temporary workforce to support increases in demand.
With these advantages in mind, it’s no surprise that more than 40% of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers this year (6).
Temporary staffing is becoming the go-to solution for many employers striving to improve their flexibility, competitiveness and bottom line.
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To save costs, gain capability and increase capacity, employers across all industries look to The Personnel Department for temporary workforce support.
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As an employer of choice, we provide our Fieldstaff a 100% employer-paid benefits package. Our benefits program eliminates the two-tiered workforce and has built the strongest retention program in the industry.
Providing the strongest guarantees in the industry, we commit to a rigorous quality assurance program to ensure our clients are continually satisfied throughout the entire temporary staffing placement time-period.
As an ISO Certified Staffing Agency, we are audited annually to ensure response standards are met. We provide rapid response and are committed to confirming staff:
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In <60 minutes for next day orders
The Personnel Department offers 237 skill grades. All Fieldstaff have been screened, skill-assessed and reference-checked before they are sent on any temporary assignments. If a skill exists, The Personnel Department can fill it.
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- 1 - Statistics Canada
- 2 – Labor Bureau
- 3 – G.Palmer and Associates
- 4 – The Globe and Mail
- 5 – CareerBuilder
- 6 – CareerBuilder