Making this the best year ever might be a part of every annual New Year’s resolution, but over the next 11-plus months, you actually have a realistic chance of hitting the mark.
As the U.S. economy picks up, employees have more options than they’ve had since the Great Recession, and they’re starting to get choosier. Employers have more needs, too. That’s why, if you haven’t already, it’s imperative that you convert to staffing software to handle the potential increase in business. Consider these key survey findings from 2014.
- A CareerBuilder job forecast survey found that 46 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2015, up from 42 percent last year.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate at which workers voluntarily left their jobs in 2014 was the highest since 2008.
- 52 percent of employees responding to a Conference Board survey reported being unhappy at work. This portends additional movement.
For the staffing industry, this adds up to opportunity. If you choose to continue doing things the old, inefficient manual way, you do so at your own risk. A USA Today survey found that 83 percent of jobseekers conduct their searches with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. They take for granted the ability to use digital media to post resumes, search jobs, research companies, apply for positions and communicate with hirers with ultimate convenience.
Jobseekers expect your staffing firm to be on the cutting edge of digital technology. That’s why it’s imperative that you explore staffing software or upgrade if your current system isn’t fully meeting your needs and those of clients and jobseekers. Start by visiting softwareadvice.com to compare and contrast recruitment and staffing software and try demos. The right decision really could make this your best year ever.
As a full-service payroll funding, invoicing, payroll taxes and credit monitoring resource, TemPay enables staffing agencies to focus on growing their businesses.