Staffing Models Can Make or Break a Company
The number of people working at a company, their skill sets, their cumulative cost to the company, and their ambition and motivation all combine to create the single most important variable in the success or failure of any enterprise: the staff.
A company that can get the right people in the right positions at the right time and at the right price has a tremendous advantage over less astute competitors.
As the world economy evolves and agility becomes absolutely essential for success in the global marketplace, the smartest companies are taking bold approaches to staffing. Increasingly, they are eschewing the traditional hiring model. They are moving away from hiring processes that can take weeks or months to recruit, interview, screen, and negotiate with candidates to fill a single opening. They no longer see the wisdom in filling every position with a permanent employee whose real cost to a company only begins with a salary and extends to benefits, payroll taxes, vacation time, holiday pay, and a host of other expenses.
This recognition of the need for fundamental changes to key business practices has led thousands of companies to rely more heavily on temporary and contract employees. In fact, nearly three million people in the U.S. go to work each business day as temporary or contract employees. This includes an ever-increasing number of skilled and highly educated workers, including accountants, attorneys, chief executives, doctors, engineers,
graphic designers, information technology professionals, medical technicians, operating room nurses, pilots, and software developers. Virtually any job can be filled by a qualified staffing employee.