Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – February 2012 Archive (8)

Survey Says Flexible Workforce is Here to Stay

A recent article from Staffing Industry Analysts confirms what we have been saying for a long time: the flexible workforce is here to stay.

The use of contract staffing has surged in this uncertain economy, a phenomenon that is not uncommon following a recession as employers use contractors to…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

What are the Hottest Industries for Contract Staffing?

Contract staffing was bright spot for the recruiting industry once again in 2011.  As the economy tried to forge ahead, it appeared that many companies shifted their traditional direct-hire placements to contract placements.  

As a result, Top Echelon Contracting experienced a 22% increase last year in the number of commercial contractors placed on long-term contract assignments in the technical, professional, and healthcare arenas.   This represents 17 years of growth…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 21, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 5

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #5: Offering contract staffing would distract me from my direct business

Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason that a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 16, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 4

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #4: I don't have time to deal with the hassles of contract staffing

Many recruiters believe that having contractors is going to cost…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 14, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 3

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #3: I don't want to learn a new process

One of the biggest misconceptions about contracting is that you have to learn a whole new…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 14, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 2

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #2: I don't know where to find contract candidates



There once was a time when it was difficult to get candidates to consider…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 9, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Offer Contracting (But Should): Part 1

(This series focuses on the most common reasons we've heard for why recruiters don't want to offer contract staffing.  These reasons are based on common misconceptions about contract staffing and prevent recruiters from reaping the benefits of offering contractors to their clients.)

Reason #1: My clients don't have a need for contractors

Have you specifically asked your clients if they have a need…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 7, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

The 6 Best Times to Suggest Contract Staffing to Clients

Any time is a good time to offer contract staffing services to your clients. But the recruiters we work say there are certain times when you should take extra care to mention that you are able to handle contract job orders:

1. When you get a new client  It's a good idea to let new clients know about ALL the services you provide, including contract staffing.

2. When a client has a position that is difficult to…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 2, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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