While recovery from the Great Recession is well underway, in its wake there have been socioeconomic shifts that seem to signal permanent change.
Home ownership is at its lowest rate in 20 years, and many young Americans are choosing to become lifetime renters. Before the recession, the savings rate averaged 2.5 percent. Now it has more than doubled. And even though all 8.7 million jobs lost have bounced back, perhaps the biggest change is in the way companies—and many workers—view employment.
There are many benefits to working with a staffing firm that people don’t necessarily think about. Here are a few of those benefits.
Being an employer has gotten a lot harder. In 1900 there were two employment laws. In 1980 there were 125. Now there are 2,200 different laws or clauses that employers have to comply with. They now face the Affordable Care Act, workers’ comp, health insurance, paid sick leave and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). There can be multimillion-dollar penalties for noncompliance. They want to shift direct and potential risk away from the company.
It’s not just employers who are driving these changes. People in the work force today have a different viewpoint about temporary staffing than they used to. Everybody wants everything on demand now, and it’s the same in staffing. It’s a shift in lifestyles. Some people like to come in and work on temporary assignments, to say, “This is where I want to work and when I want to work.” With the skills gap opening up there’s a demand for all different types of skilled workers.
U.S. employers have seen a structural shift. They thought maybe it was a blip and when things recovered it would go back to normal. But there have been five years of growth in staffing. Companies who use staffing firms vary from Fortune 100 companies to mom-and-pop shops with one or two heads that don’t want to deal with employment law. Things are not going back to the way they were.
These are just a few benefits of why companies should work with a staffing agency to hire their employees.
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