It’s National Staffing Employee Week and we want to acknowledge, thank and celebrate the stars of our business — our amazing corps of temps!
They write, do media relations, organize press events and manage social media. They work part-time or full-time. They cover maternity leaves, supplement staffs during busy times or in advance of meetings or events, and when someone gives two-weeks notice they keep a job on track and allow the organization to take the necessary time to identify and hire the right replacement.
Temping has arrived. When I began PRofessional Solutions in 1994 only 10% of staffing services employment was made up by the professional-managerial sector; today it’s 21%. And employers are recognizing another benefit of using skilled temps: 80% of clients say staffing firms offer a good way to identify permanent employees.