Staffing Industry Analysis
Any staffing industry analysis we see these days points to growth in the industry. This is due not to any one trend, but to many. A slowly growing economy, combined with an increasingly dynamic industrial sector, bodes well not only for the staffing industry, but for industrial staffing in particular.
The Staffing Industry Fits Many Businesses’ Needs
Continued growth in both the staffing industry and the industrial staffing industry in particular is due in part to the benefits the industry brings to clients. According to the American Staffing Association (ASA):
- 90% of client businesses say staffing companies give them flexibility to keep fully staffed during busy times.
- 80% of staffing clients say staffing firms offer a good way to find people who can become full-time employees.
In other words, staffing companies are helping clients stay flexible in a dynamic environment, while also enabling them to find the best employees to help them grow for the long haul. That’s a powerful combination!
The Staffing Industry Fits Many Workers’ Needs
While helping clients fulfill their staffing needs, the staffing industry also responds to workers’ changing needs. Again according to staffing industry analysis from the ASA:
- 66% of staffing employees say flexible work time is important to them.
- 88% of staffing employees say that temporary or contract work made them more employable.
Though it may once have seemed temporary staffing was a last resort for less capable workers, staffing industry analysis now shows that many workers at all skill levels seek the staffing industry as part of their overall career plan, because it fits their needs. In fact—because workers are more mobile and flexible than ever—experts predict an increasing number of them will look to contract work, part-time work and other less-than-long-term employment arrangements. That is as true for industrial staffing as it is for executive staffing.
Industrial Staffing is the Largest Employer in the Staffing Industry
Because the industrial staffing sector is the largest employer of the staffing sectors, employing more than 35% of all temporary and contract employees, we can expect industrial staffing demand to remain high. Given the growing need for a flexible and dynamic industrial work force, that only stands to reason.