Why Companies Turned to Staffing Firms in 2020 and are Expected to Continue in 2021.

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If there is anything that 2020 has taught us, it is the truth about being flexible and malleable. Employment decisions over the last year reflect new product requirements and skillsets, more technology, and strong employment demands, particularly in finance as interest rates remain historically low. According to the American Staffing Industry Index, December marks a 2020 high for temporary staffing jobs and continues to grow steadily—reaching a level not seen in the past year.  

Many companies are making prudent expenditures, looking to staffing firms to find employees on a temporary and permanent basis. Using a staffing firm allows your company, large or small, the ability to pivot quickly, respond to the needs in the market and keep costs under control. As your company aligns to remote working and new skill requirements in 2021, developing a relationship with a staffing firm and quickly finding an exact cultural and technical fit for your organization can save your business time and money.

In 2021, small companies experiencing growth can expect that finding qualified talent will remain challenging. Reviewing applications, interviewing and evaluating candidates, and negotiating salaries all take precious time away from a business owner’s existing obligations–this may end up hurting the business in the long run. That’s why employers partner with staffing firms. In many cases, a solid staffing partnership can prove critical to the success of your business by giving you access to the best talent, quickly.