Hiring is heating up and I am not the only one taking notice. In a recent distribution I received from ONREC Expo 2009, the rise in hiring currently taking place was noted:

“Your organization may not be in hiring mode yet, but be advised: Your competition has either started recruiting or is making plans to add to staff.”

You will receive numerous benefits from an attendance at industry conferences such as ERE, ONREC Expo, Recruitfest, SourceCon, etc. These conferences are all excellent venues for acquiring knowledge on current trends; best practices; hiring processes, systems, and tools; new and updated technologies; and much more. With hiring heating up it is important to evaluate your company’s recruiting strategy, and be ready to handle the increasing needs of your business.

In the current economic climate, many companies have downsized their internal recruiting teams to minimal size and, as mentioned above, if your organization is not in hiring mode yet, it will be. More importantly – if your competition is not currently hiring, they are making plans to. It is time to prepare for the anticipated hiring increases – and we think all organizations can be rewarded with numerous benefits from a flexible workforce.

A flexible workforce will afford your organization the ability to add or eliminate your staff on an as-needed basis, depending on hiring needs. A flexible workforce saves you both the costs and negative effects that can be associated with any reduction in force. Additionally, companies can use the flexible workforce as benchmark to determine when hiring full-time or temporary staff is necessary while avoiding any upfront cost associated with healthcare, PTO, sick pay, etc. It is well documented that the process for hiring and subsequent management of contingent resources can be time-consuming and often comes with significant administrative costs. Along with managing the contract labor, it is also important to mitigate any risk of co-employment. Many of our clients have implemented a “break in service” to avoid this concern, however this will often result in the loss of a valued and still needed resource. Call me to explore the Search Wizards' alternative.

Search Wizards can step in as a flexible and scalable partner that is able to quickly balance the workload based on the needs of YOUR business. We are the employer of record, and will take care of typical employee activities such as, training, reviews, payroll, and general supervision. We are a woman-owned consulting firm that specializes exclusively in all areas of Talent Acquisition. Our talented staff has expertise in all vertical markets and geographic locations. Search Wizards will provide your organization with both an experienced and dedicated partner - and an affordable and scalable recruiting solution.

If you anticipate a need for contract recruiting/sourcing individuals or teams; have industry questions; planning for the next quarter; or even looking for a vendor to represent your current team of Contract Recruiters, Sourcers, and Researchers – I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact me- and I am always looking to connect on linkedin, facebook, twitter, and plaxo.

Miranda Hinshaw
Search Wizards
Recruiting Manager
706-210-5939
miranda@searchwizards.net

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