December 19, 2019 – Across the board, in every industry, today’s market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people taking temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to stay agile in the midst of changing market needs.
Recently, Tampa, FL-headquartered executive search firm MedBest Recruiting expanded with the addition of Bryana Yocum as its interim solutions coordinator.
With over 10 years of experience in customer service, Ms. Yocum possesses top people skills, follow-up efforts and overall efficiency. “Both clients and candidates appreciate her active listening skills and know she’s fully engaged and committed to their talent needs,” MedBest Recruiting said.
“Bryana Yocum is central to the expansion and success of our interim talent solutions division,” said Julie Rupenski, president and CEO of MedBest. “She possesses the expertise and business savvy it takes to respond quickly to the skyrocketing growth of interim leadership. With Bryana at the helm, our clients can expect MedBest to deliver top industry talent and immediate results.”
“Born in Philadelphia, Bryana brings a strong work ethic and the never-give-up mentality,” MedBest Recruiting said. “Plus, having her own grandparents in a senior living facility, she knows the importance of matching the right caregiver with the right interim position and tirelessly works to that end.”
MedBest has matched thousands of mid-management to senior-level executives with top long-term care companies nationwide. The firm specializes in the senior care industry. The majority of our MedBest recruiters come directly from the senior care industry, with over 80 years combined experience.
According to a report released by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International, hiring temporary and contract employees can help businesses sidestep talent gaps and remain nimble. The study said that more companies will be tapping into this labor segment, with temporary employment expected to add 173,478 jobs from 2016 to the end of 2018 – an increase of 5.9 percent.
Massive Shift to Contract Employment Underway
By 2025, most workers (70 percent) and employers (68 percent) agree that a majority of the workforce will be employed in an “agile capacity” (i.e. contractor, consultant, temp worker or freelancer), according to a study released by Randstad US.
“Today, nearly three million people are employed in temporary jobs, and that number will continue to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to keep agile in the midst of changing market needs,” said Kyle Braun, president of CareerBuilder’s staffing and recruiting group. “Opportunities are opening up in a variety of occupations and pay levels, and this is a trend we’re seeing in a wide range of industries and company sizes.”
A separate report by CareerBuilder found that 47 percent of employers reported that they planned to hire temporary or contract workers this past year, up slightly from 46 percent last year. Of these employers, 58 percent plan to transition some temporary or contract workers into full-time, permanent roles.
“Temporary employment benefits both sides of the labor market,” said Mr. Braun. “Hiring temporary and contract workers helps companies stay flexible and adapt quickly to changing market demands. For workers, it opens doors for those who want to utilize various skills, build relationships with different organizations and explore career options.”
Closing Talent Gaps
These figures coincide with similar findings by the Execu | Search Group. Its “Hiring Outlook: Strategies for Adapting to a Candidate-Driven Market” report found that 26 percent of hiring managers surveyed planned to increase hiring of temporary employees last year.
In addition, an Adecco study, “Definitive Guide to Building a Better Workforce,” found that 67 percent of companies use contingent labor to enhance their workforce and close talent gaps. The study surveyed 536 C-suite executives across the U.S. regarding the types of talent they need, skills that are most difficult to find, how they are using contingent labor and progressive recruiting methods to enhance their workforces, employee retention techniques and more.
The report found that 80 percent of employers agree that the U.S. skills gap is a real challenge, and it provides insights into how different companies conceptualize and address this gap in talent. Part of the reason for the increased use of temporary workers: companies are having difficulty finding quality talent.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media