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The main advantages of temporary and contract opportunities!
While temporary jobs are shorter in duration than permanent roles, accepting a temporary opportunity, if your situation allows for it, can be a smart move for your career-related future. Statistics from the American Staffing Association show that 9 out of 10 say that staffing work makes them more employable.
Let’s cut to the chase – temporary work is not everyone’s cup-of-tea, but there are many advantages to it. Here are some for you to ponder over:
- Filling resume gaps
Temporary/contract roles are a great way to fill in your resume, especially if you are a recent grad or have taken time out of work. This allows you to gain necessary experience in a field or to get back into your field after a career hiatus.
- Career transition and/or transformation
Have you ever wanted to transition into a new field or industry and were not sure how you may go about doing so? Consider accepting a temporary/contract role to get your foot in the door at a company.
- Connecting and Networking
Temporary/contract jobs allow you to connect with others in your industry/field and network for the future. For example, contracting for a company opens doors and allows you to meet all kinds of new people in your field, especially ones who will be beneficial to your future career.
Do you want to work but also strive for a more flexible schedule? Take on temporary/contract roles when it is convenient for you! In this way, if your schedule does not allow for full-time, permanency roles, you can explore temp/contract work to bring in quick income.
- New tools in your career toolbox
Temporary/contract work is a great way to develop and/or enhance your skill set in a particular industry/field. Who doesn’t enjoy expanding their skillset? Will come in quite handy in the future! The ASA says that 70% of temps learn new, beneficial skills.
- Variety of Life
Temporary/contract work enables you to take on a variety of roles simultaneously. You are able to work temporarily as you build that skill set in various areas.
- Money – Money – Money
Temporary/contract work can be quite helpful to someone who is out of work but needs to remain a steady income. Perhaps, you may work a contract or two while searching for that perfect more permanent role.
- Contract to Permanent hiring is a thing
During a contract/temp-to-hire situation, both you and the company have the chance to determine a fit. You are able to test out the company and the company, concurrently, will do the same. A substantial advantage to the ability to learn the company before being a permanent employee.
Overall, it is best not to think of temporary/contract roles in a negative light. There are so many reasons why this type of work is advantageous for many job seekers/professionals. Also, contract work is not just for lower salary roles either, higher paid professionals contract too. In fact, sometimes a temporary/contract role offers higher paid salaries. Lastly, these opportunities are offered on both a part-time and full-time basis, depending on a company’s needs.
Are you convinced yet? Contact Moore Staffing for your next temporary/contract and contract/temp-to-hire role!
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Developing children’s interest in the workforce has begun to start younger and younger – and for a good reason. As reported in The New Hampshire Union Leader, children develop interests and career dreams as early as kindergarten. Because of this, many opportunities are being created by companies to meet children where they are, in schools.
Companies across the country have already been making efforts to introduce their work to prospective middle and high school students directly. As the Leader reported, through an innovative initiative from Barbara Hopkins of BioFabUSA and The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education, students will discover new careers and be able to shape their path to achieve long term career aspirations starting at a younger age.
Shelving the notion of traditional the “Career Day” where companies visit with students, Hopkins and UNH have developed custom lesson plans to support New Hampshire teachers’ efforts to spark passion in their students. Engaging students ranging in ages kindergarten through 12th grade, Hopkins hopes to specifically encourage careers in life sciences.
As was reported in a 2018 survey by Korn Ferry of 5,000 professionals, boredom on the job can be a significant contributing factor as to why employees make multiple job changes during their career. This supports the idea that by introducing a variety of career passions at a younger age, future employees will be able to choose more satisfying careers, decreasing the likelihood of short-term tenures and helping with employee retention.
We applaud efforts to encourage children to explore their career options long before they embark on a post graduate job search. The time spent now on defining their interests, and developing their innate strengths, will result in a bright future for them and a robust and enthusiastic workforce for employers to choose from in the years to come!
Read the full article here: What’s Working: Finding tomorrow’s workers in kindergarten? –New Hampshire Union Leader
Why Staffing Agencies are Critical to Start Up Success!
As noted in Business News Daily, one common misconception behind staffing agencies is that they are costly. With upfront costs being a concern, it is easy to over look the potential savings working with an agency can have with any company, especially startup companies. Overlooking these potential savings could be the difference between startups’ success or failure.
The cost of hiring an employee is set while working with a staffing agency. Not only is this price point set within the initial negotiations, but a company is also able to offload the time it would take for their own employee to find their candidates. Finding the right employee can take months for any company alone, even with those who have dedicated recruitment teams. And for those months spent, the company is required to pay their salaried employees to procure viable candidates, as well as, for the resources they will need to locate them.
For startups, usually lacking a dedicated recruitment team, their salaried employees now have the responsibility of discovering potential candidates, pulling them away from their usual responsibilities. This increases the length of time spent on business goals and therefore increases money spent on achieving them as well.
Here is how a staffing agency solves these problems to ensure startup success:
Startups are able to better budget with set cost expectations and reallocate expenditures, rather than leaving potential costs of finding a candidate unknown.
- Time Saving/ Goal Achievement
Time spent searching is saved for startup employees. It can then be redistributed to further achieve the company’s goals within their business model; therefore, dollars are no longer wasted on time spent searching, but rather reinvested into their business.
In relation to saving time, through reallocating these staffing responsibilities, startups are able to relieve stress, known to increase employee performance due to the increase in comfortability in the workplace environment.
- Different Types of Hiring
Different types of hiring are provided for companies, including temporary to hire contracts. By providing this flexibility, startups can “try before the buy” their future employee.
With their reputation on the line, agencies only provide candidates they feel confident match both the requirements and work culture of the client, increasing the confidence for the client in the selection process and the startup’s future employee.
Staffing agencies specialize in identifying valuable skill sets to fit specific job parameters and develop relationships with potential talent. They know exactly where to look and how to communicate to talent, speeding up the time frame it will take to fill a position.
This difference in cost and time could make or break a startup and Moore Staffing has seen this first hand. By providing support, we have seen the success of startups increase exponentially when employees within the company are able to keep to their described responsibilities, while we are able to quickly fill the roles needed. We fully support the innovations and creativity coming from local startups as they challenge the current industry standards and push boundaries.
For more information, here are a few articles that Moore Staffing has enjoyed: