CONTINUED RISE OF CONTINGENT WORKERS

January 5, 2012

DEFINITELY ON THE RISE IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND PURCHASING!!

Thanks to Kevin Wheeler January 4th 2012 from ere.net Recruiting Intelligence for this valuable comment

We are very pleased at Argentus to see that the rise of Contract and Interim workers is still on the upswing. Certainly in Supply Chain & Procurement we continue to see increasing demand from companies across North America into 2012

…”The use of contractors, part-time employees, and consultants has soared during the recession. And it will continue to grow for two reasons: the first is that it provides employers with the flexibility they seek to manage costs and headcount easily and much more cheaply than by frequent layoffs. Second, many people are finding that contingent employment suits their lifestyle and interests well. They can plan other activities around their work schedules, they can budget according to the amount of time they are willing to work, and they get variety in the kind of work they do and who they work for.

It will be hard to return to the model of employment where just about everyone is a regular employee. Strategies changes frequently, world events and business cycles make it necessary to adjust priorities more often than ever before, and people are less and less willing to commit to a long-term employment arrangement that is uncertain and stressful.”

Thanks Kevin

 

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