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When Talent Is Scarce, Shift Your Mindset

December 28, 2021 ──── Tim Ozier
Contract Staffing, Recruiting Best Practices

When Talent Is Scarce, Shift Your Mindset

When Talent Is Scarce, Shift Your Mindset

The World of Work has gone through tremendous change over the past few years. Most of us are now conducting business in ways we wouldn’t have considered previously. Remote work is on the rise. Flexible work arrangements are becoming the norm. Some organizations are shifting to four-day workweeks. Companies are covering tuition, offering profit sharing, and boosting pay.

In these times of rapid change, it pays to be flexible. Rather than choosing one model or another, many are considering hybrid models, thus improving their chances of securing better clients, employees, and employment. Consider these stats:

  • One in three U.S. workers doesn’t want to work for an employer that requires them to be onsite full-time.
  • 63 percent of businesses found it easier to attract and retain talent by offering a four-day week. 78 percent of four-day-workweek employees reported they were happier and less stressed.
  • In the past year, 52 percent of companies have increased their use of temporary workers. 65 percent of workers are now open to temporary or part-time work.
  • The CEO of Recruit Holdings Co., which runs Indeed.com and Glassdoor, has recommended getting rid of resumes to solve the talent shortage.
  • Economists suggest the U.S. is entering the tightest labor market conditions since the 1950s.

Could transforming your approach to talent transform your talent pool and organization? Trends suggest so. 

The Rise of Temporary Workers

Contingent work has been rising for years, but until now, many have viewed temporary positions as less favorable or less secure. All of that is changing, as employers and employees alike consider contingent solutions. 

Today, 68 percent of full-time independent workers say working independently is more secure than a traditional job. In a study by McKinsey, 70 percent of executives noted they expect to use more temporary workers and contractors in the future.

Indeed, since March 2020, the number of people taking full-time jobs has declined by 56 percent, while the number of people taking temporary jobs has increased by 66 percent. As employees and employers experiment with contingent work, recruiters and search firms that offer temporary staffing solutions increase their share of the business.

Putting Contract Staffing to Work for You

How can recruiting firms embrace contract staffing to attract more candidates and clients? Tim Ozier, Contract Staffing Director at MRI, joins MRI Account Manager Cara Alcoff for a fireside chat. 


Tune in to learn:

  • How contract staffing has evolved from low-skill, low-wage jobs to senior-level, C-suite positions
  • The benefits of contract staffing to get your foot in the door and open up new opportunities
  • Why perm-only and contract-only recruiting is a thing of the past
  • How staffing firms that offer permanent and contract staffing are in a better position to beat competitors
  • Why contract staffing and permanent recruiting are two sides of the same coin
  • How MRI Contract Staffing® reduces costs and risks, giving MRINetwork members a competitive edge

Expand Your Book of Business

Ready to get started? We’re here to help. Learn more about MRI Contract Staffing Solutions, and contact us to discuss your business needs and goals.

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