2024 Labor Trends Staffing Companies Should Know

The labor market is constantly evolving and presenting both challenges and opportunities for staffing companies. In a world where change is the only constant, staffing agencies need to stay ahead of labor trends to remain relevant and effective in meeting the demands of job seekers and employers. Here’s a brief look at the labor trends anticipated for 2024.

What Workers Want

A crucial part of preparing for the changes in the labor market is understanding the upcoming trends. According to the 2024 Hiring and Compensation Trends report, workers are prioritizing earnings and flexibility in their job searches and plans. 

In fact, 63% of workers plan to ask for a raise before the end of the year, although just as many agree they would stay in a job with flexible work requirements over seeking a larger paycheck. Staffing agencies should leverage the work-life balance and flexibility of job opportunities as they pitch openings to prospective candidates.

Other Trends for Staffing Companies

The 2024 labor market presents several other significant trends that staffing agencies must navigate.

Remote Work

The ongoing influence of remote work on staffing needs is undeniable. Staffing agencies must source, screen, and place candidates who thrive in remote work environments.

Talent Scarcity

Many industries struggle with skills shortages. Staffing services need to identify and develop strategies for connecting businesses with the talent they need.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have become non-negotiable for many companies. Staffing agencies must play a vital role in helping clients build diverse teams and foster inclusive workplaces.


Automation is reshaping job roles and creating new opportunities. Staffing firms should help both clients and candidates adapt to these changes.

The Gig Economy

The gig economy is on the rise, with more workers seeking flexible, project-based work. Staffing agencies should be ready to match clients with gig workers and gig workers with suitable opportunities.

Employee Benefit Trends

Employee benefits are no longer limited to health insurance and retirement plans. Staffing agencies should understand the evolving landscape of employee perks, including mental healthcare, work-life balance, and enrichment opportunities.

Virtual Hiring

Virtual hiring is here to stay. Staffing agencies should incorporate technology to streamline their hiring processes with remote, virtual opportunities for candidate assessments, interviews, and onboarding.

Temp, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct-Hire Placements

Different businesses have varying needs. Staffing firms should offer a range of placement options to meet client requirements for open positions of all types.

Looking Forward

To thrive in this labor market, staffing services need adaptability and forward-thinking. Help your staffing agency clients prepare for the labor trends of 2024 so they can better meet the expectations of both candidates and employers. 

Staffing companies that understand what workers want, stay attuned to key trends, and embrace adaptability will be better able to thrive in this new work environment. Support your staffing clients by creating comprehensive insurance packages that address the inherent risk factors and account for changing labor market dynamics.

About World Wide Specialty Programs

For the last 50 years, World Wide Specialty Programs has dedicated itself to providing the optimal products and solutions for the staffing industry. As the only insurance firm to be an ASA commercial liability partner, we are committed to that partnership and are committed to using our knowledge of the industry to provide staffing firms with the best possible coverage. For more information about Staffing Professional Liability Insurance or any other coverage we have available to protect your staffing business, give us a call at (877) 256-0468 to speak with one of our representatives.