Staffing Insurance: Embrace Online Staffing
The staffing industry is traditionally a manual sales, recruiting, and calling operation. Now however, as with most other industries, many are transitioning online. This post is provided by World Wide staffing insurance programs. Call us today for a quote.
Here are the numbers. Elance had more than 650,000 job postings in 2011, and a cumulative revenue of over $500 million since it started. oDesk had more than a million job postings in 2011 alone. You can find a sandwich, new dress, house, car, or contractor online- basically, anything you want. It only makes sense that the staffing industry follows suit.
What’s more, preliminary assessments show that online staffing is just barely penetrating the contingent market, meaning there is a lot of room for growth. When candidates look for jobs, one of their first stops is now the internet. It is a great place to find candidates as well as market your own staffing agency.
This is where you come in. The ease and convenience of doing everything online has made it standard business practice to have a well-designed, functioning website. Smartphones have only deepened the trend. Embracing online staffing has it downsides, in terms of reducing the number of people doing manual sales.
The point isn’t to eschew your current operations entirely, but to be aware of the changing trends and adapt or add new services for your staffing agency. Maybe create a strong social media presence. Start a blog. Update your staffing website so the information is easy to find.
World Wide Specialty Programs has always had a singular purpose – to design, develop and provide Staffing insurance programs for the staffing industry. Our method is simple: track those changes; listen to emerging needs, and respond. We work with over 2,000 insurance brokers nationwide. We know the staffing industry better than anyone. Contact us today for more information about our Staffing Insurance solutions.
Source: Staffing Industry