STRATEGIES TO CONSIDER
When looking to hire a temporary professional, HR managers
need to consider a number of factors, such as the type of recruit-ment
firm they choose.
“There are many reputable firms out there that do a very good
job at interviewing, reference checking and putting candidates
through test runs,” said Hunnam-Jones. “Others will farm work-ers
out without the proper vetting process. You want to do your
due diligence and use a highly specialized organization.”
While the importance of utilizing a reputable recruitment
firm is high, the flipside is whether there are actually enough
highly qualified temporary professionals to fill the demand.
“I think the market has started to turn over the last few months,
but it’s still very difficult getting highly skilled professionals,” said
Hunnam-Jones. “Companies struggle to find full-time people, so
finding high-quality temps is getting tougher, for sure.”
Still, there are those individuals who like the flexibility that
temporary work provides.
“There are temp professionals who love going from orga-nization
to organization to learn the ins and outs of different
companies,” she said. “It also gives them the opportunity to learn
new skills and makes them more marketable for a full-time posi-tion.
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