The U.S. contract staffing industry has been forecast to grow 6% in 2015 according to the “U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast” released by Staffing Industry Analysts in April. The increased usage of temp staffing is prevalent across all industries, but is rapidly rising in popularity within architecture, engineering and construction firms.
What is driving this trend?
There are external factors like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and increases in administrative and insurance costs which are driving incremental adoption of temporary staffing, however contract staffing is being used as a competitive advantage to the AEC industry for other reasons.
Yep, I said it. The word that keeps us in the office long hours during the day and unable to sleep when we get home. Deadlines loom and Murphy’s Law generally applies. Contract staffing can fill short term needs with highly qualified talent to help keep projects on time and clients, and bosses, happy.
Winning New Work:
Has your firm ever been awarded a new project you never imagined would be won? It is not uncommon. When AEC firms need to build new teams quickly, the assistance of a staffing agency can help you ramp up on short notice.
Scaling Up & Down as Needed:
Say goodbye to seasonal spikes or workload fluctuation nightmares. Contract staffing services can help architects, engineers, and construction companies adjust to accommodate your backlog. Manage the demands of your business by quickly increasing or downsizing your workforce.
Try Before You Buy:
Ever had a candidate embellish in an interview? Ever made a bad hire? Didn’t think so. But just in case, AEC firms like observing and evaluating performance before making a permanent hiring decision. Contract staffing can be leveraged as an effective hiring strategy to test a potential employee’s fit.
AEC Resources specializes in providing top talent to architecture, engineering, and construction companies through temp staffing services. By focusing on the AEC industry, we have a deep understanding of your unique business needs. With a refreshingly new approach to supplementing your workforce, including free technical training for all our employees, we have become a staffing solutions provider to AEC firms nationwide.