@WORK Personnel Services represents the most traditional niche in today's staffing marketplace. Through the placement of temporary and temp-to-hire employees predominantly in clerical and light industrial fields, the personnel market represents the largest and most developed of all staffing niches.
As a form of outsourcing, the use of personnel services has become a preferred method of cutting costs and focusing on core business functions. According to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey, 98% of all companies use some form of personnel staffing. Overall, the temporary staffing industry has become the ultimate outsourcing service in America today.
More than one-half of businesses say they use temporary employees for assistance during unexpected increases in demand for their products or services while many companies also rely on temporary employees to fill in for absent regular employees who are sick, on vacation, or on family and medical leave. The ability to cover staff vacancies with temporary employees until a regular employee is hired is also an important driving force for @WORK Personnel Services franchises.
Below is an example of a marketing piece that is used in some of our offices, this example comes from our Portland, ME location:
We're the jobs people. Staffing companies match millions of people to millions of jobs.
The staffing industry offers flexibility to both employees and companies. People can choose when, where and how they want to work. Companies can get the skills they need to keep fully staffed during busy times.
Temporary and contract work provides a bridge to permanent employment. People can try out a prospective employer and showcase their skills for a permanent job.
Many people choose temporary and contract work as an employment option. They can select their work schedules and choose among a variety of diverse and challenging assignments.
The staffing industry provides free training for millions of temporary and contract employees to help meet today's demand for skilled workers.
*Source: American Staffing Association