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A Case for a Contingent/Contract Workforce

Posted by Mike Boelter on November 19, 2014

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Contract_WorkforceAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of September 2014. With this high number of available jobs, I’m surprised to still be hearing that some organizations are struggling to find a talented workforce. My guess is that organizations are opting to directly hire employees on their payroll, in lieu of using a contract staffing agency. But did you know, an average of 18% of the workforce is contingent/contract employees? (Bond Blog & Resources

I feel there is a strong case to be made for using a contingent/contract workforce. At Goodwill TalentBridge, we recruit and screen from a vast network to find those "right fit" individuals. We know that it's not just skills on a resume that define an ideal candidate. Rather, it is our holistic approach to talent acquisition that helps determine cultural and personality fit, a vital indicator of workplace success. By partnering with Goodwill TalentBridge, you’ll be able to spend more time on your core business and in many cases, lower your operating costs. Contract_Workforce2

Our organization, Goodwill TalentBridge has grown incredibly throughout the last five years and placed over 3,000 qualified candidates in job positions—2015 looks to be even better.

Written by Mike Boelter

Mike brings over 30 years of experience in the staffing industry to his role, as Vice President of TalentBridge. Mike’s strong background in management, sales and development, combined with his established network, has allowed him to effectively introduce TalentBridge to area business and community leaders. Mike’s role in connecting our service offering with Goodwill’s Workforce Development mission has been the cornerstone in establishing TalentBridge as a talent acquisition partner of choice to many of the area’s leading employers. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mike attended St. Francis De Sales High School and St. Francis College where he received his degree.
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