Book a demo

Most people in recruitment expect that when the economy recovers from a recession, there will be a spike in the use of contractors.  But is contract staffing’s current growth just a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, or is it something more?

Well, a recent Washington Post article suggests that it could actually be “a fundamental change in the way Americans work,” one that both companies and workers are driving. Companies plan to increase their use of contractors by 26% in the next two years, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.

Meanwhile, more workers are considering themselves “free agents,”jumping from project to project. While many may have turned to contracting out of necessity when they couldn’t find traditional, full-time jobs, many now prefer it because they feel like they have more control.

The article echoes what we have been hearing from recruiters and what FoxHire has been experiencing as a business.  Last year, we saw a22% increase in the number of commercial contractors placed through our back-office.  We have written extensively on employers’ shift toward contractors and why workers want to be contractors in our quarterly newsletter, Contracting Corner.

Only time will tell, but it certainly does seem that the traditional workforce is changing. If you are only taking direct-hire job orders, you may want to keep an eye on this issue and how it may affect your business.

You may also be interested in…

Article

Independent Contractor Compliance: DOL vs IRS

In the realm of labor and taxation, the classification of workers as...

Case study

New Zealand Based Company Expands to USA with FoxHire

How can an international company expand to America and hire new employees?...

Webinar

Why Contract Staffing Should Be in Your Playbook

Are you a direct hire recruiter looking to grow your business? Contract...

A complete Employer of Record (EOR) platform for onboarding, payroll, and compliance – so you can hire without the hassle.