Needless to say, the pandemic has caused dramatic shifts in the staffing industry, some of which will remain in place for a long time. Huge shifts of supply and demand have occurred in many sectors, leading agencies to pivot their business strategies in order to stay successful. TempWorks Software works with a variety of clients, and these are the top staffing trends we’re seeing across the board as a result of COVID-19.
Need for Speed
Recruiting for job openings and finding candidates is something that companies are competing on down to the minute. Being able to push out job orders and notify applicants quickly is becoming increasingly critical, whether it’s done through a texting tool, social media, or a recruiting app. AI has been popping up much more frequently as companies search for tools that can help source smartly and contact candidates effectively.
Going Paperless and Mobile
Paperless everything has been a trend for a long time now, but many businesses have been forced to completely change certain processes overnight—not an easy task. It has been particularly difficult for staffing agencies who preferred delivering paper paystubs in person, which gave them a chance to connect with clients and temporary employees on a weekly basis. Not only did they need to create entirely new paperless processes, but they’ve lost a great way to connect with other people. And of course, without person-to-person contact, the industry’s dependency on mobile-friendly software has increased. Agencies need to be able to connect with clients and temporary employees in an efficient and contactless manner.
Shifts in Demand
While many sectors (such as event staffing) have experienced huge drops in demand—sectors that aren’t guaranteed to recover for quite some time—there have been huge booms in other sectors, like janitorial, medical, construction, and product distribution. For agencies who specialized in sectors that are experience record lows, success depends upon their ability to adapt and venture into new sectors. This goes beyond just the staffing world. Across all industries, the most powerful trait companies can have right now is adaptability and creativity.
To help staffing agencies adapt to these new staffing trends, TempWorks Software offers a host of products that gives agencies the power to shift industries and find candidates quickly. TempWorks BeyondTM helps clients go mobile, and TempWorks BuzzTM assists clients with employee engagement and time and attendance. In addition, we offer timeclock solutions, our HRCenter online app and paperless onboarding, and a quick turnaround with adjusting COVID-19 reports to ever-changing policies.