The Biggest Issues Facing Staffing Firms Today: What You Need to Know

Young people working in the officeBy Amy K McDonnell

The staffing experts were out in full force at CareerBuilder’s inaugural customer event, Empower, and we were lucky enough to snag six of them for a panel discussion on where they see staffing headed in the next 20 years, and what staffing and recruiting pros need to know now to prepare for the road ahead.

The session was opened by ASA president and CEO Richard Wahlquist, who gave insight into upcoming staffing market trends, while stressing that the workforce is rapidly changing, and we still have a lot of work to do to catch up.

In his words:

 “Just 34 percent of executives feel that they’ve made progress in building a workforce that can move future business goals. Eighty-three percent of executives say they’ll increase the use of contingent, intermittent or consultant employees.“

Since so many staffing and recruiting firms believe they haven’t made progress in building the right workforce, what can experts in the industry tell us about how to remedy their wrongs and successfully prepare for the future of staffing?

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