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The Benefits Of Flexible Hiring And Staffing Solutions In Uncertain Times

The last two years have definitely been candidate-friendly hiring markets in the extreme. 

And 2023 doesn’t look like it will be much different, especially for knowledge workers of all stripes.

We know, we know, we’re not quite finished with 2022 yet. But with the holidays right around the corner, we thought we’d offer some recruiting and staffing suggestions for 2023 and beyond.

This post will discuss the solutions that will help hiring teams and human resources professionals manage employment uncertainty and candidate-friendly hiring trends over the next several years. 

The Patel team can help you with all of your hiring needs in 2022 and 2023—including innovative, flexible staffing solutions. Let’s find out if we have some exceptional candidates looking for exceptional companies like yours before the year ends.  

So what will the hiring markets look like in 2023? The social media marketers at Social Hire shared some interesting thoughts in a recent article:

  • Firstly, much more labor will be on short-term contracts. They’ll market themselves on specialist platforms and interact directly with employers who will want to employ and discard resources on little more than a whim. This will reduce the size of the recruitment market as it’s currently defined, but will, in itself, become a new form of recruitment.

  • What remains will be split into 2 markets. Standard skills and Niche skills.

We agree with most of the assessments, and we’ve been adapting to these recruiting trends for several years now. 

Our clients are reaping the benefits.

The trends toward temporary contract work, aka gig work, and remote work are undeniable, inseparable forces of nature at work in the world of hiring and workforce management. 

Knowledge workers continue to be in the driver’s seat as demand for professional workers continues to expand. According to HR software experts at Velocity Global, the contractor population will grow globally from 43 million workers to 78 million between 2018 and 2023. They also point out that in 40% of companies, as many as one in four workers are contractors or gig workers.   

So let’s talk about workforce management solutions that allow knowledge workers to achieve their goals of remote contract work and employers to keep their teams and projects on track.

At Patel, we offer three core services to provide the nexus between highly selective candidates and employers:

  • Contract Staffing 
  • Managed Services
  • Contract to Hire

Contract Staffing 

Our contract staffing solutions are designed from the bottom up based on 4 decades of experience in the tech recruiting space. In the current hiring market, companies need to hire qualified, vetted IT professionals with specific skill sets. We’re used to working within accelerated timeframes and a sense of urgency.  

These solutions are nimble and customizable on the fly based on customer requirements.

The process starts with our team’s access to the right pool of active and passive contractor candidates. That’s where we add our unique value as your strategic staffing partner.

Managed Services

When HR professionals and hiring teams need scaleable solutions to offload some or all of the recruiting and staffing process, our team is here to help. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Reduced internal HR and hiring cycles to recruit, vet, hire, and train staff
  • Consistent, repeatable access to highly experienced, knowledgeable recruiting staff
  • Flexible project, portfolio, and T&M-based resource models are available
  • Shared management and accountability across our entire team to deliver and execute projects
  • Unfettered access to Patel’s knowledgeable senior leadership
  • Industry-tested planning models—demand and capacity-based
  • Assistance with workforce management tasks
  • Dispatchable services and solutions that can be turned on/off based on client requirements
  • Client retains the right to hire direct with no fees

Contract to Hire

The opportunity to convert contract workers to full-time employees is becoming a preferred service option on both sides of the hiring equation. This service allows employers and job candidates to do an objective evaluation of one another before reaching a mutual hiring decision.

It allows for both sides to do an objective situational evaluation in the workplace with no strings attached.

What’s the bottom line? The team at Patel is here to provide the elastic, flexible solutions your hiring team needs to keep your projects moving.  

At Patel Consultants, we believe in hiring software, automation, technology, and search tools, but we also strongly believe in the value of human intelligence and in-depth experiential knowledge of our client’s hiring needs. We leverage an innovative blend of software, tools, talent, experience, and process in the context of our client’s unique requirements. 

Are you a hiring manager or human resources professional with a job search or searches underway? Are you looking for workforce management solutions? 

Maybe you just have some questions about how we can help you with your staffing needs.

Contact Our Team Today

At Patel Consultants, we help clients just like you find that perfect candidate every day!

Call us today at 908-964-7575, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.