Recruiting Daily Advisor: converting contingent workers to permanent employees.

July 20, 2018 Rebecca Henderson

While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports unemployment numbers have edged up slightly in June, employers are still challenged by an environment of talent scarcity. Some companies are looking for new talent strategies to retain workers, and are focusing on converting temporary and seasonal workers into full-time, permanent or contingent roles.

“Summer hiring is at record levels,” said Randstad Sourceright CEO Rebecca Henderson. “Employers are increasingly using summer hiring as a way to try out employees and turn the best seasonal talent into year-round, permanent or contingent hires.”

But offering more hours is only one piece of the attraction and retention puzzle. Compensation is still king. Workers want to feel challenged, valued and rewarded, and companies realize they’ll need to work harder to retain great talent.

Staffing industry watchers suggest that employees should negotiate with an existing employer first, before jumping ship for more money elsewhere. Employers may need to be flexible in order to keep skilled talent on board.

Read the full article for additional examples of what employers can offer to secure the top talent their company needs. Then take a deep dive into our recruiting strategies insights stream to learn what it takes to source and attract the right talent.

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Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Rebecca brings more than 20 years’ experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Sourceright’s global development to ensure HR and talent leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions, and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and was most recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list.

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