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Recruiters slow to hire despite improvements in economy

Posted on January 20th, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

In a trend that will likely inspire firms to hire more temporary workers, it's been found by UT San Diego that companies and recruiters are remaining cautious about hiring full-time staffers despite the improvements in the economy. One staffing agency representative said her clients are more and more looking at temp-to-hire and contract-to-hire programs.

The bottom line is a company needs a great staff to enact growth and drive revenue, according to the article. A survey cited in the story indicates the average cost of a bad hire is more than $50,000 on average.

This trend of keeping hiring on the back burner may not last for long, however, as the December U.S. industrial production index indicates that output has increased by 0.3 percent since last month to an all-time high of 101.8. This indicates record production in the industrial sector that may trickle down to other industries.

Whether or not hiring increases, it is always a good idea to consider choosing staff through a temp-to-hire firm. It is a safe way to know what kind of worker a company is hiring, and by utilizing an employer of record services firm, a company can avoid paying the expenses associated with a full-time hire.

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