The use of staffing firms for permanent placements is expected to increase in the 4th quarter compared to more cautious expectations over the last three months, according to CareerBuilderâ€™s quarterly Staffing Supply and Demand Outlook, which tracks current and projected use of staffing firms by employers and job candidates.
Nearly 15% of hiring managers expect to use a staffing firm in the 4th quarter, compared to only 13% in the 3rd quarter.
Just over 10% of hiring managers expect to use a staffing or recruiting firm to help them search for permanent employees in the 4th quarter, compared to only 9% during the 3rd quarter. Hiring managers at companies between 20 and 99 employees showed the largest gain, increasing by nearly 1.5 percentage points compared to last quarter.
More than 7% of hiring managers and HR professionals expect to use a staffing firm to help fill temporary or contract positions in the upcoming quarter, up slightly from 6% last quarter.
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