"Contract or Direct" tells the story of Keith and Mike, a couple of Technical Hiring Managers in need of some extra talent for a big contract they just won. Their case illustrates the value and convenience of contract staffing services and shares some of the situations in which contract hiring is the smartest option.
20 years ago workforce planning was one of the hottest topics in HR, and now it's making a comeback. Companies are tired of feeling the pain from economic surprises. In the late 90's, it was the severe talent shortage. Today its dealing with the downturn in economy, and the need to trim staff while still attracting new talent.. "Do you Need Workforce Planning?" is about the benefits and "how to's" of workforce planning.
To succeed in such an environment, flexibility is key--especially in your staffing strategy. Flexible staffing is critical for operational efficiency and adaptability. When used effectively it can help you to manage your workload, meet strategic objectives, and fill in gaps in your workforce.