Filling those niche roles

Specialized staffing firms can help with hard-to-find skills
By Amanda Curtis
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/24/2011

Despite the slow and steady economic recovery, far surpassing that of our neighbours south of the border, there remains a sense of uncertainty among employers that, no doubt, carries over into staffing decisions.

It is at this point many employers consider temporary staffing as a sound business solution. The use of staffing firms enables Canadian businesses to remain competitive while responding to economic changes, meeting increasing demands and addressing the need for changing skills.

The Canadian staffing industry has been growing faster than the overall economy largely because of flexibility — workers want it, businesses need it and staffing firms provide it. By working with these firms, HR professionals can quickly find individuals with unique skill sets or hard-to-find work experience because staffing firms have access to a wide range of workers.