Staffing firms make their pitch

By George Pearson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/27/2001

By 2010, 70 per cent of the North American workforce will be working on a contract basis, says one Canadian staffing supplier on its Web site.

Should that prediction actually come to pass — you may recall forecasts of the paperless office, 30-hour work weeks and the telecommuting workforce — Canada’s staffing firms want you to know that they’re ready and able to supply those contingent workers.

They are confident that they have the best answer to many, if not most, of an organization’s staffing needs and a business case that is superior in many instances to that for in-house staffing.