Hays Search Group adds contract staffing to service offerings
The president of the company has declared that the goals of both the candidate and the client are often better served by a contract staffing arrangement rather than a traditional direct hire situation. Clients have a number of staffing challenges that can be addressed by contract staffing, including long-term projects, the need to try-before they buy through contract-to-direct arrangements, and budget concerns.
Hays's candidates, particularly in the IT realm, like contract staffing because it provides variety, the opportunity to broaden their expertise, and the ability to try different companies. To meet the needs of both groups, Hays has decided to add contract staffing to her service offerings.
"As we all know, a lot job growth has been in contract staffing," Hays said. "If I can help someone find a contract position to meet their career goals or I can help a client get someone in the interim when they don't have the budget for a direct hire, I want to be able to help them."
Prior to opening her own firm, Hays spent more than 13 years in the staffing industry, including positions at CORESTAFF and Accounting Principals. By utilizing the contract staffing back-office services of Top Echelon Contracting, Inc. (TEC), Hays can focus on using her expertise to find clients quality contract candidates. TEC becomes the employer of Hays Search Group's contractors, handling all the financial, legal, and administrative details.
"I really get to know the company, their management style, and their culture," said Hays. "It's not just the things you see on a standard job description. I make sure I understand their exact hiring needs and become a true staffing partner. I also really get to know the candidate, what their career goals are and what type of company they want to work for."
"They can expect personal attention during every phase of the placement," Hays added. "I will continue to be their direct point of contact from start to finish. It's truly a win-win for everyone."
Hays Search Group specialises in contingency and retained searches with a concentration on information technology and related sales/marketing and accounting/finance positions.