2022 has been a highly eventful year for the staffing industry. Between the Great Resignation, ongoing talent shortage and a shift to more flexible work, the market for staffing has evolved considerably. Before we begin to look further into the coming year, we would like to take a moment to look back and reflect upon some of the biggest pieces of news and opportunities for growth.
Here is a collection of seven of the most talked about trends and reads that we’ve shared over the past year.
Temporary Staffing Word of the Week: Temporary Staffing Platforms
Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
In the age of digitization, staffing platforms have quickly become one of the industry’s most widely discussed solutions for the modern candidate’s staffing journey. It’s a technology that optimizes filling jobs for staffing agencies – primarily by providing a seamless mobile experience for candidates. They can update their preferences and information, browse and apply for jobs and even be placed in as little as 24 hours. It’s a new age for staffing, and according to SIA, “the worldwide market for temporary staffing platforms reached a scale of $11.9 billion in 2021, an increase of 190% year over year”.
EmployBridge to Acquire IAC’s Bluecrew
2022 has seen the continuation of an important trend in staffing: firms acquiring staffing platforms and talent marketplaces. On October 5th, EmployBridge, the largest industrial staffing company in the US, announced the acquisition of Bluecrew. Bluecrew is the first hourly workforce as a service provider (W2) with a platform-first model. This tech will allow the leading provider of light industrial staffing to expand its reach to candidates across the United States.
Interested in learning more? Here’s why major agencies are acquiring staffing platforms.
Per Diem Nurse Staffing Market Size, Projections, Key Drivers, Trends and Analysis by 2028
In this new market report, it is forecasted that per diem nurse staffing should expect a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2021-2028 of an estimated 4.83%, according to Data Bridge Market Research. By 2028, the global market size is expected to reach 11.1 billion USD. The continued staffing shortage and rising demand for nurses and physicians are cited as major factors attributing to the growth of per diem nursing.
10 Major Nursing Industry Predictions For 2023
For those in the healthcare staffing industry who are concerned about the future of nursing, there are still things to look forward to in 2023. Despite the staffing shortage, the industry is still expected to grow. Next year is predicted to be a big turning point. Read “10 Major Nursing Industry Predictions For 2023”.
Healthcare’s Bright Spot: Travel Nurses Report Higher Job Satisfaction
In a survey of more than 1000 travel nurses, it was uncovered that 30% are more satisfied today than before the pandemic. Additionally, 85% plan to continue their travel nursing careers. Despite burnout, turnover and low morale in the healthcare industry in recent years, this new study by The Gypsy Nurse (the largest and most active online community of travel nurses in the world) shows that travel nurses are actually reporting higher job satisfaction. The report also offers insight into areas where improvement could be made to better the candidate experience.
Why Does Company Culture Matter
As a remote-first company, at Activate we know that finding new ways for our team to interact and build stronger relationships with one another is important. From defining the term “company culture” to breaking down why that matters, this is a great blog to reflect on the dynamics of your organization and consider new ways to improve the happiness of your team.
Winning the War for Talent: It’s the Board’s Responsibility, Too
Anne E. Villanueva and Ann Beth Stebbins
If you think the satisfaction of your employees is not the responsibility of those at the top of your organization, it might be time to rethink your approach. The Great Resignation signalled that it was time for companies to reevaluate and fight hard to keep their employees. The authors of this article discuss the importance of directors taking an active role in developing values that align with the company. They also share why actively engaging with employees is vital for attracting and retaining talent.