Staffing agencies are helping fill a wide range of positions, many of them white-collar positions. But which industries are suffering the most? Let’s take a look at a few different industries that need help from staffing agencies.
The Medical Industry
While every industry seems to be struggling and hanging out the help wanted sign, there are some industries that are faring a lot worse when it comes to finding the staff that they need. The medical industry as a whole has taken a very hard hit when it comes to finding highly qualified candidates to fill open positions. Doctors, nurses, surgical techs, and other health care providers are in very high demand. Technicians in the medical field are also highly sought after.
The Tech Industry
The tech industry is also in a constant loop of trying to find qualified technicians. It might seem improbable because the industry is growing at such a rapid rate, but the truth is that IT specialists are difficult to find. The tech industry is also having trouble filling positions for IT analysts, software developers, programmers, and database administrators. The struggle for staffing goes all the way to the top for most companies, too. Executive level sales are suffering from this downturn in available candidates.
The Social Service Industry
When it comes to social services, there is almost always a high demand for workers. Community and social workers are an essential workforce, but companies are having a difficult time hiring. Positions that most often need to be filled include community outreach coordinators, counselors, therapists, and social workers. These positions are difficult to fill in large part because it can be difficult to find candidates with the right level of experience under their belt. In a demanding industry like social services, it’s key to make sure candidates have the right qualifications and experience levels.
Is COVID to Blame?
A lot of employers are looking to staffing agencies to find the qualified recruits that they want for their open positions. Many employers are under the impression that COVID brought on this lack of available staff. The fact is, staffing agencies that track the job market started reporting in 2018 (pre-COVID days) that there were more jobs being posted than candidates were searching for jobs. COVID, of course, presents its own unique challenges in terms of staffing. That said, this staffing shortage trend started before we ever heard the word COVID pandemic. The companies that have been succeeding and keeping staffing shortages down are using staffing agencies and have been using them pre-pandemic.
Staffing agencies are a better way to find highly qualified candidates that you need to fill your open positions. It is an easier way to hire. If you’re ready to learn more about how a staffing agency can help your company grow, don’t hesitate to contact our team.