AHS PharmStat specializes in relief, temporary and
permanent placement for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians.
After two and a half years of economic turmoil, businesses are once again beginning to hire, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor. As employers begin to cautiously hire again, a new contingent of the work force is beginning to emerge. The contract, or relief employee, is becoming more of a rule rather than an exception. For many businesses, contract workers could become a permanent solution.
From the company perspective, it is usually cheaper to bring in contract workers. They do not have to pay contract employees health care and other employee benefits. Plus, there is the added flexibility in regards to sheer numbers. Resizing the workforce is much easier when the company has a number of workers on hand who are contractors.
How does contract work impact those looking for a job?
Turns out that contract / relief work can be a good way for a job candidate to get a foot in the door.
Relief work can provide a pharmacist or pharmacy technician a career that they might not have otherwise had the opportunity to try. It can be done without a long-term commitment. In the end, if the pharmacist is not satisfied with the assignment or the employer, they can move on to the next position and start again.
Contract work has moved beyond the arena of low-skilled labor jobs and the construction sector, where contract work long had been prevalent. Now businesses use contract workers in highly skilled positions, such as scientists, engineers, pharmacist, nursing, professionals and managers. As companies aim to do more project-based work with small groups of professionals, they can bring them in as needed. In the healthcare industry, relief workers are often used for vacation time or long term assignments as needed.
To respond to business demand, many staffing agencies have become increasingly specialized. According to the National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services (NATSS), office and clerical skills still account for 43 percent of temporary help industry jobs.
The industrial segment, which includes manufacturing, warehousing and maintenance, accounts for 30 percent of the business. Professional, technical and medical segments have been undergoing rapid growth as the demand for more highly skilled jobs continues to rise.
This trend toward temporary specialization and high-level contractors should continue as more and more professional, well-educated workers jump on the temporary bandwagon. Fueling this growth will be full-time, college-educated employees who want more career flexibility, as well as retirees eager to return to work part-time, or earn extra income on their days off work.
Many companies have turned to staffing agencies to find permanent and contract employees. Not only does using a contract worker allow the company to determine if they like the employee, it also allows the employee to see if they like the company and the job.
These days, with staffing agencies filled with high-quality, well-educated workers, companies can find just the type of people that they want to hire full-time.
New contract employees should talk to their manager to see if the company has a temp-to-perm hiring process in place. It may pay off to know that the temporary work could lead to a full-time position.
AHS Pharmstat is a leading healthcare staffing company specializing in relief and permanent placement for pharmacists and pharmacies throughout the United States. We have a high demand for relief pharmacist and pharmacy technicians which could possibly become a permanent position. If you are interested in earning extra income by working a relief / temporary assignment, complete a "quick apply" on our website. Once in our database, you will be one of the first to know when opportunities are available in your area.