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Over 70% of global employers now use contractors to help fill IT skills shortages

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"If you're running a company in the US, there's a good chance your next IT hire will not be a permanent member of the team. A new report from Experis found that 40% of US companies now have a hybrid workforce of permanent, freelance and contract employees – the highest percentage of hybrid workers globally.

Hiring IT contractors has become more popular worldwide, with 71% of employers across ten countries currently using contract talent – likely due in part to increased shortages in skilled IT workers. In the US, just 41% of companies rely solely on permanent IT staff.

‘Faced with talent shortages and fast-changing skills needs, companies are getting more sophisticated when it comes to workforce solutions, particularly in IT,’ said Sean Costello, senior vice president of Experis, North America. ‘Having been through the cost-cutting of the recession, many are now re-evaluating and re-engineering their workforce.’

Rather than sticking with business as usual, companies are recognising the need for more customised sourcing strategies, Costello said. Contractors can offer more efficiency and flexibility for companies working on tight-deadline projects and innovative new ideas that require technical skills that are not found inhouse, he added.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 6 September 2016 



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