Do you remember when we used to go into the office every day? Those were the good ole days.

The hustle and bustle of packing your bag for work, dropping your kids off at school, commuting to work, going to lunch meetings and after work happy hours look a little different these days. Whether you are back in the office or still working from home, it is no doubt that COVID-19 has forever changed the business world. It has forced us to slow down and work remote with endless Zoom meetings (hello Zoom fatigue). The pandemic has also caused some businesses to be placed on hiring freezes. This means that businesses cannot bring on full-time workers, however, they might be able to bring on contract workers.

Since COVID-19, there has been a shift from permanent, full-time positions to more freelance, contract positions. According to a study from Upwork, a freelance job platform, the percentage of freelance workers in 2020 has increased by 8% compared to 2019. Even before the pandemic, employees chose freelance or contract positions because they preferred the flexible schedule. Now due to the pandemic, employees are only being offered contract positions since employers are decreasing the amount of permanent, full-time positions.

By utilizing a staffing agency, those contract positions not only offer flexibility, but they also offer benefits because at Focus we treat your employees like our employees. Focus is ACA compliant meaning we offer employee benefits such as medical insurance, vacation and holiday pay and 401k plans. Your company can leverage Focus to bring on new employees without having to worry about the cost of putting them on payroll or benefits.

If you are experiencing the impact of this pandemic like most of us are and are looking to shift to more contract work, let Focus help you with your business needs. Whether your company is looking to scale up or scale down for projects or your peak busy seasons, we are here to help put people back to work. We offer temporary staffing, temporary-to-hire and direct hire placement for various services.

Contact us today!

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