Lantana, FL, September 22, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- HireMeNow.com, LLC (www.HireMeNow.com) announced today the introduction of the first temporary staffing service where companies and job candidates interact directly, via HireMeNow.com's website. According to the American Staffing Association, in 2006, U.S. staffing companies generated $72.6 billion in revenue, and employed an average of 3.0 million temporary and contract workers per day.
HireMeNow.com believes it fundamentally improves upon the way traditional temporary staffing services are delivered, by moving the business model completely online, and taking advantage of the growing acceptance of video resumes.
According to Borrell Associates, employers spent an estimated $5.9 billion on online employment sites in 2006. However, currently, no online employment site: 1) is focused solely on temporary jobs, 2) offers the traditional offline staffing model where the temp agency handles payroll, taxes and insurance, and 3) is used directly by companies rather than staffing firms.
"By combining these three essential elements - focusing on temporary jobs, being the employer of record, and eliminating traditional staffing firms - we believe HireMeNow.com leverages the efficiency, scalability, and immediacy of the Internet to offer a service that is better, faster, and less expensive than current offline alternatives, and more attractive than current online models," said Phillip Thune, Chief Executive Officer of HireMeNow.com. "Our service is truly performance-based, with clients avoiding the traditional online job board model of paying to post jobs, whether the job board helps fill the position or not. With HireMeNow.com, our clients pay nothing to post jobs and only pay us for hours worked by a HireMeNow.com employee."
At HireMeNow.com's website, companies can search and select profiles of candidates from their computer, online, instantly, and with no prior training or required software. Profiles include a standard format of candidate data to make searches less cumbersome, and include relevant skills tests, employment history, education, reference checks, and pictures and video resumes of candidates. Clients can match their requirements with available temporary employees, and set up interviews, request skills tests, and make offers for the candidates they like. Clients have the ability to approve time cards online, eliminating paperwork, and they can pay for HireMeNow.com's services via their credit cards.
Individuals seeking temporary employment typically sign up with a temporary agency and rely on the agency to find suitable jobs for them. "Job candidates can feel like they have no control over what the agency is saying about them, and clients don't have the benefit of making their own choices about the best candidates to interview from the available pool of job candidates," said Allen Bornstein, President/Founder of HireMeNow.com. "Our business model eliminates the middleman role of temporary agencies. Job candidates submit their qualifications on our site via an easy-to-navigate procedure, and can submit a video resume, photo, and written resume, as well as take skills tests to benchmark their qualifications for certain categories of jobs. As a result, a job candidate should not feel as if his or her qualifications are filtered through an agency. Job candidates will deal directly with the hiring companies, and will be able to search HireMeNow.com's current job postings.
"On the Internet, you can book travel, buy stocks, and find a date … directly, without the help of a travel agent, stockbroker, or matchmaker. And it's faster, easier, and cheaper when you do it yourself," continued Bornstein. "We believe the world is ready to find temporary jobs and hire temp/contract workers this way, too … directly, without a traditional temp agency."
HireMeNow.com is the only job site focused on temporary and contract employment listed by the Department of Labor as an alternative for the DOL's America's Job Bank, which closed on July 1. HireMeNow.com continues to allow all job candidates to use its site to post their profiles, including video resumes, for free, and to invite any potential employer to HireMeNow.com to view their profiles, also for free. HireMeNow.com allows job candidates to password protect their profiles, and immediately notifies candidates when their profiles are accessed, and by whom.
HireMeNow.com (www.HireMeNow.com) combines a self-service online temporary staffing firm with a professional and secure place for job candidates to post personal profiles, including video resumes. At HireMeNow.com, companies seeking temporary help connect directly with workers seeking temporary or contract assignments. Unlike typical job boards, HireMeNow.com fulfills the traditional role of an employment agency, keeping the temporary workers on its payroll, and handling all taxes and insurance. Clients do not have to pay to post jobs; they only pay for hours actually worked by the candidates they find on HireMeNow.com.