Global sourcing of manpower is a service sector in itself. Originally, multinationals tapped manpower resources within the country and sent them to another destination. This costly proposition has become obviated by Global sourcing - recruiting personnel in business locations themselves.
An organization is known by its people. The need of an efficient staff is the requirement of every company and thus the selection of professional people has to be done very carefully. That's why the manpower staffing has become an important aspect for every company. Manpower staffing services act as mediators between their client companies and the placement searchers
Manpower staffing service provider companies have two responsibilities. Firstly, to provide skilled manpower to their clients and secondly to provide good opportunities to the candidates who apply through them. This means enormous responsibility and clarity from both ends to enable the manpower staffing companies to provide the proper results to both its counterparts. It may sound easy but it is a difficult task. They have to be professional.
The outsourcing history of India is one of phenomenal growth in a minute span of time. The idea of outsourcing has its roots in the 'competitive advantage' theory propagated by Adam Smith in his book 'The Wealth of Nations' which was published in 1776. Because of this outsourcing the manpower staffing services are booming in India.
There are primarily three different types of staffing services offered by manpower staffing firms:
1. Temporary Manpower Staffing Service - As the name suggests, temporary staffing meets the short-term needs of employing organizations. Temporary staffing helps companies fill in positions made vacant by their absent employees or helps in supplementing the existing staff during times of high workload
2. Long-term Manpower Staffing / Project Staffing Service - Long-term staffing services involve placing employees in long-term assignment, where people are required on a project-to-project basis, andwhere there’s no definite period of time involved.
3. Temporary-to-Permanent Manpower Staffing / Contract-to-Hire Staffing Service - The temp-to-permanent staffing service allows a company to take an employee on a temporary basis for purpose of evaluation and should the employee meet their satisfactory requirements, the company may then take the employee onto their payrolls.