The HotGigs partnership with DirectEmployers Association signals the HR and recruiting industry’s recognition of the importance of contract workers in the overall mix of human capital management tactics and strategies – and the need for a solution to the extremely inefficient and costly task of filling short- and medium-term contract positions.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 8, 2005 –, the contract talent marketplace, and the Indianapolis-based DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium which runs the Internet’s only job board and employment Web site owned and managed by leading U.S. employers, have partnered to create a co-branded version of HotGigs’ contractor sourcing tool for users of Direct Employers’ job search engine at
U.S. corporations spend more that $87 billion annually on staffing, with contract labor playing an increasingly important role in a human capital management. But finding contract resources is typically an inefficient process, slowing down projects, inflating budgets, and ultimately affecting a company’s profitability.
Bill Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association said, “This is a win-win relationship. Our partnership with further solidifies DirectEmployers Association’s position as the Internet’s public service for leading U.S. employers and job seekers. Giving DirectEmployers Association member-companies access to will allow our members to successfully achieve their recruiting goals for both full-time employment and contract employment.”
HotGigs’ powerful search engine lets hiring managers perform targeted searches on HotGigs’ growing pool of contract employees from more than 2,500 IT consulting and staffing firms and 11,000-plus independent contractors. The accuracy of the search engine ensures that hiring managers locate contractors with the needed skills, and the built-in contractor references and profiles provide an indication of past effectiveness and quality.
The HotGigs service at the site also features an online research tool that helps managers compare the hourly billable rates for thousands of IT skills, enabling them to create an instant budget based on the resources that they plan to use.
“A number of our larger corporate clients suggested we partner with the DirectEmployers Association”, said HotGigs founder and CEO Doug Berg. “Indeed the HotGigs combination of our free contractor search and requisition posting service and the inclusion of both staffing firms and independent contractors fits neatly with the DirectEmployers audience and philosophy. And contractors who might also consider full-time employment can now access the website for opportunities with the DirectEmployers national network of premier corporations.”
Minneapolis-based HotGigs Inc. is a revolutionary contract talent marketplace that makes it easy for employers to plan for, acquire and manage contract labor. More than 1,200 employers use to automate the process of finding reputable contract workers with the right skills at the best rates. Both Fortune 1000 and emerging growth companies across major markets in the U.S. and Canada use, including ADC Telecommunications, J Walter Thompson, Target Corporation, RBC Dain Rauscher, and ePredix. The solution provides:

  • Absolutely free instant access to an expanding marketplace of independent contractors and staffing companies;
  • Real-time data on contract labor rates for major outsourced workforce categories, including IT, HR, creative, marketing, accounting, financial, administrative, factory, and healthcare;
  • A market for independent contractors and freelancers to promote their skills and availability to employers and staffing firms; and
  • Streamlined Internet features, such as contractor profiles, customized search agents, peer networking tools, and one-click contact between employers and contractors.
For more information about HotGigs, visit
About DirectEmployers Association:
Indianapolis-based DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit organization formed by human resource executives from leading U.S. corporations to meet the latest challenges in corporate recruiting. The Association created and maintains, the Internet’s only cooperative, employer-owned search engine dedicated exclusively to employment.
DirectEmployers Association’s member companies include an impressive group of industry leaders such as Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Allegis Group, Analysts International, ALLTEL Corporation, Ashland, Bausch & Lomb, Capgemini, Cingular Wireless, GE, H&R Block, IBM, Kindred Healthcare, Lockheed Martin, Mellon Financial Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, National City Corporation, Progressive Insurance, Raytheon Company, Southern Company, Sprint, Unisys Corporation, Union Pacific, Volt Information Sciences, Inc., and Xerox Corporation.
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