Your 3 biggest growth challenges related to human capital

Recruiting and managing human capital is the bread and butter of staffing agencies. Unfortunately, when it comes to finding and retaining qualified, vetted workers, the staffing industry is facing several obstacles that could affect your growth this year – and beyond.   Challenge No. 1: Shortage of highly skilled workers According to consulting firm G. […]

10 ways to grow your staffing firm this year

Every year brings new challenges and new opportunities for staffing firms. From fine-tuning your marketing to leveraging new technology to tapping into hot trends, here are our tips for growing your staffing firm in 2018. Analyze performance data. Using predictive analytics, hiring managers can now gain valuable information about the performance of every candidate. These […]

The top DOL compliance issues affecting your staffing firm

Every staffing firm knows how important it is to abide by the U.S. Department of Labor’s employment laws. Unfortunately, many temp agencies fail to comply with the rules established by the Wage and Hour Division. As a result, several employees may not receive the pay or benefits they deserve. Fortunately, the DOL provides all sorts of […]

5 Ways to Manage Your Temp Agency Payroll

Managing temp agency payroll is one of the biggest tasks of your staffing firm, and it can be a complex and time-consuming process. Here are five tips to make it easier. 1. Evaluate your processes. Talk to employees to determine what works and what doesn’t. Are you diligent about paying taxes but spending a lot […]

Three tips for streamlining your recruitment effort

With the economy heating up, responsiveness will be your clients’ No. 1 demand. When they need talent, they need it now. Here are three tips to help meet your clients’ time-sensitive demands. Look beyond the resume. To your younger jobseekers, traditional resumes are a thing of the past. Their life experiences are keyed to the […]

Resolve to take time off work this year

There are only so many hours in the day, and if you’re serious about actually taking that beach vacation next summer, it’s time to start figuring out how you’ll get there. Here are some tips to help reassure you that your staffing agency can take up the slack while you’re away. Hire and train self-starters. […]

10 types of employees you need to fire immediately

Hire slowly and fire quickly is a well-known business maxim. But when your agency is facing a talent shortage, it’s easy to fall into the reverse pattern, filling positions quickly and, worse, letting bad hires linger too long in your organization.   While it may seem harmless, keeping one bad apple can quickly have a […]

Is “insourcing” the new “outsourcing”?

The demand for temporary workers has risen at staffing agencies, and onshore workers are also increasingly in demand over offshore workers. This increased demand is reflected in the industry’s growth. The staffing industry grew 4 percent in 2013 over 2012, according to the American Staffing Association, and that growth is continuing in 2014, as the […]