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 […]

Staying ahead of the ACA

The good news for staffing firms is that the requirement for providing health care coverage to employees has been delayed until Jan. 1, 2015. This applies to all large employers, or those with more than 100 full-time or full-time-equivalent employees in 2014. Those with between 50 and 99 employees have until Jan. 1, 2016 to […]

Staffing Regulation: 3 Issues to Watch

While the Affordable Care Act is at the forefront of the minds of many of those in the staffing industry, there are other regulations that also warrant attention. While not all may apply to your firm, they are hot-button issues that may crop up in the staffing industry in the future. Wage theft prevention/right to […]

Managing risk in a staffing agency

Staffing, as with every industry, has its own unique risks that owners and managers must manage. These range from customer credit to contracts and agreements, which must be controlled to avoid potential penalties. Credit With recourse factoring, the type of factoring most payroll factors — including TemPay — provide, the staffing firm assumes the risk […]

3 ways the ACA impacts staffing agencies

With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, employers have been confused about its impact on staffing firms. Now that the final rules have been released, there is a clearer picture of how this act affects staffing firms and their employees.    In most cases, the burden of adhering to the ACA falls on the […]

Managing risk in the staffing industry

With any business comes risk, and the staffing industry, in particular, faces unique risks in terms of workers’ compensation insurance, cash flow problems and contract/agreement needs.   Mismanaging or ignoring these risks can land your staffing firm in serious trouble and they need to be occasionally revisited to ensure your firm minimizes its risks and […]