How to protect your staffing firm from fraud through better hiring practices

Your reputation rests on the honesty of your talent. Your clients hold you responsible for the deeds or misdeeds of the talent you send them. You’re the gatekeeper, the bouncer at the door, and your staffing agency’s reputation depends on the behavior of the workers you send to your clients. Here’s how to be confident […]

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 […]

Huge Need For High-tech Workers, Staffing Firm Reports

In a recent WXYZ broadcast, staffing firm G-Tech says demand is way up for high-tech workers because so many qualified people left the state during the economic downturn and collapse of the auto industry. However, now that the economy and job market are improving, companies are seeing a labor shortage. “With all of the automotive […]

How to Retain Top Talent

Global staffing firm ManpowerGroup recently released a research paper, “Hire and Retain the Best Talent With Success Mapping,” that looks at the core workplace skills and competencies driving the talent shortage and makes recommendations for how employers can retain top talent. “Employers must upgrade one-dimensional job descriptions and supplement them with detailed competency requirements and a framework for how […]

Plenty of Opportunities for Staffing Firms, Adecco Exec Says

Tig Gilliam, head of Adecco SA’s North America Group, anticipates more temporary hiring in professional sectors from employers that are unwilling to take the chance on permanent employees and believes U.S. firms have reached maximum productivity levels, according to a recent Wall Street Journal interview. Even a minor uptick in demand, he says in the article, will lead to […]

Kavaliro releases 2012 Employment and Salary Handbook

Kavaliro, a national staffing services agency, released its 2012 Employment and Salary Handbook highlighting a rise in hiring and significant growth in more than a dozen industries. Overall information technology has seen the most significant growth with a more than 10-percent gain in job postings. The eBook, which is available for a free download on […]

Finance Professionals Optimistic About 2012, Survey Says

A recent survey conducted by finance and accounting staffing firm Accounting Principals found a majority of financial professionals expressed cautious optimism about 2012 growth, with improvements expected in the overall economy and the performance of their individual companies. According to the survey, 67 percent of finance professionals said they expected their company to win new business in the coming […]

Larger Temporary Workforce Could Be New Normal

Coming out a recession, employers typically hire temporary employees first, then begin bringing on full-time staff, and this recession was no different, according to a recent U.S. News & World Report article. The staffing industry began adding jobs in September 2009, and six months later, in March 2010, the private sector followed suit. But since then, job […]

Staffing Expert Talks Holiday Hiring

  Bobb Nealon, a metro market manager with staffing firm Robert Half International in Providence, joined The Rhode Show, a FOX Providence morning show, to discuss the seasonal job market. Some highlights of his discussion include: Seasonal work is a great way for unemployed workers to get their foot into the job market. Retail is the first thing […]