Growing your staffing firm in the gig economy

Today’s executives now realize that talent can come from a variety of sources, not just in-house, full-time employees. The number of temps, freelancers, contractors and other nontraditional employees has officially expanded to more than a third of the global workforce, creating a new “gig economy,” according the 2016 survey and forecast conducted by Ardent Partners […]

Five ways to build your agency’s online reputation

Your staffing agency’s online reputation is money in the bank, the same as high-quality human capital, efficient operations and a roster of loyal client companies. Amid day-to-day business, however, your online reputation is easy to overlook. Here are five ways to make sure your online presence remains a clear, strong and appealing refection of your […]

Sexual harassment training for temp employees

Amid highly publicized revelations of sexual harassment and discrimination in government and the film industry, all industries are taking a closer look at how to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. Staffing agencies that employ temporary workers may have questions about where their responsibility lies in protecting these employees from on-the-job harassment. Here’s what you […]

What tax reform means for staffing reimbursement policies

The first major federal tax overhaul in decades is now in effect – and there are already a few notable impacts for staffing agencies, particularly when it comes to per diem reimbursement policies. The old tax code allowed for “travelers,” or employees who accept assignments far from home, to deduct meal, lodging and car expenses […]

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 […]

Why staffing agencies struggle with payroll costs

Paying employees regularly, on time, is what allows you to retain a reliable workforce, which keeps your staffing agency in business. Payroll costs take up a high portion of your staffing agency’s total expenses, making effective management of payroll activities even more critical. Here are some of the leading reasons that staffing agencies get into […]

Technology planning for your staffing agency

How to improve productivity using staffing agency software and mobile technologies The digital revolution has created ample opportunity in recruitment and related back office responsibilities for staffing agencies. Productivity-enhancing technology can take many forms in staffing, from mobile apps to boost hiring efforts to staffing agency software that keeps your business producing. Here are some […]

5 points to cover in your staffing agency business plan

Your staffing agency business plan is your blueprint for success, whether you are starting a staffing agency or planning for expansion. Not sure where to start? Here are the five key points to cover when creating your staffing agency business plan. Write your elevator speech. You should be able to describe your new company to […]