Iconma Founder Built Firm From Bottom Up

ICONMA founder Claudine George spent several years working in the IT field through various staffing firms, according to a recent article in Crain’s Detroit Business. However, George decided she wanted to be her own boss and founded her staffing firm in 2000. Last year, she posted about $89 million in revenue, and this year, she’s projecting […]

Hiring Still Plentiful in Summer Months

Don’t make those vacation plans just yet. Contrary to popular belief, the idea that companies cut back on hiring during the summer months is a myth, according to a recent Fortune column. “In fact, most employers fill job openings at the same pace, or even an increased pace, during the hottest months of the year,” Patty […]

Top 7 Cities to Find a Job in IT

As the economy recovers, many companies are reinvesting in technology and, consequently, hiring more IT professionals. Modis, a a global provider of information technology staffing services, identified a list of the top seven cities across the country to find IT jobs today. They are: 1. Houston 2. Washington, DC 3. Columbus, OH 4. Detroit 5. […]

Staffing Agencies Bump Up Internal Staff

Many staffing companies are adding to their internal staffs to meet increased demand from clients seeking to hire, according to a recent article that appeared in Crain’s Cleveland Business. The trend seen in Northeast Ohio has also been reflected nationwide, according to the article. In the U.S., the number of people employed through temporary help […]

Temp Agencies Charging More

Temp agencies nationwide are charging more, which many hope foreshadows salary boosts for permanent employees, according to a recent article that appeared in the Fort Wayne, Ind., Journal Gazette. Staffing agencies are the first to reflect shifts in wages because demand for their services is more immediate, prompting “real time” changes in fees, Tobey Sommer, a staffing […]

Staffing Director Talks Business Strategy Changes

In a recent column that appeared in the Appleton Post-Crescent, Hans Schultz, director of business development at staffing firm Landmark Staffing Resources, highlights the business strategies that changed in staffing during the downturn in the economy for small, midsize and larger companies. Smaller companies, Schultz says, are realigning their workforce with an attempt to stay below 50 employees. […]

Find the Right Financing Option

One of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of operating a staffing agency is maintaining payroll, tax and invoice services. Staffing firms have a multitude of options to consider when identifying the best path to manage that financial side of the business—outsourcing it completely, handling it all internally or picking a combination of the two. […]

Leading the HR Revolution

Staffing Agencies Grow Into Integral COG for Business By Danielle Toth Booming business for staffing agencies signals more than a boost in a firm’s bottom line, it indicates a boost in the overall economy. “Economists, market analysts, academics and people in the business community should pay close attention to our industry,” says Richard Wahlquist, president […]

Making it Count

How to use social networking to advance your business Handshake networking always will exist. Digital networking, though, offers staffing firms an expanded “room” in which to connect with prospects and clients. “Leveraging social networks is definitely something people have to keep up with, learn about and move forward with because it’s where everything is going,” […]

4 Big Mistakes that Could Land your Agency in Hot Water

Are you making mistakes that could cost you dearly? Workers’ comp, client contracts, taxes and more all can be a recipe for disaster if not handled appropriately. Heed the words of a certified public accountant and the president of the American Staffing Association as they identify the four biggest mistakes staffing firms make. 1. Don’t […]