6 tips for choosing a legitimate background check firm

Your staffing service provides a valuable commodity: people. And just like any other business, you need to ensure your commodity meets certain standards before it heads out your door to your customer. Performing a background check on your temporary employees gives you peace of mind knowing you’re sending out an employee who is a perfect […]

Temporary staffing employment screening: How often, when, why and how?

Screening your temporary staffing employees is critical — you want to make sure the workforce you’re sending out is appropriate for the job and protect yourself against any potential liabilities. “We screen employees on a daily basis,” says the vice president of sales and operations at a large Cleveland-based staffing firm that specializes in the […]

Should You Stay or Should You Go? How to Deal with Difficult Clients Without Losing Your Cool

If you run any type of business you’ve probably had at least a few clients or customers that give you a knot in your stomach when you see their email pop up in your inbox or their phone number flash on your caller ID. They’re the “problem clients.” They never seem to have a good […]

5 ways to maximize client value

Your most valuable assets for revenue, referrals and feedback — your existing customers — are already at your staffing firm’s fingertips. You just need to know how to tap into them.   Attracting a new customer costs five times as much as retaining an existing one, according to data from Lee Resources International Inc., making […]

2014 staffing industry outlook

The temporary employment industry is set to have another successful year, as Staffing Industry Analysts predicts it will grow at a rate of 6 percent in 2014.   Temporary staffing continues to become a more permanent fixture for businesses, and the IT sector and overall workforce continue to grow. While many firms are struggling with […]

Top 5 SEO tips for staffing firms

Search engine optimization is a critical part of any business’ digital presence, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. There are several ways to ensure that your staffing service both appears and ranks highly on search engines, bringing you more visibility and accessibility (and, ultimately, more business).   Here are our top five SEO tips […]

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 […]

What to know about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and VOW to Hire Heroes Act

If your temporary staffing firm hires employees from several designated categories, you may qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Hiring from among veterans, vocational rehabilitation referrals, ex-felons, summer youth employees, those who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income or food stamps or other designated community residents can not only help you […]