Signs that it might be time to find a new payroll funding company

Given the importance of a payroll funding company to the continuity of your staffing firm, it’s critical to take the time to review the relationship and look for warning signs that your provider might be underperforming. When reviewing your payroll funder, consider whether full-service or money-only best serves your business. In addition to advancing most […]

How to choose the right business structure for your staffing agency business

The business structure you choose for your staffing firm will have far-reaching consequences, so choose carefully. This decision will affect your personal legal liability, how the firm can raise the money it needs to operate, the paperwork you will be required to file and what you — and your firm — will pay in taxes. […]

How outsourcing your staffing agency back office functions can save you time and money

There’s a lot to think about as you’re running your staffing firm. And with all those to-dos jostling for position, invoicing your clients can get lost in the shuffle. While your mind is likely working through ways to grow your business, critical yet tedious and time-consuming administrative duties can be left unaddressed. That could lead […]

The importance of knowing your clients’ creditworthiness for payroll factoring and more

Creditworthiness might not be top of mind while you’re negotiating a deal with a potential client. However, it’s something you shouldn’t ignore. It does little good to win business if the client doesn’t pay or goes bankrupt mid-contract. That’s why, before you sign a contract, it’s important to evaluate your potential client’s credit. As Michael […]

How to price your staffing services

Setting the prices for your staffing firm’s services can be tricky. Some of the costs that you need to cover are obvious — the pay rate of the worker, employer taxes (FICA, Medicare, SUTA, and FUTA), workers compensation, any benefits that are paid, plus overhead. But determining the remainder of the markup is difficult, especially […]

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 […]

Advantages of Payroll Funding for Staffing Companies

Being the middle man can have its disadvantages, especially if you’re a staffing agency. The payment structure that makes staffing agencies profitable – invoice for services – causes delays in payment processing that can make it difficult to pay employees on time. However, there are organizations that specialize in payroll funding for staffing companies that […]

Full-service versus money-only payroll factoring

Most factoring companies offer two payroll factoring options: money only and full service. Money-only factoring is strict payroll funding without any additional services. With full-service factoring, the factor provides administrative support, including filing payroll taxes, sending invoices, paying temporary employees and making collections. Both options have their merits, and your choice depends on your staffing […]

Why staffing agency software isn’t just for large firms

Staffing agency software is designed for a wide range of staffing agencies — regardless of employee size, revenue or the complexity of your operations. It can be tempting to think that smaller firms can get by with spreadsheets and generic accounting software, but that’s just not the case anymore. Today’s best staffing agency software solutions […]