Trends & Impact Series #2: Unemployment Costs

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Welcome to the second in the series of Staffing Industry Trends and Impact blogs from Barton Staffing Solutions. Today’s topic is Unemployment Costs.  These topics are the result of many RFP renewal requests we receive this time of year. As industry thought leaders, we share our observations to elevate the entire industry. On to today’s… Read more »

Trends & Impact Series #1: Safety In The Workplace

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Welcome to Safety In The Workplace, the first in this series of Staffing Industry Trends and Impact blogs from Barton Staffing Solutions. At this time of the year, Barton Staffing Solutions renews a number of corporate contracts. Large enterprise customers are particularly effective in evaluating their vendors using RFP processes and tools such as Ariba,… Read more »

Have An Interview: Do You Know Where You Are Going?

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So, you just aced the call with your recruiter. And now you have an interview for your next job. What should you do first?  Well, there are dozens of articles out there that outline what you need to do during the interview. And many more on how to prepare for the interview in advance. Absolutely,… Read more »

5 Reasons Temporary Staffing Employment Diversity Is Good For You

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The American Staffing Association (ASA) regularly survey’s the industry, and identifies the current top reasons employees choose to work as a temporary employee through a staffing company like Barton Staffing Solutions. These reasons seem to focus on factors of temporary staffing employment diversity in terms of work and workplace that temporary workers prefer. We try… Read more »

Temporary Staffing Is Not Job Hopping: Managers Take Note

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We work with candidates all the time helping them position their work experience to the best advantage.  Temporary staffing is not job hopping – it is continuity of role, at multiple companies. The obvious challenge is positioning a temporary staffing candidate effectively in their resume. Consider the candidate that holds three assignments performing the same role… Read more »

8 Reasons To Choose A Regional Temporary Staffing Firm

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Barton Staffing Solutions is asked regularly: why should we choose a local or regional temporary staffing firm over a huge national or franchise-based temp agency. We are often asked this question when a national, or global company is “standardizing” on their vendor for temporary staffing in an effort to cut costs. Of course, there are many… Read more »

Temporary Staffing Retention Matters

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The title may seem like it is in conflict. Temporary staffing retention. You might ask, “if it’s temporary, what does retention mean?” Or, “how can retention apply to temporary staffing?” For all temporary staffing assignments and workforce engagements, whether short-term, long-term and unbounded, retention does matter. Over the past few weeks on the Barton Staffing… Read more »

A Dozen Ways to Ace Your Next Temporary Employee Interview

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Many companies perform a temporary employee interview “on the job.”  Staffing Agencies hear it all the time: “Send over the candidates that meet the qualifications, and we’ll put them on the job. These employers are performing an interview by observation. They are looking for several things in the candidates including: a positive attitude, willingness to… Read more »

5 Essential Factors All Successful Job Seekers Possess

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The baseline for successful job seekers to compete in the job market effectively continues to require more and more. There are many things required, for sure, but these five essential factors are must-have elements in your job search. They are equally important for temporary employee job seekers. A temporary employee must invest continual effort to… Read more »

Good Recruiters Deliver Candidates – Great Recruiters Build Trust

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What is that special something that changes your view of staffing agencies, and what they can do for your business and be as your partner in achieving exceptional outcomes? Good recruiters deliver candidates while truly great recruiters build trust. Building trust is a function of the culture and ethics of the agency they work for…. Read more »