Illinois HB-690 Crisis For Business

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Illinois HB-690 Crisis for Business. If you haven’t heard, this bill is on the verge of driving business – critical business like Manufacturing – out of the state of Illinois. Take action – at the end of this blog you’ll find contact information for your state representative, state senator, and the Governor. To be clear,… Read more »

Outsourced to India Sources Say

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Outsourced to India? Not here. What kind of staffing company do you want building your team? Our people are our greatest asset and they are here to stay. It’s hard to understand how being on opposite sides of the planet promotes working together toward your most critical business goals. Earlier this year, the Milwaukee Business Journal… Read more »

Operations Timing vs. On-Boarding Requirements

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Don’t forget to plan time for “On-Boarding Requirements” when you place a job order that is driving the timing of your operation.  The staffing firm’s hiring processes and the client’s unique on-boarding requirements should be taken into consideration. How long does it take to fill a job order?  The short answer: “It depends!” Notwithstanding the pressure… Read more »

Recruiter vs. Workforce Management Solutions Partner

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If you are a CEO or senior leader, do you consider your search and staffing firm to be (1) just a recruiter of labor? Or, do you rely on your search and staffing firm as (2) a true strategic workforce management solutions partner? Ponder those two questions for a moment. Strategic partners are deeply engaged… Read more »

Is Your Staffing Agency’s ACA Surcharge A Rip-Off?

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Is your staffing agency’s Affordable Care Act – ACA surcharge a rip-off?  How would you know?  What questions would you ask?  It comes down to marginal cost economics and alignment of business philosophy and values with your agency. [Note: There are many factors that drive pricing. This blog initializes a dialog focused on ACA factors.  Not all… Read more »

Trends Driving Change In Staffing for 2015

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As the end of the year draws near, final results are tallied for the past year, and budgets are developed for the coming year, what trends driving change in staffing for 2015, will drive your planning? The Chinese proverb says: “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls while others build windmills.” As… Read more »

Nine Factors of Truth in Pricing Staffing Services

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Understanding pricing staffing services can be challenging if you don’t have the facts.  At Barton Staffing Solutions we feel being transparent is critical to clearing up the confusion for our clients. Last year, our blog titled “Differentiating 5 Factors When Choosing a Staffing Firm” identified the fifth of its five points as “Value-based Pricing.” If you want to be… Read more »

Turnover Rate vs. Root Cause

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As the summer winds down, and Fall is imminent, preparing your operation for a solid end-of-year run becomes top of mind.  Things like shortened timeframes, and workforce shortfalls can affect the final output for the year. One topic that has taken center stage at many of our clients is Turnover.  In July, there was also… Read more »

3 Questions To Determine If Your Staffing Agency Relationship Is A Partnership Or Just a Transaction

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When building and strengthening your staffing agency relationship, are you focused on transactions or a partnership? As a reminder, transactions are measured by activity.  Partnerships are measured by results and outcomes. Human resources professionals, operations managers and other decision maker engaging with temporary staffing to get work done are ultimately measured on two factors: 1)… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Temporary Employees Quit Right After They Start

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There are many personal reasons why temporary employees quit a job right after they start on your assignment. However, as the host employer, there may be reasons under your your control that you can adjust in your on-boarding process or other factors. Here is the short list from our observations. Pay. Believe it or not,… Read more »