Staffing Strategic Goals Identify the Goal-Centric Agency

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Do you discuss Staffing Strategic Goals with your staffing agency? You should. How do you know if your staffing agency is goal centric? Read on to find out more. It’s a good time to think about during 2018 planning. When answering the question, your staffing agency should be able to frame their goals in terms… Read more »

Staffing Safety and the OSHA 2017 Top 10 List

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What about Staffing Safety? The recent preliminary OSHA 2017 Top 10 List begs the question: How do you ensure your staffing agency’s culture of safety is aligned with yours? Do you know what your staffing agency looks for when they do client-qualification staffing safety site inspection? It’s not (or should not be) a secret.  Ask… Read more »

Staffing and Hiring – HR Leaders Accelerate Into 2018

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Early preparation for 2018 is the best method to gain competitive advantage. Don’t wait for the new year to come to you, accelerate HR activity now as it approaches. Evaluate and change staffing and hiring strategy today. Want to know more? Call Barton Staffing Solutions NOW, or read on. Old Way vs. New Way Many… Read more »

ACA Surcharge Reduces Co-Employment Risk

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Corporations benefited from the ACA in one big way. ACA Surcharge reduces co-employment risk.  Barton Staffing Solutions clients have known and benefited from this. Regardless of your position on the ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) it drove industry interest in clarifying whose employees are whose. In particular, temporary workers are the Staffing Agency’s… Read more »

Safety and Quality Go Hand in Hand

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Safety and Quality are sister pillars of a good corporate culture. Recently, our team sent two more people to the OSHA 30 hour certification training. Barton Staffing Solutions invests in training because it adds value to our service level. Safety and quality differentiates Barton Staffing Solutions from other staffing agencies. Our corporate culture is built… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »