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 »

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 »

Training For Future Competitive Advantage

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From an operations standpoint, employees get done what we place on the production schedule. They improve efficiency and effectiveness making current products with training and experience. Equal emphasis on training for future competitive advantage is key to sustainable industry leadership for any company. Operational managers and human resource leaders must look one, two, and more… Read more »

Treat Temporary Employees Like You Want Them to Treat Customers

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As the Bureau of Labor statistics show, the temporary staffing job sector is growing faster than most other job types. Increasingly more evident is the shift companies are making to use a contingent workforce to support and accelerate corporate objectives.  Your company is probably also making this adjustment. One thing that hasn’t changed is that it takes… Read more »

Practice Makes Temporary Workers Better Job Seekers

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At Barton Staffing Solutions, we have a sister division, Barton Professional Placement. A recent general observation about who makes the best job seekers was made. As it should be, in most ways, you cannot tell a temporary worker apart from an internal full-time worker. However, practice makes temporary workers better job seekers. Here are the… Read more »

OSHA ASA Safety Alliance Benefits Member Staffing Agencies

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Last week, during ASA’s Staffing Law Conference, the ASA and OSHA leadership announced an alliance. A preview of the alliance was shared at the ISSA (Illinois Search and Staffing Association) Midwest Conference earlier this month. The OSHA ASA safety alliance supports industry and association member efforts to protect temporary worker safety and ultimately improve workplace… Read more »

Survey Identifies Reasons Companies Benefit From Staffing Agencies

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Earlier this month, the Illinois Search and Staffing Association held their annual Midwest Conference in Chicago. Richard Wahlquist, CEO of the American Staffing Association, shared insights into the staffing industry including survey statistics from Inavero about reasons companies benefit from staffing agencies. Are you sitting on the fence considering a decision to partner with a… Read more »