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 »

Employer Responsibility, OSHA and Temporary Employees

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A recent article on the US Department of Labor website under OSHA states: “…OSHA recommends that the temporary staffing agency and the host employer set out their respective responsibilities for compliance with applicable OSHA standards…” Temporary staffing inside your company is more and more visible as regulations around employer responsibility, OSHA and temporary employees become… Read more »

6 PPE Rules For Personal Protection Equipment Best Practices

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Temporary workers are often assigned to work at locations where personal protection equipment (PPE) is required to perform the job. Your temporary staffing agency, or the company you are assigned to, should provide you with required standard PPE equipment.  Here are 6 PPE rules for personal protection equipment best practices. Some items, you may choose… Read more »

Downstream Effects: Revisit Day Labor vs. Skilled Temporary Staffing

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  The Barton Staffing Solutions Blog from February 19 struck a chord with many readers. (See: Five Advantages Skilled Temporary Staffing Provides Over Day Labor.) There were employees and managers that commented privately about how their firm operates.  They asked not to be identified, but the points made are worth a follow-up here. The common… Read more »

9 Point Safety Assessment Your Staffing Firm Should Perform – Do They?

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It’s an obvious decision for companies to provide a safe workplace for full time employees on their direct payroll. It is equally important to provide a safe workplace for temporary employees. Often, they work in the same environment. It’s to your company’s benefit for your staffing firm to perform a safety assessment. If they don’t provide that service,… Read more »

Workplace Spoken Language, Safety Issue You Cannot Ignore

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In today’s office, shop floor and other business and industrial settings, don’t overlook workplace language safety, an issue you cannot ignore. As a staffing and recruiting partner, Barton Staffing Solutions regularly discusses these topics with clients. While a safety issue, it’s also a business opportunity – read on! In Europe, where there are several languages, and… Read more »

10 Ways To Blow Your Temporary Job On The First Day

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Blow your temporary job! That caught your eye, didn’t it. Like a nuclear reaction, getting your first day wrong is likely irreversible. Here are some things to avoid. Some of these are obvious, some are funny, others are sad. Unfortunately, these have all happened. You can bet this list is not exhaustive. I’ve saved some… Read more »

Real Questions To Ask About Screening For Safety

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You’ve heard the screening for safety claims and statements made by staffing companies. Everyone says they have your safety interests in mind. Statements like: “Thousands of screened applicants…” or “Workers have the all skills…” or “We supply the safety equipment…” “We manage all your occupational risk…” These claims sound good, but do they pass the test of… Read more »

10 Reasons Why A Local Staffing Agency Beats National Providers

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From time to time, we are asked this question. Both new clients and past clients (that tried a national firm, and want to come back to Barton Staffing Solutions) that ask: “Why are local staffing agencies better than national providers?”  There are some simple reasons, backed up by common sense, simple logic and the evidence… Read more »

Have Your Staffing Agency Partners Passed Safety Qualification?

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In last Friday’s blog, “Did You Know Barton Staffing Solutions Offers Formal Skills Testing?”, we discussed the importance of applicant skills testing. You should also be asking: “How well tested and qualified are my recruiting and staffing agency partners?” In particular, to understand the qualifications for applicants and candidates, and to determine how well aligned they are… Read more »