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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Get to Know Your Staffing Partner Business Values

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Great leaders know that a “Win Win” partnership does not mean they win twice, and their partner loses twice. Yet, it’s easy to see how partnerships can become lopsided, when business values are not evident. To have a good business relationship with your staffing agency, your partnership must be based on real mutual benefit. Clients… Read more »

8 Reasons Not To Compromise Workforce Ethics Over E-Verify

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Our team talks with dozens of clients, and hundreds of applicants each week. Occasionally, clients tell us of agencies that boast of their “non-E-Verify office.” Our clients tell us how these agencies market, sell or pitch their non-E-Verify office as a unique value proposition they provide over other staffing firms. How is taking avoidable risk… Read more »

5 Reasons Temporary Staffing Disciplinary Policies Make Sense

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Most temporary employees will never need to know that a disciplinary process exists. However, They are a necessary policy in today’s workplace. More and more, clients are asking to see them as a decision making criteria before selecting a staffing firm. Temporary staffing disciplinary policies make sense. To be clear, good disciplinary policies are a… Read more »