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 »

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 »

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 »

The Secret To Engaging And Retaining The Best Temporary Workforce

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How many times do we hear the question: “What is the secret to getting and retaining the best temporary workforce? The initial company response seems to be: “look for, and start a search for a new staffing firm, and engage with the one that has the highest volume, biggest, or other non-workforce-related metric. Why not… Read more »

10 Questions To Ask In Diagnosing Temporary Employee Turnover

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When you experience it, spend some time diagnosing temporary employee turnover. A revolving door is not good for business. Employees come and go, and that’s to be expected, but the rate for temporary employee turnover should mimic your normal full time employee turnover. The root cause may be internal, it may be external, it may… Read more »

Work With Your Staffing Firm To Resign Temporary Staffing Gracefully

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It happens, many of the best temporary workers move beyond their existing roles and resign temporary staffing and the firm that employed them. Remember to work with your staffing firm when resigning temporary staffing positions. Just like in any employer-employee relationship, your work history and your network depends on maintaining a good relationship. Sometimes temporary… Read more »

Five Ways To Know Your Staffing Firm Is The Right One

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How do you know your staffing firm or agency is right for your company? How do you know they are giving you what you need as they send over the talent you need? Explore these five ways to know your temporary staffing firm is right. History of earned trust. Ask around to your colleagues and competitors… Read more »

Non-Exclusive Recruiting – A Misguided Assumption For 5 Reasons

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In the staffing and recruiting industry, one misconception persists. Positioning multiple providers to compete to fill the same positions is a good thing. This can happen in the day to day decision in your company for a number of reasons – many of them based on misguided assumptions that it will cause a change. Sometimes… Read more »

Lack of a Sense of Urgency Gives Away Staffing Competitive Advantage

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The recruiting and staffing industry is based on a partnership between the employer client, the agency and the employee. In the best situations, all parties collaborate together with a sense of urgency to achieve common results. Without a sense of urgency, staffing completive advantage is given away. While common in the staffing process, this is… Read more »

5 Reasons Temporary Staffing Sales Positions Will Not Work

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Recently, we were asked to fill a temporary staffing position for a sales role. This request had never come up before. This was a reasonably well-paid job that the employer was looking to us as a staffing company to find, hire, and payroll a sales person to sell their product. In analyzing this situation, we developed… Read more »