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 »

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 »

Minimum Wage Is Relative

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There is a lot of talk around minimum wage lately. Many opinions about what it should be, or why it’s hard to fill jobs at minimum wage, and a myriad of other topics. One observation is clear.  Minimum wage is relative. Regulatory bodies see it as relative to a living wage.  As a firm, you… 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 »

10 Cost Factors and Sneaky Tricks To Avoid In Assessing Markup and Fees

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There are 10 cost factors you should know when assessing markup and fees. Staffing firms with corporate values and an organizational culture that is defined by an ethical operation can help you learn about the sneaky tricks some firms use to extract money from their clients. Just ask. The point of this blog is two fold:… 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 »

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 »

Don’t Forget Human Resources In Your QBR Agenda

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It’s QBR season, or maybe it was a week or so ago for your company. QBR is short for Quarterly Business Review. Don’t forget human resources in your QBR agenda. Often, executive leadership teams use the QBR to focus the company’s attention on the sales pipeline to ensure that the financial goals set at the… Read more »