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 »

2 Secrets To Find Temporary Jobs (Psst! Texting and Twitter)

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Ever wonder how your friends always have temporary work one Barton Staffing Solutions assignment after another with no down time between them? They seem to be “experts” and always find temporary jobs one after another.  Here’s their two secrets. First: They keep up-to-date cell phone contact information with Barton Staffing Solutions. Second: They follow @BartonStaffing on… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »