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 »

A Transition Plan: A True Test Of Ethics In Staffing

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Last week we shared some good guidelines for choosing a temp agency. Today, it seems logical to review “Transition Planning.” This manifests as a transition plan, and is a true test of ethics in staffing when considering a new temporary staffing provider. If you have decided to transition from one staffing agency to another, it may be… Read more »

Savvy Clients Build A Sustainable Staffing Agency Partnership

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Good partners understand each other’s business model. They know they can carry their part of the mutual beneficial partnership best by knowing how their partner’s business works. If one partner does not, the partnership is not sustainable. Savvy clients build a sustainable staffing agency partnership to ensure their operation runs smoothly across business demand and… 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 »

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 »

Five Ways To Know You Are Getting The Best Temporary Employees

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As you review whether your temporary staffing agency is the right one (yesterday’s blog) for your company, it seems valuable to examine ways to know you are getting the best temporary employees. Measuring your temporary staffing firm’s performance and alignment with your company’s goals and values is easy by looking at the employees that you… 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 »