Set A Temporary Workforce Ratio Goal – Ideas for 2014

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As 2014 approaches, no doubt your planning meetings have been filled with idea generation, investment proposals, innovation initiatives, and other activities for the coming year. One that may not have reached the discussion table is a temporary workforce ratio goal. That is, a target goal for the ratio of temporary workers to full-time equivalent workers… Read more »

Positioning Short Job Tenure When It’s Not Job Hopping

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Last Monday’s blog described the shift toward staffing and temporary jobs as an increasingly greater part of the economy. If you are a temporary employee of a temporary staffing firm, you may be struggling with how to write your resume. Today’s blog is about positioning short job tenure, when it’s not job hopping, on your resume to… Read more »

Stereotype Job Hopping, Recruiters Must Dig Deeper

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Reviewing today’s candidates takes just a little more effort than most Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are designed for. Understandably, your ATS allows you to filter candidates in your database for longevity in their position(s). A Legacy ATS may stereotype job hopping applicants incorrectly. You must dig deeper. 20 years ago (before the turn of the century) perhaps… Read more »

Best Practices Customer-based Planning

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Continuing with our Best Practices Series, today’s post is an invitation for feedback – read to the end and become involved in a new level of Barton Staffing Solutions’ customer-based planning. A little background. For more than 15 years, Barton Staffing Solutions has involved clients in its future planning. Phone calls and other ongoing touch… Read more »

Best Practices Recruiter Metrics

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Continuing with our Best Practices Series, today’s post is a discussion on best practices recruiter metrics. Staffing agencies must manage their business through metrics and analytics like any other business. These cover finance, operations, and other performance metrics that can optimize business. Recruiter metrics are interesting for a variety of reasons. As a client, you… Read more »

Best Practices Staffing Industry Mobility New State Law January 2014

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Continuing with our Best Practices Series, today’s post is a reminder for everyone. January 2014 brings a new Illinois state law requiring drivers to use hands-free devices while driving. This is a great opportunity to review best practices staffing industry mobility and the new state law. This new law forces us to revisit business practices… Read more »

Best Practices Temporary Staffing Referrals

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On the success of our Tends and Impact blog series – which will continue as we see new trends emerge, the Barton Staffing Solutions blog kicks off a new series of Staffing Industry Best Practices blogs. This new series will focus on best practices that clients, temporary employees, and the industry can adopt to increase… Read more »