Need a New Staffing Company? Third in a Series – Process II

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Our last blog in this series was the first on temporary staffing company process. As 2014 approaches, you may be reconsidering a new staffing company.  Your temporary staffing agency should have one! It will be clear when  the company you choose, has a process. What should you look for in a process? When assessing your… Read more »

Need A New Staffing Agency? First in a Series – Three Questions

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When Barton Staffing Solutions engages with a new client who tells us they are looking for a new staffing agency, when we first meet, we’ll ask three questions: What did you like about your previous staffing agency? What did you not like about your previous staffing agency? What is the one thing you want different… Read more »

Do You Know About Barton Professional Placement Group?

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Every once in a while, this Blog is an informational forum to share with our readers how Barton Staffing Solutions has grown to respond to the needs of our clients and customers. With the year ending, did you know about Barton Professional Placement Group – our direct-hire division? You know Barton Staffing Solutions’ reputation for temporary… Read more »

12 Reasons To Add Temporary Staffing – Ideas for 2014

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In Monday’s blog, we discussed increasing existing temporary staffing for 2014 and making it a company goal. Some of the feedback asked the question: “If we have no temporary employees, what is a good starting objective to add temporary staffing to the workforce mix?” Seems this is a question for both employers, and for employees to… Read more »

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 »