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3 Questions To Determine If Your Staffing Agency Relationship Is A Partnership Or Just a Transaction

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 »

The Secret To Become A Temporary Employee Hero ? ( Referrals ! )

Good temporary employees know they deliver a service to their host employer that they need to achieve corporate goals. Great temporary employees know how to become a hero with their agency. At a minimum, and similar to any other full time (non-temporary) position, temporary employees must “perform” at or exceed the expected performance level for… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Temporary Employees Quit Right After They Start

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

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

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 »

Practice Makes Temporary Workers Better Job Seekers

At Barton Staffing Solutions, we have a sister division, Barton Professional Placement. A recent general observation about who makes the best job seekers was made. As it should be, in most ways, you cannot tell a temporary worker apart from an internal full-time worker. However, practice makes temporary workers better job seekers. Here are the… Read more »

Tell Your Staffing Recruiter About Your Summer Vacation

Seriously, tell your staffing recruiter about your summer vacation – BEFORE you take it. About this time of year, people are looking for ways to get a little more time with family, go to a barbecue, spend time at the lake, or even take a trip to see the sites. As a temporary employee, take… Read more »

Would You Hire You? Temporary Workers With A Permanent Attitude

In the temporary staffing business, it’s sometimes easy to lose focus that this is a real job. Great temporary staffing firms like Barton Staffing Solutions look for temporary workers with a permanent attitude. Not a bad attitude, but the same positive attitude and work behavior of a permanent employee. Many people in temporary staffing positions… Read more »

OSHA ASA Safety Alliance Benefits Member Staffing Agencies

Last week, during ASA’s Staffing Law Conference, the ASA and OSHA leadership announced an alliance. A preview of the alliance was shared at the ISSA (Illinois Search and Staffing Association) Midwest Conference earlier this month. The OSHA ASA safety alliance supports industry and association member efforts to protect temporary worker safety and ultimately improve workplace… Read more »

Survey Identifies Reasons Companies Benefit From Staffing Agencies

Earlier this month, the Illinois Search and Staffing Association held their annual Midwest Conference in Chicago. Richard Wahlquist, CEO of the American Staffing Association, shared insights into the staffing industry including survey statistics from Inavero about reasons companies benefit from staffing agencies. Are you sitting on the fence considering a decision to partner with a… Read more »