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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 »

Get to Know Your Staffing Partner Business Values

Great leaders know that a “Win Win” partnership does not mean they win twice, and their partner loses twice. Yet, it’s easy to see how partnerships can become lopsided, when business values are not evident. To have a good business relationship with your staffing agency, your partnership must be based on real mutual benefit. Clients… Read more »

8 Reasons Not To Compromise Workforce Ethics Over E-Verify

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 »

The Secret To Engaging And Retaining The Best Temporary Workforce

How many times do we hear the question: “What is the secret to getting and retaining the best temporary workforce? The initial company response seems to be: “look for, and start a search for a new staffing firm, and engage with the one that has the highest volume, biggest, or other non-workforce-related metric. Why not… Read more »

5 Reasons Temporary Staffing Disciplinary Policies Make Sense

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 »