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Five Ways To Know You Are Getting The Best Temporary Employees

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

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

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

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 »

5 Reasons Temporary Staffing Sales Positions Will Not Work

Recently, we were asked to fill a temporary staffing position for a sales role. This request had never come up before. This was a reasonably well-paid job that the employer was looking to us as a staffing company to find, hire, and payroll a sales person to sell their product. In analyzing this situation, we developed… Read more »

3 Applicant Essentials For Temporary Staffing Candidates

The economy heats up and you are ready to get into the temporary staffing game. There are 3 applicant essentials you need, whether you are new to temporary staffing, reentering the job market, or looking for a change from your current role.  No matter where you are coming from, temporary staffing is a good place… Read more »

Applicant Supply And Demand Moves Fast As Economy Heats Up

At the end of the year, businesses make plans for the coming year. At the beginning of the year, there is a flurry of activity to execute those plans . This year is no different, and measured by dynamics felt in the applicant supply, and the corporate demand for qualified new hires and temporary staffing,… Read more »

Six Ways: How Does A Temporary Staffing Warranty Add Value?

Temporary staffing agencies offer a warranty to its clients – or should offer a warranty. If your agency does not, come talk to Barton Staffing Solutions about how we can provide better value and service as your temporary staffing agency. Simply put, a warranty is a service level commitment to clients within a timeframe. For… Read more »

5 Reasons to Hire For Behavior Over Experience

Traditional hiring is changing. Competitive companies are hiring for behavior over experience in order to extend their business advantage. Traditional job descriptions often have unrealistic requirements that make sourcing applicants difficult, delay hiring, reduce productivity, and ultimately give your competitors the advantage. Increase your company’s competitive advantage by opening the door to growth – hire… Read more »

10 Reasons Why A Local Staffing Agency Beats National Providers

From time to time, we are asked this question. Both new clients and past clients (that tried a national firm, and want to come back to Barton Staffing Solutions) that ask: “Why are local staffing agencies better than national providers?”  There are some simple reasons, backed up by common sense, simple logic and the evidence… Read more »