Instead of pitching great customer service, just do it

“We have the best customer service in the industry.” How many times have you heard that boast from salespeople with companies trying to get your business? Chances are that your account executives have used that tired old line themselves, or some variation of it, as they maintain focus on growing your staffing agency. However, there […]

Resolve to take time off work this year

There are only so many hours in the day, and if you’re serious about actually taking that beach vacation next summer, it’s time to start figuring out how you’ll get there. Here are some tips to help reassure you that your staffing agency can take up the slack while you’re away. Hire and train self-starters. […]

How to develop new revenue streams and increase profits to grow your staffing agency

Growing a staffing agency in a challenging economy can make for stress-filled days and restless nights. However, there are ways to introduce new revenue streams, generate additional revenue and keep more of the income you do bring in to your growing staffing agency. Here are some tips. Expand your placement offering. Permanent placement can be […]

How to protect your staffing firm from fraud through better hiring practices

Your reputation rests on the honesty of your talent. Your clients hold you responsible for the deeds or misdeeds of the talent you send them. You’re the gatekeeper, the bouncer at the door, and your staffing agency’s reputation depends on the behavior of the workers you send to your clients. Here’s how to be confident […]

Owning your niche: How your staffing agency can outmarket the competition

There were approximately U.S. 22,400 temporary help and permanent placement firms that had been in business more than a year in 2007, according to the most current U.S. Economic Census data available (American Staffing Association). As a result of the intense industry competition, more staffing agencies are changing their focus to specific niche services such […]

Get the most out of this year’s Staffing World

Our must-see sessions at this year’s conference It’s officially October, the season of crisp fall weather, pumpkins, colorful leaves and, of course, the staffing industry’s highly anticipated annual conference: Staffing World. For staffing industry professionals, Staffing World is the chance to brush up on what’s new and trending in the staffing industry, as well as […]

Why your payroll funding strategy can help – or hurt – your marketing efforts

Investing in marketing initiatives such as social media, direct mail and paid advertising can help your staffing firm move the needle on building your client base. But if you’re trying to keep costs in check, marketing is often one of the first investments that gets cut from the budget.   Want to make marketing a […]

Why aggressive sales tactics can backfire for your staffing firm

These mantras are as familiar to salespeople as they are commonplace in the business world. Don’t take no for an answer. Create a sense of urgency. Keep calling. But while trying to land a big client or close a big deal can be daunting – especially when your prospective client is difficult to pin down […]