Limitations of Bank Payroll Funding

When you’re starting a staffing agency, a bank is often the first place that comes to mind when you’re looking for payroll funding. However, just because banks are the traditional means of finance doesn’t mean they are the right option for your business. There are several downsides to bank payroll funding.   It takes time. […]

Temporary staffing employment screening: How often, when, why and how?

Screening your temporary staffing employees is critical — you want to make sure the workforce you’re sending out is appropriate for the job and protect yourself against any potential liabilities. “We screen employees on a daily basis,” says the vice president of sales and operations at a large Cleveland-based staffing firm that specializes in the […]

Should You Stay or Should You Go? How to Deal with Difficult Clients Without Losing Your Cool

If you run any type of business you’ve probably had at least a few clients or customers that give you a knot in your stomach when you see their email pop up in your inbox or their phone number flash on your caller ID. They’re the “problem clients.” They never seem to have a good […]

What to Look for in a Factor

Deciding to pursue temp factoring is the first step, but what should staffing firms, including those who are starting a staffing agency, look for in a factor? Bruce Friedman, Business Services & Outsourcing Partner at BDO, recommends asking peers within the staffing industry for referrals. “Ask around and see if you know somebody who has used the […]

6 Ways to Create Longevity with Your Temp Clients

An agency’s long-term success depends on creating and maintaining lasting relationships with your clients. Incorporating a few simple habits will enable you to have a steady client base that will keep your agency busy for years to come. Client relationship experts and clients themselves share their insight in these tips to help you grow, develop […]

Why staffing agencies struggle with payroll costs

Paying employees regularly, on time, is what allows you to retain a reliable workforce, which keeps your staffing agency in business. Payroll costs take up a high portion of your staffing agency’s total expenses, making effective management of payroll activities even more critical. Here are some of the leading reasons that staffing agencies get into […]

Technology planning for your staffing agency

How to improve productivity using staffing agency software and mobile technologies The digital revolution has created ample opportunity in recruitment and related back office responsibilities for staffing agencies. Productivity-enhancing technology can take many forms in staffing, from mobile apps to boost hiring efforts to staffing agency software that keeps your business producing. Here are some […]

Determining your staffing niche

To determine your staffing niche, think about the intelligence and experience of yourself and your key management personnel. Then evaluate your strengths and weaknesses to determine where your center of expertise lies.   If you have experience as a temporary staffing employee in the administrative niche, it makes sense to target that niche because you […]