Full-service versus money-only payroll factoring

Most factoring companies offer two payroll factoring options: money only and full service. Money-only factoring is strict payroll funding without any additional services. With full-service factoring, the factor provides administrative support, including filing payroll taxes, sending invoices, paying temporary employees and making collections. Both options have their merits, and your choice depends on your staffing […]

Why staffing agency software isn’t just for large firms

Staffing agency software is designed for a wide range of staffing agencies — regardless of employee size, revenue or the complexity of your operations. It can be tempting to think that smaller firms can get by with spreadsheets and generic accounting software, but that’s just not the case anymore. Today’s best staffing agency software solutions […]

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 is payroll factoring an effective form of financing for small businesses?

Payroll factoring is a perfect form of staffing agency finance for small businesses because the process is quick and easy. In payroll factoring, you sell your accounts receivables invoices for a fee to obtain immediate cash. Your clients then pay the factor. This type of staffing agency finance allows you to manage your agency’s cash […]

Five Steps To Winning Over An Unhappy Customer

No matter how careful you are, something is eventually bound to go wrong with a customer account. How your team responds to a dissatisfied customer can be the difference between lost business and a renewed relationship. Here are five steps to take to turnaround a bad situation — and to make sure it doesn’t happen […]

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 […]