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Give Your Staffing Firm Feedback to Get Better Results

Help your staffing service help you. Continuous improvement should be a goal of any business relationship – your relationship with your staffing provider is no exception.  Help your staffing firm deliver better results by providing them with frequent, measurable feedback.  By letting them know what they’re doing right, as well as how they can improve,… Read More »

Top Advantages of Temporary Employment

Recently downsized or laid off?  New to the workforce?  Looking to earn extra cash?  Trying to break into a new field? Consider working as a temporary.  Today’s staffing firms employee millions of individuals in virtually all fields of work, from day labor to executive, and offer a variety of advantages: Flexible work options.  Work when and where you… Read More »

Why Temp-to-Perm May Not Yield the Best Hire

Over the years, so many companies have called UNITEMP and placed and order for a temporary employee on a temp-to-perm basis.  The “try before you buy” concept does work in some cases; but frankly, I don’t think it’s the most effective way to consistently produce the best hires. Why? Consider how likely it is that the superstar… Read More »

Reasons You Should Choose Temporary Work Over Unemployment

If you’ve recently fallen victim to downsizing or or a layoff, you may be tempted to file for unemployment benefits.  But in my opinion, temporary work is a much better option.  Here’s why: Keep your skills sharp.  If you don’t use it, you lose it.  No matter what field you work in – administrative, technical, professional… Read More »

Overtime vs. Temporary Staffing – A Cost Analysis

You’ve just won a three-month contract with a major new client – congratulations!  Now, you need to figure out how to get the extra work done.  Should you pay your current employees overtime, or bring in temporary help?  Consider the following sample cost analysis.  It is based on an annual salary of $40,000 ($20.51/hr.), vs. time-and-one-half… Read More »

The Business Advantages of Temporary On-Demand Personnel

If your business is like most, you’ve already tightened your belt, trimming your core staff and budgets, to weather the recession.  You’re running a “lean and mean” organization – with just enough people to get the job done. This is a great position to be in from an expense standpoint, but what are your plans when business picks back… Read More »

Ways Staffing Services Can Decrease Employment Costs

The time and costs associated with recruiting, screening, testing and hiring employees are significant.  So why do it?  If your personnel needs are short-term, seasonal or project-oriented, consider working with a staffing service.  A staffing firm can provide access to the talent you need, while eliminating many employment related expenses, including: Recruiting.  A staffing service can assume responsibility… Read More »

The Keys to Getting a Job Promotion

Have you ever noticed that some people always seem to end up climbing the career ladder faster than everyone else?  While it could be because Mom or Dad is the boss, more than likely it’s because they work hard and follow these five tips: Always display a positive attitude. Your attitude can be a powerful self-fulfilling prophecy.  If you… Read More »

ICE Announces 10-Day Window for Minor Corrections to I-9 Forms

Did you know… Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the policing division of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has announced a 10-day window for employers to correct minor errors found on audited I-9 forms. ICE is currently on a nationwide sweep to check employer maintenance of the I-9 form, which is used to… Read More »

Staffing Employees: Extraordinary Human Resources

What’s the single most important variable in the success (or failure) of your business? Your staff. Steven Berchem, Certified Staffing Professional and Vice President of the American Staffing Association, posted a great article on the ASA website which addresses the ways today’s businesses are using staffing to gain real competitive advantage.  Here are a few… Read More »