Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – January 2013 Archive (8)

Contract Staffing Hot in Business Professional Sector

As job creation in the professional arena continues to drive the economic recovery, the Business Professional and Support Staff sector is becoming one of the hottest areas for contract staffing.  

According to Top Echelon Contracting's (TEC) 2012 statistics, Business Professional and Support Staff contractors accounted for 25% of our contract placements, compared with 16% in 2011. The only sector to bring in more contractors last year was Healthcare.

This is no…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 31, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

The Danger of Using 1099 Independent Contractors to Avoid Obamacare

Employers are scrambling to find ways to avoid the dreaded "employer mandate" of the healthcare reform law, but those who think Independent Contractors are the answer should think again.

The employer mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide healthcare coverage to their employees. Even though the mandate doesn't kick in until 2014, employers are preparing…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 24, 2013 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

3 Incentives to Call Clients AFTER the Contract Placement

Ok, so you've made the contract placement and your candidate has been working for a couple of weeks.  Now what?

If you have outsourced their employment to a contract staffing back-office, there's really not anything else you HAVE to do, except collect your checks. But may we suggest that you call the client on a regular basis to follow-up on the placement? Successful contract staffing recruiters have shared some insightful reasons for regular…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 22, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

4 Reasons Why Not to Discount the Unemployed

If you have been in the recruiting industry for any length of time, you are probably familiar with what is known as the "unemployed mindset" - the tendency of employers to prefer currently employed candidates over those who are unemployed. This mindset has prevailed despite mass layoffs during the recession that put many on the unemployment lines through no fault of their own.

As the economy continues its sluggish recovery, some are still struggling to find work. Here…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 17, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Warming Up Your Contract Staffing Cold Calls

If you are like many recruiters, one of your New Year's resolutions may be to increase your recruiting cold calls. At the very least, you probably want to increase your placements in 2013, and cold calling can definitely help you do that.

The problem is, few recruiters like making cold calls.  But even with the Internet and traffic-driving social media tricks, nothing can quite replace getting on the phone and talking directly with prospective clients.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 15, 2013 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

How Obamacare Could Increase the Demand for Healthcare Contractors

While employers across the nation are grumbling about healthcare reform, you may just end up rejoicing if you are working the healthcare niche.

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts report predicts that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 11, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments

5 Recruiting Predictions for 2013

Everyone who is anyone is offering their predictions for what the biggest trends in recruiting and hiring will be in 2013, so we figured we might as well throw our hat in the ring.  Based on what we have read and discussions we have had with recruiters over the past year, here are our predictions for 2013:

  1. Employers will remain cautious about hiring. Although the fiscal cliff has been resolved, there is still a lot of economic uncertainty out there that is…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 8, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Stop Clients from Making a $50,000 Hiring Mistake

Everyone makes mistakes, but when it comes to hiring, those mistakes can be quite expensive.

Citing a CareerBuilder survey, J.J. Keller reported that 69% of businesses experienced a bad hire in 2012. Forty-one percent estimated the cost of that bad hire to be at least $25,000…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 3, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments


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