One of the most difficult aspects of contract staffing from a recruiter's perspective is funding the payroll. The nature of contract staffing requires you, as the employer of the contractors, to pay the contractors BEFORE you are paid by the client. While you pay your contractors weekly or at least every other week, it could be 30 to 90 days before you receive payment from the clients. You could have several thousand dollars outstanding at any one time for just one…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 26, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments
While recruiting is ultimately a rewarding profession, it's one that comes with it's share of stress and frustration. Many recruiters shy away from contract staffing because they think it will only add to their stress. But in fact, contract staffing can help relieve many common causes of recruiter stress, including:
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 22, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Employee referrals. Assessment tests. Exhaustive interview processes.
These are all strategies that companies use to make sure they hire workers who are qualified AND are good cultural fits. But many are finding these longstanding techniques are not enough and are turning to "try-before-you-buy" methods to help ensure successful hires.
This was a hot topic at a recent…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 20, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments
Like nearly everyone in business, we have been building our social media presence over the past few years. As recruiters see us out on social media sites, we often get questions about the "right" way to use them. Because most of our exposure and experience is from LinkedIn, many of the questions we receive surround this site. Here are the "Five Ws" of LinkedIn marketing we have learned through our own efforts.
As with any marketing effort, your success is…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 12, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments
Contract staffing is surrounded by a number of myths and misconceptions. These myths often keep recruiters from enjoying the increased sales, steady cash flow, and client loyalty that come from offering contract staffing.
Here is a summary of the top five contract staffing myths . . . and why they are not true:
Myth 2: My clients don't need contractors.
Truth: According to the…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 6, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments