Pamela Bovaird's Blog (6)

Bait and Switch, Consultant increases rate when customer wants to hire

Just had a consultant interview who wants to change the rate now that the customer wants to hire them. This consultant has to go in at a lower rate than they are used to cause the customer cannot get the req approved otherwise. It is only for a short time and so this person only has to deal with these types of pay issues until the economy gets better.

Our job sure is difficult sometimes. Working with people always presents extra challenges that working at a computer may… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on June 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Any comments? Or should I not be asking these questions?

For those of you who work in agencies and are placing contractors I have some questions for you.

What are agencies getting for Markups on Contractors these days, Percentage?

How many of you are offering benefits on W-2 contractors? If so, what are you offering?

How many do not offer benefits on W-2 contractors?

How many of you are placing 1099's, and how often?

What is the average number of contractors a Recruiter should have on assignment,… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on June 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Check out this Insurance Requirement !!!

They want this for insurance:

Employers Liability $500,000 per occurrences

Commercial Auto $1,000,000 combined single limit on any vehicles and $1,000,000 property damage liability

$1,000,000 general liability with $2,000,000 aggregate

Company Endorsement

“Separation of Interest” Clause


Umbrella Coverage with $4,000,000 limit per occurrence in aggregate

Errors and Omissions $1,000,000 with $2,000,000 aggregate.

There is some other… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on May 29, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

What it takes to become #1 on the search engines

If you want to get your site ranked you should do the following.

Pam Bovaird was the Top Sales Person for 10 months straight at Pamela now owns a Technical Staffing Agency, and her website is ranked at the top of several search engines for very competitive keyword phrases.

These are the ABC's of SEO.

Keyword analyses

Keywords listed in order of priority.

Writing copy to reflect the chosen keywords in order of… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on May 27, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The End of a Good Thing or the Beginning of Something Big

Someone just told me he is busy, cause there are fewer people to do the job. Unfortunately, this individual had to lay some people off in the past few months.

He sounded down.

I told him it is all about attitude. He can either be high or low and it is hard to be high if everyone around him is low. Yet, it is hard to be low if he is so busy he doesn’t have time to dwell on it.

You would think, If you had the chance you would keep your attitude high, cause it… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on April 17, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

To Recruiters' who need a Website and want to be ranked at the top of Google

To those of you who have decided to venture out on your own and have little money for marketing I have a solution for you.

Putting together a website that is attractive on a shoestring budget is next to impossible especially in today’s economy. Creating a website that tells your story and reaches a vast audience with your story is even more challenging. Though, referring potential clients and candidates to your website gives tremendous credibility, especially if you are a Technical… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on April 11, 2009 at 9:08pm — No Comments


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