So you’ve decided to start up a temporary/contract staffing company, and you would like to know what’s involved in ensuring success in your new venture. To follow are 10 tips for making your new venture a success.
1. Define Your Market
- Most entrepreneurs that start a staffing company come from within the industry. Some have worked for other agencies as a branch or regional manager, recruiter, or sales professional. Others have owned a staffing company, sold their company, then… Continue
Added by Dale Busbee on August 10, 2010 at 10:35pm —
This week, we call upon my friend Craig Morantz to instill his entrepreneurial knowledge upon us.
Craig’s company, Leed’s, is the second largest hard goods supplier in the $15B promotional product industry. They focus on bringing to market the innovative but useful products… Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on August 10, 2010 at 7:47pm —
Take yourself back ten years to the last throws of the Dot.Com Era and compare the difference between the amount of people available for job openings then to what we have today - way too many. When the economy is cooking and there are fewer people seeking work than available jobs, it’s all about finding people to do the work. When you have too many people for the jobs at hand, the real effort lies in making sure you get the right person for the job.
Pity the… Continue
Added by K.C. on August 10, 2010 at 6:29pm —
The big T word, the Transition from Military to Civilian!!!
For those transitioning out of the military… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 10, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
At SmashFly, we are committed to providing great customer service to our clients. We love our clients and above all else, we aim to make them as… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 10, 2010 at 9:20am —
When you’re in the midst of working, it’s hard to stop. The work can be both addictive and rote – a deadly combination if what you really need is an hour or two of quiet contemplation. Thus, the three words in the title above can often work at cross-purposes, even though each has its place.
Specifically: technology is not necessarily the same as innovation. Let’s say that your job board is popular and well liked… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 10, 2010 at 9:00am —
Recently, I was looking at the structure of different recruiting companies and how they compensate their recruiters. Recruiter compensation is a very interesting topic since there is no standardization in the industry. Our profession is not like a doctor (however, sometimes we can get paid like one), nurse, dentist where salaries and compensation are set by some governing board. Instead, recruiter compensation is all across the map. Some firms promise you a 'book of business' - (basically job… Continue
Added by Brian Pho on August 10, 2010 at 8:08am —
It’s easy to think social media is a trivial diversion, ideal for 20-something’s with an addiction to technology and too much time on their hands.
But I don’t think so. In fact, properly used, it is a highly sophisticated business development and relationship management tool, which has the ability to increase recruiter productivity exponentially.
Twelve months ago I wrote my first blog for ‘The Savage Truth’
. At about the same time I… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on August 6, 2010 at 4:29pm —
As we consider the reality of surpassing 400 million Americans by 2030, a global recession that continues to linger and a dramatic change in social lifestyle, the schematics of dating have taken on a new framework. Competition is higher and the quality of candidates has shrunken to some questionable lows. Mobile communication and Web 2.0 have reduced the percentage of time spend in actual intimate face to face settings and more and more of us are becoming desensitized to human… Continue
Added by Mark A. Leon on August 9, 2010 at 12:04am —
It had to happen one day.
It’s probably happened before and I’m sure this sorry story will be repeated many times in different forms until recruiters finally understand the power of social media, and it’s use for informing and engaging not just name gathering.
This week it happened to a recruiter I know…The Scene:
Candidate has an interview for an interim role with Company XXX. The interview goes well, and candidate is asked if they have any… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on August 8, 2010 at 5:25pm —
Today I find myself in a place that I had hoped never to return to, at least not just yet. I now have to apply myself to the recruiting merry-go-round as an applicant. It will be interesting to note if I will see in myself some of the behaviours seen from the other side of the fence. More importantly it will be very interesting to see how… Continue
Added by Gary Franklin on August 8, 2010 at 2:44pm —
I know half of my audience will be thinking of the P-Diddy song from a couple of years ago when they read the title although I took the title from a David Bowie song of the same name. I’m not even sure if it is the best
title for my ensuing… Continue
Added by David Jacks on August 5, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Many people think that one can recruit in any industry. Become a generalist and recruit in accounting, finance, engineering and manufacturing - it doesn't matter which industry. They think that if their recruiting skills are good enough, industry should not matter. Just get the competitors names and start sourcing people from phone directories, switchboards and operators and we're golden! Is this really true? I guess there are some aspects to truth in this approach to headhunting but the… Continue
Added by Brian Pho on August 6, 2010 at 8:58am —
Who are your best hires?
Aren’t they the ones that were in your little black… Continue
Added by K.C. on August 4, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The Recruiter’s Game of Hide and Seek… Continue
Added by Lea McKay on August 4, 2010 at 11:27am —
Added by Noel Cocca on August 4, 2010 at 10:36am —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
I love the saying "Throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks!" That's experimentation at it's finest in trying to solve important… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 3, 2010 at 4:30pm —
True story. Pete is a dear friend of mine. After eight years in recruitment, has decided that he’s had enough.
He’s had enough of the hours.
He’s had enough of the chasing.
He’s had enough of the competition.… Continue
Added by Adam Lewis on August 3, 2010 at 6:30am —
If you're a reader of my blog or if we've ever spent any time talking about the Recruiting and Staffing industry, then you know that I'm an advocate of constant change. Yes. Constant. Continue
You'd also know that I enjoy pushing the envelope in regards to just about anything considered "status quo" and…
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 3, 2010 at 10:45am —
I always worry if I am doing the right thing by telling a candidate not only are they interviewing for an opening but so is our second submittal. We always tell candidates we can submit 1 or 2 resumes per an opening. Which is true in some cases, dependent on the client. But are we really hurting ourselves when we are making ourselves look good?
More recently, this has happened repeatedly, I have had 2 of my own candidates up for the same job. They knew about each other. They… Continue
Added by Ashley Barker on August 2, 2010 at 6:00pm —