Today’s guest blogger is Judy Collins from TFI Resources, an NPA Alliance Partner. TFI Resources is a multi-state payroll service providing a full range of services to recruiters in the temporary, contract, and permanent placement industry by providing employer of record service, payroll funding, and payroll processing. Many independent recruiters utilize TFI to expand their business to include temporary and contract placements while mid-size and large staffing firms use TFI to serve as employer of record for temporary and contract placements in states where they are not registered or licensed to do business.
Don’t miss out on a consistent recruiting revenue stream.
According to Barb Bruno, staffing trends show an increase in temp and contract placements. The new federal healthcare reform will impact your business. Many employers will prefer to add temporary and contract positions before hiring additional permanent staff. Baby boomers that are retiring will come back for a temporary assignment or a short term project. By adding temp and contract alternatives to an existing business model, independent recruiters can create a full service option for their existing clients. You can give them an option on how you can help them satisfy their staffing needs. With so much competition, it is all about providing the right option.
An average markup rate for a temp or contract position is usually 50% of the pay rate. This can also depend on your niche market. You can choose to have a lower mark up for a large client or a client that will give you multiple assignments. You can also go higher for those hard-to-fill priority positions. Be sure to include a buy-out clause after 90-120 days. When calculating your conversion fee only look at your profit margin, do not include your total billings. The total invoice amounts include what you are spending on payroll, taxes and insurance. If you outsource your back office, also take out your payroll funding and payroll processing fees. Include language in your placement agreements that the conversion fee will be calculated off of profit for the term of the assignment if your client chooses to hire your candidate within one year of the last day worked.
Temp and contract placements can help keep clients happy while increasing an independent recruiter’s bottom line.