7 Tell-Tale Signs Yours Is a Business That Needs an EOR Partnership

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Cesar A. Jimenez, CEO of myBasePay. Cesar is an entrepreneur, investor, and military veteran with over 25 years of staffing industry expertise successfully leading technology staffing organizations. His expertise in the IT industry allows him to use his experience as a thought leader for talent acquisition, staffing, IT, and recruitment technologies with a passion for contingent workforce solutions. Cesar has held various leadership roles for both a global staffing organization and technology solutions companies. This expertise has enabled him to develop alternative workforce models that provide the agility for organizations to be competitive in today’s marketplace. In this article, he discusses how to tell if it’s time for your business to engage in an EOR partnership.

An employer of record (EOR) is a third-party contracted to serve as a hiring entity for your business. An EOR handles several HR functions, including benefits, payroll compensations, taxes, and anything else associated with the hiring and onboarding process. Today, more companies are looking into outsourcing such duties, as it offers greater efficiency with lower expenses. Read the rest of this entry »


How To Sell Your Staffing Agency (And Why Contract Staffing is a Must)

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Arrow. Mark is the CEO/President of Headcount Management. Besides being an NPAworldwide vendor, speaker and staffing industry advocate, Headcount currently services multiple NPA clients. Headcount is a leader in back-office solutions designed specifically for staffing agencies. Today, learn how contract staffing can help you sell your staffing agency.

Headcount makes doing staffing deals (also known as: contract, temp, contingent) simple for NPAworldwide members. Essentially, once candidates are placed, Headcount will professionally onboard, insure and payroll employees. Headcount also invoices clients (with your agency’s branding), accounts for all monies, provides detailed KPI’s and profit reports…and of course, profits. The Back Office, their newest initiative, is the industry’s easiest way for agencies to produce weekly payroll, invoices, and profit reporting via agency insurance and funding.

Since 2008, Headcount has helped staffing firms across all 50 states mitigate liability, reduce costs, and maintain full hiring compliance. Here are some testimonials.

There’s never been a better time to own a staffing agency. Yes, the last year brought whiplash-inducing shifts in the job market. But despite rapid changes throughout the economy, there’s still a huge demand for qualified, vetted talent. We recently spoke to one of our agency clients, a sole practitioner, who said he was “having his best year ever” and estimates he’ll earn 800k+ this year! Read the rest of this entry »


Independent Contractors: 5 Proven Tips for Negotiating Favorable Contracts

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Cesar A. Jimenez, CEO of myBasePay. Cesar is an entrepreneur, investor, and military veteran with over 25 years of staffing industry expertise successfully leading technology staffing organizations. His expertise in the IT industry allows him to use his experience as a thought leader for talent acquisition, staffing, IT, and recruitment technologies with a passion for contingent workforce solutions. Cesar has held various leadership roles for both a global staffing organization and technology solutions companies. This expertise has enabled him to develop alternative workforce models that provide the agility for organizations to be competitive in today’s marketplace. In this article, he shares valuable negotiating tips for independent contractors.

Becoming an independent contractor comes with its fair share of pros and cons. One of the biggest considerations is ensuring that you are able to negotiate favorable contracts for the work you perform for your clients.

Without a fixed, full-time salary, independent contractors have greater freedom to negotiate how much they are paid — as well as when and how they get paid. Read the rest of this entry »


The Most Common Staffing Agency Payroll Issues & How to Avoid Them

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Arrow. Mark is the CEO/President of Headcount Management. Besides being an NPAworldwide vendor, speaker and staffing industry advocate, Headcount currently services multiple NPA clients. Headcount is a leader in back-office solutions designed specifically for staffing agencies.

Headcount makes doing staffing deals (also known as: contract, temp, contingent) simple for NPAworldwide members. Essentially, once candidates are placed, Headcount will professionally onboard, insure and payroll employees. Headcount also invoices clients (with your agency’s branding), accounts for all monies, provides detailed KPI’s and profit reports…and of course, profits. The Back Office, their newest initiative, is the industry’s easiest way for agencies to produce weekly payroll, invoices, and profit reporting via agency insurance and funding.

Since 2008, Headcount has helped staffing firms across all 50 states mitigate liability, reduce costs, and maintain full hiring compliance. Here are some testimonials.


The IRS reports that as many as 33% of businesses make payroll mistakes each year. When it comes to staffing agency payroll, the importance of properly paying employee wages on time and without error is paramount to guaranteeing employee satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »


How Outsourcing Could Increase Your Firm’s Valuation

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blog is from People 2.0, a leading provider of back-office solutions for staffing and recruiting organizations, nationally and globally. We offer a variety of support services, including payrolling, payroll funding, risk management, etc., and serve as a strategic resource in helping you efficiently and profitably place talent. www.people20.com

Staffing and recruiting firms are in high demand, thanks in part to the Great Resignation and the pandemic. As a result, many staffing firms are considering an acquisition while their firms are experiencing rapid growth. Read the rest of this entry »


Add Contracting to Diversify Your Income

by Veronica Blatt

Recruiting firm owners, like most business owners, spend a lot of their time thinking and worrying about cash flow. A profitable business with poor cash flow can’t always survive, especially during an unexpected downturn in business. And let’s face it, with increased time-to-hire, slow-paying clients, and more fall-offs / counteroffers than we’ve seen in a long time, cash flow from recruitment fees isn’t getting *easier* to manage. This is where contracting can be a huge benefit for your business. Read the rest of this entry »


3 Pivotal Ways Direct Sourcing Will Greatly Disrupt the Staffing Industry

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Cesar A. Jimenez, CEO of myBasePay. Cesar is an entrepreneur, investor, and military veteran with over 25 years of staffing industry expertise successfully leading technology staffing organizations. His expertise in the IT industry allows him to use his experience as a thought leader for talent acquisition, staffing, IT, and recruitment technologies with a passion for contingent workforce solutions. Cesar has held various leadership roles for both a global staffing organization and technology solutions companies. This expertise has enabled him to develop alternative workforce models that provide the agility for organizations to be competitive in today’s marketplace. In this article, he mentions 3 pivotal ways how direct sourcing is disrupting the industry and how to best prepare for it. 

Direct sourcing has become an increasingly important topic within the staffing world, in large measure, thanks to its ability to disrupt the industry as we know it. Read the rest of this entry »


Financing Solutions for Staffing Agencies Just Getting Started

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Daniel Crick. Daniel manages all client engagement for Headcount Management. Besides being an NPA vendor and speaker, Headcount currently services multiple NPA clients. Headcount is a leader in back-office solutions designed specifically for staffing agencies.

Headcount services include Employer of Record (EOR), Agent of Record (AOR), IC compliance, payroll funding/processing, workforce deployment, global expansion, administrative outsourcing, workers’ compensation, GL insurance, HR support, risk management, and more. Payroll Plus, their newest initiative, is the industry’s easiest way for agencies to produce weekly payroll, invoices, and profit reporting. Since 2008, Headcount has helped staffing firms across all 50 states mitigate liability, reduce costs, and maintain full hiring compliance.

It’s not always enough for recruiting firms to work with the most qualified applicants and sought-after clients. Staffing agencies also need to consider seamless delivery of their services and the customer’s perception of that delivery, which in turn means more business. Unfortunately, before your clients pay an invoice, your firm will incur almost all of the costs associated with paying employees (their payroll, taxes, insurance), possibly causing a strain on finances. Having the right financing structure in place will relieve those pressures and allow you to service even more clients and pay more candidates. Read the rest of this entry »


Launching a Temp Division in the UK – Part 2

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger is Liquid Friday Head of Group Operations, Joe Taffurelli. Liquid Friday is an FCSA-accredited provider of umbrella and agency support services that engages workers for use by third-parties in the UK. Below is the first installment of a two-part series about adding a temp division to your UK recruitment firm.

Part 1 of this article covered topics such as growth sectors, marketing, compliance and legislation, right-to-work, pensions and more. Below is the second installment. Read the rest of this entry »


Launching a Temp Division in the UK – Part 1

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger is Liquid Friday Head of Group Operations, Joe Taffurelli. Liquid Friday is an FCSA-accredited provider of umbrella and agency support services that engages workers for use by third-parties in the UK. Below is the first installment of a two-part series about adding a temp division to your UK recruitment firm.

A guide for recruitment business leaders

Temporary recruitment is a challenging and rewarding industry which is showing fantastic signs of growth, as the UK economy emerges from the pandemic.

The thought behind this guide is to empower recruitment leaders (either in or outside of the UK) who may be considering expanding their business to include a contract / temp division. In particular, we will look at the specific legislative and compliance challenges faced by the temporary recruitment sector in the UK, so that you can evaluate threats and mitigate risk. Read the rest of this entry »