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 »


3 Reasons to Outsource Your Temp and Contract Placements

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s blogger is Judy Collins with Evergreen Contract Resources, which becomes the employer of record  with complete back office services.  Judy helps recruiters start and expand their temp and contract placements throughout the US. Evergreen Contract Resources is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

Time, money, and risk are three key factors for recruiters to take into account when considering outsourcing their temp and contract placements. There are many opportunities in the job market to make temp and contract placements and taking full advantage can result in improvement to your bottom line. Don’t pass up these opportunities to diversify your book of business and create an additional income stream by outsourcing your temp and contract placements! Read the rest of this entry »


How to Calculate Staffing Agency Net Profit

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Michele Medley. She manages all client engagement for Headcount Management, a global leader in back-office solutions for staffing agencies. 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. Headcount has been helping recruiters and staffing firms make contract hires since 2008 in all 50 states.

Successful staffing agencies have a keen understanding of the costs and other factors that impact their bill rates.

There isn’t a template or simple rubric for pricing your staffing business. That’s because there are many factors to consider when calculating the profit you will expect to earn from a job placement. Although this guide doesn’t cover every factor for calculating net profit that may be relevant to your specific staffing agency, we do cover the primary elements you need to understand. Read the rest of this entry »


On the Move … with Temp and Contract Placements

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s blogger is Judy Collins with Evergreen Contract Resources, which becomes the employer of record  with complete back office services.  Judy helps recruiters start and expand their temp and contract placements throughout the US. Evergreen Contract Resources is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

We are witnessing a growing shift in the labor market, largely brought about by the response of the marketplace to the Covid-19 virus. Where and how people work and where they live are key issues driving a migration from large metro areas. Having been exposed to the benefits of remote work, whether due to social distancing requirements or by choice, many workers are relocating away from the large cities and heading to the suburbs, rural areas, and smaller towns. Collateral benefits of this migration often include improved quality of life, lower taxes, better schools, and a less stressful existence. This fluid situation requires the staffing industry to be flexible in how we adapt to these changes. Read the rest of this entry »


FAQs about Payroll for Contract Recruiters

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Art Boyle, VP of Risk Management, and Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) of People 2.0’s Global Search and Recruiting Support Division. People 2.0 is a global provider of employer of record, agent of record,  and back-office services for recruiting and staffing firms. People 2.0 is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

Contract recruiting is having a moment. With around a third of US employment having already shifted to contingent roles, the need for contract recruiters has never been higher. The current global climate has accelerated the rate of change, with employers seeking even more flexibility.

If you’ve been thinking about adding contract recruiting to your business or even starting your own contract recruiting firm, now is a good time. Before you get started, though, you’ll want to do your research. Read the rest of this entry »


Are Contract Placements for Me?

by Liz Carey

Despite a volatile economy and many companies putting job orders on hold, some members of our split placement network are reporting that their clients are increasingly asking for contract workers.

Contract placements continue to be a source of growing revenue for many NPAworldwide members who are looking for dependable residual income. Even if your firm doesn’t have a dedicated temp/contract division, you can still fill contract roles. At first glace, you might think the smaller fees are not worth it, compared to a hefty fee on a permanent placement’s yearly salary, but monthly fees for a contract worker can quickly add up, and adds to your bottom line. Read the rest of this entry »