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4 Strong Reasons to Transition from Employee to Independent Recruiter

Let’s face it, entrepreneurship is in your veins. You’ve thought about starting up your own staffing agency in Canada, but you feel intimidated by all that’s required – or, you just aren’t quite ready to make that bold move.

Here’s How to Create the Best Candidate Experience (and Boost Referrals)

Without a doubt, the service experience you provide for your candidates should be a top priority of your staffing business at all times. Your candidates rely on you to provide a professional service that garners results – but of course, this will take some consistent effort and strategic planning on your end.

Why Your Independent Staffing Agency Should Offer Contract Staffing Services

As the owner of a growing independent staffing firm in Canada, you’re probably well aware of the rise of contract or “gig work”. Today, while many independent staffing firms specialize in offering permanent or full-time staffing solutions to clients, more and more agencies are beginning to add contract staffing to their service offerings. Does your independent staffing agency provide contract or temporary staffing as a service? If not, it’s definitely time to consider doing so.

Your Simple Guide to Getting Clients to Pay You (On Time)

Without a doubt, the service experience you provide for your candidates should be a top priority of your staffing business at all times. Your candidates rely on you to provide a professional service that garners results – but of course, this will take some consistent effort and strategic planning on your end.

Common Problems New Staffing Agencies Face, and How to Avoid Them

As the owner of a new staffing agency in Canada, you’re going to run into some common issues that many others like yourself will be facing, as well. Starting up ANY new business venture comes with a great deal of responsibility, effort and decision-making that could all play a role in making or breaking your company. Thankfully, being informed on how to make the right choices and how to respond to each challenge will help to ensure long-term success for your first-year staffing firm. With that said, below are four common difficulties that new staffing firms face, and how to deal with them appropriately

5 Effective Ways to Steadily Grow Your Client Base

As the owner of a start-up staffing agency in Canada, you’re going to need a plan in place to help you start (and continue) taking on a steady flow of new clients... because they aren’t going to start magically appearing without applying some strategy. So... what exactly should your plan consist of? Let’s talk about five key cost-effective ways that you can attract more clients to your staffing business

4 Ways to Become (and Stay) Successful in an Ever-Changing Staffing Industry

Anyone familiar with the world of staffing and HR knows that it is a fast-paced market, constantly facing change. And because of this, staffing companies really need to adapt and respond appropriately to these changes in order to stay on top. With that said, here are four key things you should strive to do in order to ensure your staffing agency’s success through it all

How to Create a Productive and Painless Hiring Process

As you already know, the hiring process isn’t always so simple and straightforward in this extremely competitive industry. There are a number of potential hurdles that can get in the way of a seamless process – and when your client can see through your confidence and reassurance, things can become even more frustrating. With that said, there are ways that you can create a more productive and painless hiring process for yourself and your candidates

All About the Benefits of Payroll Funding for Staffing Agencies

It’s the kind of support that EVERY growing recruitment firm needs. Let’s face it: as a staffing firm owner, you have a ton of responsibility at hand.

The Many Ways Not Outsourcing Payroll Costs Staffing Agencies

A whopping 45% of service companies such as staffing firms fail by just their fourth year in business (Statistic Brain), with insufficient funds as a leading reason.

Why Staffing Agencies Outsource Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation provides financial security as well as medical benefits to your employees in the case of injury or another health-related incident.

Outsourcing Customer Service for Staffing Agencies: 101

In the staffing world, client support or customer care should always be a top priority. It’s up to you to make sure your customers are receiving the prompt assistance they deserve whenever an issue should arise

The Legal Risks of Not Outsourcing Payroll Services to the Pros

For any staffing firm owner inexperienced with payroll management, there are certainly a number of potential mishaps that can occur and lead to legal issues.

How Outsourcing Payroll Services Allows You to Thrive in the Staffing World

On top of growing your staffing business, your payroll and record-keeping tasks can seem never-ending – taking up so much of your valuable time. Plus, it can be even more stressful for anyone inexperienced with such responsibilities (which most small-medium business owners are).

All About the Benefits of Payroll Funding for Staffing Agencies

Owning a staffing firm comes with a ton of responsibility – and making payroll might just be the most stressful of them all, especially if your agency is in its start-up or growing stage.

The Types of Background Checks a Back Office Support Provider Can Perform for Your Staffing Firm

Getting familiar with your potential hires before you bring them on board at your staffing agency is a more important step than many may think.

The Legal Risks of Not Outsourcing Payroll Services to the Pros

For any staffing firm owner inexperienced with payroll management, there are certainly a number of potential mishaps that can occur and lead to legal issues.

The Reports You Need for Your Staffing Agency

How much visibility do you have into your staffing agency operations? If you want to operate efficiently and put yourself on the path to growth, you need to leverage the data you have available, along with useful external sources.

Exploring Financial Options for Your Staffing Agency

A staggering 45% of service companies like staffing agencies go under by year four (Statistic Brain, 2017); primarily due to insufficient capital. That said, a medium-scale staffing business with three members or more in Canada can cost around $250,000 to start up. It’s quite a heavy financial pill to swallow – especially in the beginning stage where working capital is an issue.

4 Key Characteristics of Successful Staffing Agency Owners

Everyone wants to see their staffing agency succeed when they start out, but the truth is, not everyone is going to reach their goals. The difference between a successful staffing company and one that ends up closing up shop isn’t always easy to see, because there are so many factors that could alter the outcome. For example, a chance meeting with a potential client could lead to you to a huge long-term agreement that helps spur your scaling.

Are You Using the Right Back Office Software for Your Staffing Agency?

With so many options at hand, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. The right back office platform can make everything easier for your staffing firm. Your staff is able to work more productively, your administrative work decreases, and you won’t be at risk for misplacing important data. “Necessary” is an understatement!

5 Questions to Ask When Handling Taxes for Your Staffing Agency.

The typical Ontario business doesn’t have to worry about handling the tax requirement that come from a mix of temporary and in-house employees. However, when you open a staffing agency, you have to learn how to navigate this complex environment. It’s not as simple as putting your temp workers in one box, and your full-time workers in another. Employee classification looks at several criteria to determine whether the people working for your staffing firm should be considered an independent contractor or an employee.