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6 Essential Principles of Recruiting Success

Strong businessman flexingGuest article by Barbara J. Bruno, CPC, CTS, CEO of Good as Gold Training, Inc. There are six essential principles that all successful staffing and recruiting firm owners have in common.     PRINCIPLE #1 – AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET [...read more...]

5 Common Recruiter Questions about Contracting

Top 5 QuestionsAs a contract staffing back-office service, we get calls every day from recruiters who want to add contract staffing services to their business model. For other recruiters who may be interested in contract staffing, here are the “Top 5” [...read more...]

Should You Hire a Recruiter to Focus on Contract Staffing?

How-Determin-Markup-4579There is no doubt that contract staffing is continuing to increase in almost all technical and professional sectors. As a reminder, the top five industries for contract staffing in 2014 were:     IT (consistently a strong field) [...read more...]

The Hidden Costs of Obamacare

Even-small-recruting-firms-could-have-Obamacare-responsbilities-331As a professional in the business world, you are likely aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also referred to as Obamacare) is not without costs, but some are more apparent than others. Among the obvious requirements, individuals must [...read more...]

Are You Protecting Yourself from Negligent Hiring Claims?

Businessman shelteringDo you run background checks when placing individuals in direct hire or contract positions? If not, you should highly consider it. Negligent hiring claims are made when there is something in the individual’s history that could have predicted the [...read more...]

Should You Ignore Job Hoppers?

Man climbing stairs(Original post date 9/6/11, updated 3/11/15) For many recruiters, the knee-jerk reaction to the question of whether or not job hoppers should be overlooked is a resounding “Yes!” After all, your clients don’t want to pay you good money to place [...read more...]

When to Walk Away – and When to Run

Handshake with Question MarkGuest article by Barbara J. Bruno, CPC, CTS, CEO of Good as Gold Training, Inc. You are not paid on efforts, you are paid on results.  Learn to identify the signs that reveal you are in a one-sided relationship.  You can’t afford to spend your [...read more...]

IT Contracting Predicted to Outpace Direct Hire in 2015

IT Contracting SuccessNow is a great time to be working in the Information Technology (IT) sector. According to CareerBuilder’s recent IT forecast, “More than half of IT employers plan to add full-time, permanent staff this year…in addition, 59% of IT employers will [...read more...]

8 VITAL Paid Sick Leave Issues to Understand

Paid Sick Leave LawsWhen it comes to paid sick leave (PSL), it doesn’t matter whether you run contractors through your own back-office or outsource to a back-office service provider – you need to be familiar with this employment law area.  However, unless you place [...read more...]

Q & A : What Staffing Option Can Help Me to Retain Clients?

Recruiter with Happy ClientsIn today’s complex employment and economic environment, a direct hire does not always meet a client’s needs. Offering a broad spectrum of staffing services that meets ALL your clients’ needs is vital to retain clients over time and continue [...read more...]