Seven Habits of Successful Staffing Agencies

    Generally, only the best survive long-term in staffing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a LOT of staffing agencies. It seems like everybody these days thinks they can open up a staffing business with a 401K withdrawal, a cell phone and a prayer. Just hang a sign, start knocking on doors, and rake… Read more »

Why Are People Working Fake Jobs When There’s Real Work To Be Done?

    How would you like to have a fake job, selling fake products, pushing fake paperwork, and even a drawing a fake paycheck? Think I’m kidding? I wish I were. In France, the “employees” of Candelia company, an office furniture “seller,” come into work every day, process “invoices,” deal with “suppliers” and “customers,” type… Read more »

Why Would Someone With No Job Consider ANY Work “Beneath Them?”

  For decades, right or wrong, McDonald’s has been synonymous with “bottom of the barrel” employment. If you couldn’t find any other job – scraping gum off of middle school desks, picking dead animal carcasses off the road, cleaning crime scenes, shoveling rabbit dung… you name it – you could always go “work at McDonald’s.”… Read more »

Does Your Criminal Background Check Policy Protect You?

  Do you conduct criminal background checks for your job candidates? If so, while you’re in line with about two-thirds of U.S. organizations, your policies regarding this issue could come under scrutiny. That’s what happened to Apple recently, whose refusal to employ felons in the construction of its new $5 billion headquarters has come under some… Read more »

What Is A Black Hat Staffing Agency?

  Do you know some of the ways “black hat” staffing agencies try to get a leg up on the competition by violating the ASA’s “Code of Ethics?” You should. Because it happens more often than you think, and impacts you and the industry. A prominent page on the American Staffing Association’s website lists a… Read more »