Temporary Staffing Agency: How to Start

Written by Randy Wilson

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A temporary staffing agency isrepparttar middleman between two distinct markets: clients and associates.

It is usually not a difficult matter to reach hundreds of applicants with simple help wanted advertisements. More focus will probably be placed on connecting with client companies and convincing them that your services will help their businesses.

Certain industries seem more receptive to temporary staffing. Financial institutions and other office-centric companies are constantly seeking qualified office support staff. Factories frequently need labor for light industrial work, product assembly, and shipping and receiving tasks. Hospitals and clinics use temporary medical staffing to hire transcriptionists, certified nursing professionals, and other support staff. Increasingly, high-technology companies hire computer programmers, database specialists, and systems engineers on a temporary basis through agencies specializing in technical placements.

Tips for Success:

  • Develop a niche!

    In larger markets, providers of temporary staffing services have found it useful to branch into niches such as temporary medical staffing, legal, financial, or technical fields. The focused nature of these agencies allows recruiters to build a pool of highly-educated, trained, and experienced associates who are able to providerepparttar 147929 best service to clients within a particular industry.

    A hospital executive would feel more comfortable contracting nurses from an agency dedicated to temporary medical staffing than from a one-stop-shop that also places welders, janitors, and filing clerks. This confidence also helps associates to command better wages than they might otherwise receive through a general-service temporary staffing agency.

  • Automate!

    Much ofrepparttar 147930 work of running a temporary staffing agency can be automated by computer software. Well-designed database software can easerepparttar 147931 process of matching qualified associates with appropriate job openings. Accounting operations can be very heavily automated (but working closely with a good accountant is still advised). With these tools in place, just two major tasks remain: finding clients and finding associates.

  • Use your own services!

    Asrepparttar 147932 business grows, it will become necessary to add staff to handlerepparttar 147933 recruitment and marketing. That should never be difficult, since typically dozens or hundreds of qualified candidates are already in contact withrepparttar 147934 agency!

    Training, Skills or Experience Needed:

    Recruiters are at an advantage with a background in human resources, business management, and marketing. A degree is not essential for startingrepparttar 147935 business, butrepparttar 147936 knowledge gained through a business management program is immensely helpful. People skills are important, and can be learned through experience and self study. Numerous books have been published, specifically addressing temporary staffing as a business opportunity.

    Helpful Books or Trade Publications:

  • The acclaimed book Strategic Staffing, by Thomas P. Bechet, is geared toward employers; however, it is also an invaluable resource for providers of temporary staffing services, who are frequently consulted in matters of workforce planning. With this book under your belt, you will be in a position to providerepparttar 147937 best advice to your clients.

  • A Strategic Model of Temporary Staffing, by Kay Glasgow, presents a scientific inquiry into current and future trends involvingrepparttar 147938 employment of temporary staffing services.

  • Start Your Own Staffing Service (Startup) (Paperback)

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    Randy has dozens of home based business articles such as Best Home Based Businesses and Small Business Opportunities Magazines.

  • Janitorial Cleaning Service: Getting Started

    Written by Randy Wilson

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    Income Potential:

    $15,000 to $60,000 per year, going solo.

    There is a limit torepparttar amount you can earn working alone. As you become more successful at negotiating with clients, you can eventually start hiring other people to dorepparttar 147816 work. The ultimate earning potential is unlimited.

    Target Market:

    One ofrepparttar 147817 nicest parts about janitorial services is that you don't have to look for new customers week after week. After you secure a few accounts, you will have a fairly steady source of income that only changes infrequently.

    Convenience stores, restaurants, grocery stores, strip malls, and office complexes are all great places to start looking.

    Tips for Success:

  • Always be professional and courteous. Everyone encounters stressful and undesirable working conditions once in a while. It will carry you a long way if you can remain respectful and calm when dealing with these situations. Don't let your clients walk all over you, but don't let them walk out on you!
  • Janitorial services are very repetitive from day to day. Keep a mindset toward using your time more and more efficiently.
  • Gorepparttar 147818 extra mile. Do what you can to go above and beyond your clients' expectations. This translates to job security and a better reputation inrepparttar 147819 industry.
  • You should get your janitorial cleaning service bonded and insured. If you are not bonded and insured, your prospects for business are very limited.

    Training, Skills or Experience Needed:

    The best training is to have worked as a janitor for some time so you know what you're getting into. It is not easy work. Read a few books on how to start a janitorial service. No matter how much you already know, you are sure to find new information that will help you to be more successful.

    Schooling is not usually necessary, but you can earn better money and find more contracts if you learn to maintain HVAC or other common equipment. There are independent classes available for this type of training.

    Helpful Books or Trade Publications:

  • Commerical & Residential Cleaning Services: A Resource Guide To Developing And Maintaining Your Own Janitorial Or Home Cleaning Business, by Walter Fenix

  • The Janitorial Contractors Bible

  • How to Start and Manage a Janitorial Service Business: A Practical Way to Start Your Own Business

    Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

    Randy has dozens of home based business articles such as Mattress Cleaning Business and Nutrition Home Business.

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