Contract Conversion: How to Calculate the Temp-to-Perm Conversion Fee

Everybody loves trends. That’s because everybody likes to know what’s happening. (Or they like to think that they know, at the very least.) Recruiters are no exception. And there is one trend of which they should absolutely be aware: More companies are making the hiring of contractors part of their permanent workforce strategy. Part of […]

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Your Go-to Guide to Understanding Co-employment

When you place your contract workers with a client company, your client can count on obtaining top talent from your contract staffing pool. And, your client can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they don’t need to handle the legal responsibilities that come with being an employer, since you or your back office partner is […]

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Per Diem for Contractors

When you work in contract staffing, you place workers with your clients’ businesses constantly. Those employees are either on your payroll, or on the payroll of an employer of record. Sometimes, your clients are in a different locality than the contract workers. To accommodate the employees, you might provide a per diem employment agreement. What […]

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Tips and Tools for Negotiating Contractor Pay Rates

Negotiating contractor pay rates can be one of the most daunting parts of placing a contract candidate when you are first getting started. It’s also one of the most important. The contractor pay rate is vital for determining how to calculate the bill rate charged to the client. But, where do you start? The starting […]

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Negligent Hiring and the Importance of Doing Your Due Diligence

Ensuring a candidate is a good fit is the most important part of making a successful placement. Not doing so can lead to disgruntled clients and their employees and customers. Not to mention, you may miss out on the placement fee you negotiated. However, in more serious cases, it can even lead to negligent hiring […]

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How to Calculate Contract Bill Rates

Determining how much to charge clients for contract staffing services extends beyond a contractor’s wages. For some recruiters, setting a contract bill rate can be a challenge. There are many things to think about like the state of the market, your competition, your margin, and how much your contractor is going to be making. But […]

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Do Contract Employees Get Paid Overtime?

If you are a recruiter who offers contract staffing services to your clients, you need to know whether contract employees get paid overtime or not. Overtime wage lawsuits take place left and right because of improper employee classification and misunderstanding the law. So, do contract employees get paid overtime? What is a contract employee? First, […]

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Developing a Staffing Management Plan: a Definition and Example

You’re a recruiter. As a result, you want to make more placements. To make more placements, you have to know a lot of things (how to actually recruit would be nice). One of those things is how your clients hire new employees. Another way to term this process is a staffing management plan. Okay, before […]

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Leaving a Full-Time Job for a Contract Position

The old stigma attached to contract work is that it is a last resort, or the job you take when you can’t find full-time work. But, that is not the case in today’s job market. Many candidates leave full-time work for contracting because it provides opportunities they can’t find in regular, full-time jobs. As a […]

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