Payroll Funding for Staffing Companies and Recruiting Agencies

Offering contract staffing services is a great way to diversify your recruitment process and offerings, boost your marketability, and increase your profits. However, you need to run payroll for your contract workers, and that normally happens before your clients pay you. As a result, you are responsible for funding payroll. When cash flow is tight, […]

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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. But once you know what goes into it, learning how to calculate the bill rate isn’t difficult. What is a bill rate? What does billing mean in recruitment? […]

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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. But, not understanding co-employment can land you and […]

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Should You Ignore Job Hoppers?

(Original post date 9/6/11, updated 2/28/2018) Many recruiters have a knee-jerk reaction to overlook job hoppers. After all, your clients don’t want to pay you good money to place a candidate, only to have to do it all over again in a few months. But, you might want to think twice before uniformly rejecting all […]

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Contingent Worker: Benefits, Recruitment, and Management

When you’re a recruiter, you come across clients who want all types of workers. Instead of an employee, a client might want to hire a contingent worker. Contingent labor is also known as an alternative work arrangement. According to one study, alternative work arrangements make up more than 15% of the labor force. Learn what […]

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4 Client Hiring Problems Contract Staffing Can Solve

In this shaky economy and ever-changing employment landscape, sometimes traditional recruiting strategies just don’t suffice. Increasingly, recruiters are being viewed as strategic partners who are expected to provide solutions to staffing problems, not simply fill job orders. Are you in the position to serve as this type of strategic partner? If you are offering contract staffing, […]

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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. In more serious cases, it can even lead to negligent hiring claims. As a recruiter, you might take on many responsibilities of employers, like conducting […]

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Why California Recruiters Need to Know About the EDD Audit

When you’re a recruiter who offers contract staffing services, you are the employer of record. You are in charge of financial, legal, and administrative details for the contract workers. Part of your responsibility is correctly classifying the workers, and withholding and remitting employment taxes for contract employees. If you don’t properly follow your responsibilities, you […]

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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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