How to Start a Temp Service: 4 Tips for Outstanding Operations

How to Start a Temp Service: 4 Tips for Outstanding Operations

If you’re wondering how to start a temp service, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, the AtWork team shares tips for outstanding operations that have helped guide our franchisees to success. Whether you’re looking to join our franchise family, or simply want to inform your staffing business strategy with some best practices, this guide will help!

Find A Staffing Niche And Stick To It

Your staffing firm needs to know what it does best, and what the market demands – they’re equally important. Sure, you may have noticed a spike in demand for IT services, but if you’ve never spent time building contacts in that field, you won’t have much to offer. Clients want their staffing service to understand the specific skills their industries demand, so it’s vital that you stick to what you know.

If you’re wondering how to start a temp service, you ought to know about the boom in the temporary staffing industry. Theodore and Peck (2002) first acknowledged this boom over a decade ago, noting the explosive growth in this industry since the 1970s. AtWork specializes in the deployment of temporary workers across multiple sectors, allowing our franchisees to benefit from this surging demand in the form of a bigger bottom line.

Learn Your Area’s Relevant Labor Laws Inside-Out

The staffing business involves work documentation including employment agreements, termination and layoff clauses, disciplinary policies, and health and safety protocols. It’s important that you’re familiar with all labor laws that pertain to your business, especially when job-seekers and clients are trusting you with their careers. If you’ve partnered with AtWork, have no fear – our comprehensive training program covers all you need to stay ahead of the competition.

Offer A Wide Range Of Candidates Rather Than A Legion Of Clones

While it’s important to stick to your strong suit, finding a staffing niche does not mean offering carbon copies of the same candidate. Clients approach your staffing business because you’re able to do what they can’t find time to do: finding a wide range of qualified candidates. Try to cultivate candidates at every level of the salary range, with unique personalities and diverse ancillary skillsets. Your clients will appreciate the cross section of candidates to choose from.

Practice Full Disclosure With Your Candidates And Clients

The staffing industry is all about trust: your clients have to trust your references, and your candidates need to have faith in your recommendations about the workplace you’re sending them to. If you want to achieve the level of trust that is needed to excel in this industry, practicing full disclosure with your candidates and clients is key. It is critical to be transparent with people; if the employer is a stickler for details to the point of being difficult to work with, it’s important to prepare the candidate for what’s ahead. In doing so, you maintain the trusting relationship with the candidate whether or not they like the job. The candidate will appreciate your honesty and may even recommend your staffing service to their peers.

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