Choosing the Right Location for Your Staffing Franchise
As with any startup, choosing a suitable location for your staffing franchise is critical to the success of the business. Variables such as location, office size, and amenities can make a world of difference for a new business, yet entrepreneurs often have little to no experience with choosing the correct space. If you’re currently on the hunt for a piece of prime real estate, here are three items you should consider:
Physical Location: Obviously, the location of a new business is one of the most important items to consider during the startup process. For staffing agencies, locations should be clearly visible and near the job seekers that will utilize the branch. Being near a landmark is also a plus, as it allows staff members to easily explain where to find the business, and it never hurts to be near public transportation, such as bus or light rail lines so even folks without transportation can get to your business.
Size: Staffing agencies don’t require a lot of space, but there are key functions of the business to consider when looking for an office. Typically, offices with 1,100 to 1,400 square feet allow plenty of room, without being so large as to be inefficient or wasteful, and areas for reception, employee testing and screening, offices, restrooms, and private meeting space should be considered.
Floorplan: As you consider what size of space you need it’s also important to begin thinking about how visitors to your office (primarily job seekers) will flow through the facility as they move through different phases of the application and screening process. An office that allows for separate spaces for reception, skills testing, and interviewing, while also having at least some private office and meeting areas is ideal. Additionally, it’s important to consider the drug screening process and the restroom space necessary to perform the screens. Separate restrooms for full-time staff members and screening procedures is optimal, when possible.
Finding an office space for your staffing franchise is one of the most important parts of the startup process, and AtWork’s support staff stands at the ready to help you make a well-informed decision. To learn more, click HERE or call 888-553-1745 today!