When starting up a contract staffing company you need to know the type of things involved in ensuring success for your new venture. An important step in opening a business of this type is to incorporate in states in which you are going to be conducting business. You will also need to look into staffing agency insurance for a number of exposures you’ll likely encounter, which you’re going to need in order to properly protect your business as well as your employees.
Most entrepreneurs that start a staffing company come from within the industry and have some necessary experience in these dealings. Some have worked for other agencies as a branch or regional manager, recruiter, or sales professional. Others have actually owned a staffing company but, whatever your background, defining a specialty staffing area can often be the key to your success.
If you are going to have candidates interviewing for positions you’re going to need to have a corporate office location where this can take place. Set up a business phone line and consider leasing or buying office equipment, get office supplies and other items necessary to run your business efficiently.
Defining your target market
Some occupations that offer good staffing opportunities are in the areas of accounting or finance, administration and/or clerical, industrial work, healthcare, IT professionals, and professional areas (doctors, dentists, etc.). You should define your area of focus and, depend on your trained personnel, you can eventually branch out to other areas as you continue to bring in industry experts from other fields. Whether it’s sales, business development, marketing, operations, financial acumen, or other areas, your aim should be to service organizations often in need of temporary assistance.
Marketing your services
Once your business is set up, start marketing your services to potential clients. When you are getting started, utilize methods used by others to pick up new business. You can accomplish this by joining social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook, both can be a great place to start. Use any existing contacts you may have to leverage other contacts.
The Internet has altered the way businesses find candidates. Posting jobs online will likely generate a lot of interviewees. Be sure to incorporate your business, define your market and your strengths, market your services in order to get ideal candidates and purchase staffing agency insurance so that you’ll be ready to launch a successful business campaign.