Contract Staffing Back-Office Allows New York Recruiting Firm to Revive Contract Staffing Services

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bizjobz can now place sales and operations professionals in contract positions through contract staffing back-office provider Top Echelon® Contracting, Inc.

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Because of Top Echelon Contracting doing the back-office, we are able to offer these services and keep our focus on our clients.

With a strong desire to provide clients with a full-service recruiting solution, bizjobz has reinstated its contract staffing services.

The Plainview, N.Y.-based firm specializes in the national placement of professionals in business-to-business sales and leadership, technology, digital media/mobility, marketing and public relations, and project management–operations. They have filled positions ranging from junior account execs to vice presidents for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies.

For the past few years, bizjobz had focused solely on direct hire placements rather than contract staffing services due to the challenges involved with running contractors through their own back-office, according to the firm’s Executive Vice President of Recruiting, Scott Leishman who has more than 30 years of business and recruiting experience.

Jason Kaminsky, founder and president and bizjobz offered, “We had done contract staffing years ago, but running our own back-office was a time consuming and long-term administrative distraction potentially running years after an engagement. Now, because of Top Echelon Contracting doing the back-office, we are able to offer these services and keep our focus on our clients.”

Top Echelon Contracting (TEC) is a Canton, OH-based contract staffing back-office provider. They serve as the legal W-2 employer, handling all of the legal, financial, and administrative details of contract placements for recruiters. These tasks include creating legal contracts with the clients and contractors, payroll processing and funding, tax withholdings and filings, unemployment, Workers’ Compensation, background checks, and employee paperwork and issues. In addition, they offer contractors a full menu of benefits, which includes health insurance through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield that is in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare).

TEC allows bizjobz to meet its goal of fulfilling all of its clients hiring needs. This is especially important for their technology placements which are often tied to the installation and implementation of enterprise software systems.

“These are big ticket items with big ticket installations,” Leishman said. “Typically, they only need people for 6, 12, 18, or 24 months. Neither the software vendor nor their client wants to add full time staff for temporary projects.”

He is also finding that offering contract assignments is important to attract the best candidates. Many prefer contract staffing, so much so that they will refuse to even entertain direct hire opportunities.

“I think it’s a lifestyle choice,” Leishman said. “It’s hard work, but it’s really rewarding. Many of them like to travel. They also probably make more hourly than they would working on a full-time salary.”

Companies that utilize bizjobz for their contract and direct hire placements benefit from the more than 100 years combined business and recruiting experience the firm’s members bring to the table. The recruiters have worked as VP of Sales, CEO’s, and have run operations staffs.

“When someone tells us what the job is, we know and understand what it is, and when we send in a candidate, they look a lot like want the client wants,” Leishman said. “With the depth of business experience in our verticals, we understand what the client needs and know candidates are a fit.”

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