Recruiters to Learn Best Practices for Adding Contract Staffing at NAPS Conference

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The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) will host a panel of contract staffing experts to discuss “Starting Your Staffing Practice.” Debbie Fledderjohann, President of contract staffing back-office provider Top Echelon Contracting, Inc., will be one of the three panelists.

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There is a huge misconception among recruiters that contract staffing is hard, but in reality, it can be easy, and any recruiter can do it."

As more and more recruiting firms look to take advantage of the continued growth of contract staffing, the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) is facilitating a panel at its annual conference to discuss the best practices for “Starting Your Staffing Practice.” With more than 21 years in the contract staffing industry, Top Echelon Contracting, Inc., President Debbie Fledderjohann will be one of three panelists, specifically addressing questions regarding how contract staffing differs from direct hire, the operational considerations, industry trends, and more.

The NAPS 2014 Conference, to be held September 15 – 17 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas, includes five tracks: Back to Basics, Direct-Hire Masters, Temporary Staffing, Best Practices, and Company Leadership. The “Starting Your Staffing Practice” panel, which is part of the Best Practices track, will be conducted September 16 immediately following the morning keynote address.

Contract staffing has once again reached a record penetration rate of 2.082%, representing 2,896,200 workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recruiters are noticing this trend and are adding contract staffing to their business models to hedge against economic downturns, create a more predictable revenue stream, and increase the value of their firms. While the decision to add contract staffing and take advantage of these benefits may be easy, the actual set up and execution can be daunting for recruiters. This panel is designed to ease those concerns.

“There is a huge misconception among recruiters that contract staffing is hard, but in reality, it can be easy, and any recruiter can do it,” Fledderjohann said. “It’s great that NAPS has recognized the need to provide this information, and I’m honored to have been asked to be a part of this panel.”

As President of Top Echelon Contracting (TEC), Fledderjohann has been helping direct hire recruiters add contract staffing to their business models since 1993. As a full-service contract staffing back-office service since 1992, TEC becomes the W-2 employer of the contractors, handling all of the legal, financial, and administrative tasks associated with contract placements. These tasks include legal contracts with both the client and candidates, payroll processing and funding, background checks and drug screenings, employment paperwork, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment, invoicing and collections, and providing and administering benefits, including group healthcare insurance that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act. TEC does business in 49 states and specializes in technical, professional, and healthcare placements.

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