Employment in America has changed. In the mid-20th century, corporate and government employees along with their employers assumed that lifetime employment was and would be the norm. The negotiating strength of unions led to higher wages for blue collar workers and the upward pressure on their wages increased wages for non-blue collar workers as well.
The oil embargo in the 1970's, globalization of markets, and manufacturing in the 1980's and 90's, the swift increase in robotics, and the great recession of 2007 to 2010 all contributed to a changed business landscape. Corporations, along with small and large businesses have changed their view of how the employment relationship works. This has led to a rapid increase in the number of part time and temporary workers.
This change has created a new role that has become an unprecedented opportunity for outsourced staffing firms. The same pressures that led to reductions in manufacturing staff have lead to reductions in Human Resources staffing. Outsourced staffing firms have replaced their activities cost effectively with results that are equivalent, and often superior, to internal staff. This creates an opportunity for staffing franchises and those who buy them to possibly make a considerable impact in the industry.
What is a Franchise?
According to Franchise.org it is a way of extending a business through licensing. An organization may wish to expand its reach and rather than use its own resources, it seeks out qualified people who agree to work under the rules of the Franchiser to expand and conduct their business. The franchise owner gets to use the name of the business, its marketing resources, reputation, tools and in some cases buying and negotiating power to conduct business in that specific arena or geographic area. This typically allows for a reduced cost of entry into the market/business and includes back end support for various activities making business ownership more affordable.
What Does a Staffing Franchise Do?
Staffing franchises help businesses to acquire contract, temporary and permanent employees. By recruiting, screening, interviewing and recommending qualified candidates for open positions, staffing franchises augment the Human Resource department's ability to fill vacancies quickly and appropriately. Staffing Franchises may work to provide on demand labor for:
- Light Industrial
- Professional (Accounting, Legal, Engineering)
Often the agency will have a roster of regular workers they can send on demand. At other times they will recruit workers with specialized talent, experience or skills to meet their customer's needs. Here are a few things to think about as you consider a staffing franchise opportunity:
- The staffing industry has had more than five consecutive years of growth.
- Growth in the sector is projected to continue for the foreseeable future.
- Job growth in general is projected to continue through 2020.
While there are other organizations that offer franchise opportunities, we believe that Nextaff stands out as a unique opportunity. Here are some of the reasons why:
- Nextaff provides training for not just the franchise owner but for your staff as well.
- Nextaff training provides an online/remote access LMS (Learning Management System) for continuous learning both for the owner and staff.
- There will be a Discovery Day scheduled to meet the Nextaff founders, management, and support team at the Corporate offices in Kentucky or Kansas.
- One week of on premises training for new franchises that will include business operations.
- Shared marketing efforts and expenditures that you can put to use immediately.
- Complete Back Office support for:
- payroll taxes
- workman's compensation
- unemployment claims
- payroll financing
If you believe that you are an independent business leader who can work within a system and still lead in a unique style, this may be the opportunity for you. Contact us to learn more about the potential to own a best in breed staffing franchise with a unique recruiting and talent evaluation model that could lead to increased satisfaction for employers and employees.