Staffing Insights

Finance, Contract-to-Hire February 16, 2017

Contract-to-Hire: Taking the Risk Out of Finding Financial Talent

Despite our rebounding economy and an unemployment rate that is south of five percent, companies are still hesitant to hire after the recession hit hard a few years ago.

Donkeys vs. Elephants: What ACA Means for Humans

Since it was passed into law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a constant source of political debate. There is one thing that everyone agrees on: implementation of the ACA is a complicated process with hard-to-predict consequences. The landmark healthcare reform bill will be a mixed bag with both positive and negative consequences. First the bad news. Under the ACA, all companies—including staffing firms—with at least 100 full-time employees (defined as workers who work at least 30 hours a week), will be required to provide health insurance to their employees starting on January 1, 2015. For companies with 50 to 99 employees, the requirement has been pushed back until January 1, 2016. Companies that don’t comply with the requirement face a $2,000 penalty per employee. Staffing firms will either list health insurance as an invoice line item; or simply increase their bill rates to account for the new overhead expense. Messina Group will show the fee as a line item on invoices. Now for the good news.

Recruiting, Contract-to-Hire November 04, 2014

Hi. My name is Michael. I’m a great guy. Want to get married?

If this was a guy’s pickup line, the girl would probably think he’s crazy. Of course, we’d think the girl was just as crazy if her response was: “Hey, Michael. You made a good first impression. Let me call my parents to tell them the good news.”

Hitting the Sweet Spot for Architectural Staffing

When the credit crisis hit in September 2008, every industry was affected. But in no sector was the impact as swift and complete as it was in the architectural industry. Seemingly over night, every development project was put on hold, and every day you’d hear about another round of massive layoffs.