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10 Tips for Your First Year as a NEXTAFF Staffing Franchise Owner

If you know anything about franchises, you know that running one is no walk in the park. Becoming a NEXTAFF staffing Franchise Owner is a monumental endeavor that, like owning any business, is guaranteed to have both highs and lows. Throughout your first year, you will aim to help as many job seekers and clients as you can. This includes acquiring new clients, helping clients find talent, setting and executing strategic goals, and tracking financial matters. With so many responsibilities, it’s easy to get lost and discouraged. 

Too many folks jump into staffing franchises and drown amidst the chaos, but this doesn’t have to be the case for you. If you follow the tips below, you’ll not only make it through your first year as a NEXTAFF Franchise Owner, but you’ll thrive! 

Don’t Overspend

Perhaps the most critical piece of advice we can give first-time NEXTAFF Franchise Owners is not to overspend. While your startup capital is a resource you should use to keep the business afloat, it can be easy to throw money at all of your problems. 

When a financial issue comes up, always explore low-cost ways to handle it, rather than going for the first option. In addition to that, but it’s vital to prioritize cash tracking. You should always know how much money is coming in and where your business applies those funds. Finally, always ensure that there’s some wiggle room for unexpected expenses, as they will come up. 

Don’t Stray from the Franchise Plan
One of the main perks of becoming a NEXTAFF Franchise Owner is the ability to use our proven franchise model. It’s a recipe for success that’s helped many other Franchise Owners grow their NEXTAFF businesses to incredible heights. We recommend that you follow the franchise plan to the best of your ability. It’ll give you much of the guidance you need to stay on track toward your business goals. You didn’t start a franchise to build the entire business from scratch, after all! 
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Use Franchise Support

Following the franchise plan religiously doesn’t mean that you’ll never have questions. Since you’ll be dealing with matters spanning from marketing and finance to management and operations, there’s no doubt that you’ll run across some gray areas that you could use some additional assistance with.  

At NEXTAFF, we realize the importance of ongoing support, and we’ve got all of our Franchise Owners covered. 

After going through our in-depth initial training, we encourage you to: 

  • Take full advantage of our back-office support.
  • Participate in weekly onboarding calls for the first three months.
  • Reach out to our support team as needed. 
Keep Your Space Tidy

Your first year in business will be mostly about getting your processes and staff in order, but it’s so important not to neglect your business space. When candidates and clients come into your office, they will notice whether the area looks clean and inviting. Dusty printers, dirty counters, and streaky windows cast a negative impression on your business. So, we recommend that you allocate some time to clean the office daily. 

Here are some items you should clean daily to keep your office looking great: 

  • Trash receptacles – Empty them nightly. 
  • Windows – Keep them streak-free with a window cleaner.
  • Carpets – Vacuum and deodorize them. 
  • Hard floors – Sweep them daily and polish them regularly. 
  • Hard Surfaces – Wipe them down and dust them as needed. 

Door knobs and other high-touch surfaces – In the times of the COVID pandemic, it’s up to us to curb the spread of the virus. Clean high-touch surfaces often with an FDA-approved sterilant or disinfectant

Adapt to Your Circumstances 

As helpful as the franchise plan is to your new business, know that you need to run your NEXTAFF franchise based on your specific business circumstances. 

For example, you may find that the clients in your area have greater availability later on in the evenings or on weekends. In a case like this, it’d be wise to consider alternate business hours. 

All in all, it’s wise to stick to your franchise plan but to be flexible when necessary. Be open to adapting business operations to your office location, customer base, and more. 

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Keep a Cool Head

With all of the support you get from NEXTAFF as a Franchisor, you will be well-equipped to meet your business objectives and goals. But you will still come up against adversity every now and again. And when seemingly insurmountable obstacles appear, we urge you to proceed with a cool head. You’ll be better able to make sound decisions when you’re calm and focused. 

Here are a couple of tips to help you keep calm under pressure: 

  • Look at the positive things happening around you. 
  • Stick to a regular sleeping schedule so that you’ll be well-rested. 
  • Employ positive people who keep the business atmosphere light and upbeat. 
  • Practice deep breathing exercises. 
Treat Your Staff Well

At the core of every great business is its staff, so it’s important to treat them well. Being that your staff are human, they’ll make mistakes, and when they do, you should address the mistake without condemnation or embarrassment. Instead of calling people out for non-critical offenses, pull them to the side to address the issue and fill them in on how to avoid the mistake in the future. For minor offenses, laugh it off and keep it moving! 

The quicker you resolve employee issues, the sooner your team can get back to moving the business forward.

Network, Network, Network

Every opportunity is an opportunity to network! Though you will be marketing your NEXTAFF business through various channels, you should never underestimate the influence of networking. When you’re out getting your morning coffee or running a random errand, you never know who you’ll run into. The person in line at the grocery store may know someone who can help propel your franchise to the next level! 

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Get to Know Your Market

Each business market is different, and this fact applies to the staffing industry. So, the sooner you get to know your market, the better. It’s impossible to have a successful business if you don’t know your market. 

Here are a few things you need to learn about your market: 

  • How do your clients prefer to communicate? 
  • Where do job seekers hang out? 
  • What qualities do your clients look for in a staffing agency? 
  • Which selling style(s) does your target market respond to?
Choose the Right Employees 

Without the right people, your business will not survive in the long run, so it is imperative that you find capable people who mesh well with your business’s culture and your management style. Also, being that your NEXTAFF franchise is essentially a start-up, you need team players who are concerned about the overall well-being of the business. People who care will put their best foot forward every day.

The Takeaway

There’s no doubt about it; running a new franchise is no small challenge. To get through the first year successfully, you’ll need to draw upon your personal drive, your NEXTAFF training and backend support, staff members, and the above tips to get through. Your first year in business will test you in every way possible, but with considerable effort, you can emerge from year one victorious! 

If you are exploring the possibility of owning a NEXTAFF staffing franchise, check out our website for helpful information about this wonderful opportunity. 

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How to hire for the future

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In the commercial shipping industry, staffing shortages have been on the rise for years – and the concern is only going to grow. This situation arose partly from an organic shift in the marketplace towards purchases online, accelerated tenfold by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gaps in the labor market have arisen for more factors than just one, however. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that more than 4.3 million people “voluntarily quit,” jobs in December 2021, just missing the record high from the previous month. 

On top of the consumer market, Millenials and Gen Z have previously been reluctant to join the warehouse workforce. Although in contrast to their slightly elder generation, the latter has shown more readiness to pick up warehouse work.

Statistics tell that Gen Z is upwards of 10% more likely to seek out transport work than their former. That being said, the market is also expecting a further decline in the workforce in the coming years. As of April 2022, transportation, warehousing, and utilities have seen the largest increases in job openings.

With so many moving parts, how can businesses stay on top of hiring in the current market? The aid of a liaison that can provide easy access to an available workforce becomes necessary. 

 

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Benefits of Working Alongside Franchise Agencies

In the summer of 2022, many industries, in general, are struggling to find the workers necessary to keep up with demand. Employment rates are still lower than they were pre-pandemic.

“As the U.S. economy continues adding back jobs after the pandemic recession, the staffing industry is playing a key role in getting people back to work,” said Richard Wahlquist, the president and CEO of ASA.

The global staffing industry revenue is $445bn, and in the US alone it amounts to over $130bn. There are a lot of reasons why staffing is one of the fastest-growing industries in B2B services. Candidates hired out of staffing agencies are typically more skilled, and ready to fill in for positions requiring years of experience.

When corporations and businesses face a prominent staffing gap, a common gut reaction can be cross-training existing employees to take on work for the missing labor. This is usually a costly mistake, however, leading to problems down the line – sometimes even resulting in more employees quitting!

The logical approach, when faced with seasonal staffing shortages, isn’t to stretch what you’re already working with, but to breathe new life into your workforce. This process is made immensely easier when partnering alongside a trusted and highly useful staffing agency.

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Consider the Temporary and Contracted Workforce

When dealing with summer staffing shortages, it’s key to look for candidates with more flexibility in their schedules. Having the right intention and motivation when hiring during these times will truly help in the long run.

Staffing agencies can help businesses connect with workers who are:

Recently graduated students beginning or working on their career paths

      • New graduates are always on the lookout for part-time work, and while they may move on to different work opportunities in the future, they make excellent employees due to a readiness to learn and improve.

Parents and caregivers seeking part-time work

      • During the pandemic, many parents found themselves opting for working from home to help their children with remote schooling. However, now more parents and caregivers are opting for new temp jobs to better align with changing family schedules.

Recently graduated students beginning or working on their career paths

      • Skilled individuals swapping careers paths needing work in-between

Employees brought on during such turbulent times can sometimes even outperform their colleagues. The desire to do one's best seems to shine during the temporary employment period, which in some cases leads to permanent and much-needed hires.

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NEXTAFF Can Help Manage Your Needs in the Changing Climate

In the summer of 2022, many industries, in general, are struggling to find the workers necessary to keep up with demand. Employment rates are still lower than they were pre-pandemic.

“As the U.S. economy continues adding back jobs after the pandemic recession, the staffing industry is playing a key role in getting people back to work,” said Richard Wahlquist, the president and CEO of ASA.

The global staffing industry revenue is $445bn, and in the US alone it amounts to over $130bn. There are a lot of reasons why staffing is one of the fastest-growing industries in B2B services. Candidates hired out of staffing agencies are typically more skilled, and ready to fill in for positions requiring years of experience.

When corporations and businesses face a prominent staffing gap, a common gut reaction can be cross-training existing employees to take on work for the missing labor. This is usually a costly mistake, however, leading to problems down the line – sometimes even resulting in more employees quitting!

The logical approach, when faced with seasonal staffing shortages, isn’t to stretch what you’re already working with, but to breathe new life into your workforce. This process is made immensely easier when partnering alongside a trusted and highly useful staffing agency.

 

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