Posted by Jeralynn on August 06, 1999 at 08:51:03:
In Reply to: Who Hired You? posted by Wendy on July 28, 1999 at 14:04:43:
Sounds like you're on the right track. Word of mouth is probably going to be your best (and most powerful)source of new clients. Do you have a local newspaper that you could run a classified ad in maybe in the same area where the temp agencies might advertise? Some of my best responses have come from those inexpensive classifieds. How are your rates compared to the temp agencies? Perhaps you could target a flyer to local businesses that could focus on why they should hire you rather than a temp. Like better rates, reliability, dependability, etc. I've have worked as a temp and with temps and many times I have seen that some of the temp workers are not well suited for the position. The temp agency just wants the job, and usually their really good people are booked up so they'll send anyone who's available to the job.
I worked for a company that hired a temp to help me out with my job. After a few weeks of various temps coming and going, and having to explain everything to them repeatedly I finally told my boss that they'd be better off paying me for extra hours(they had a weird overtime policy)than to work with the temps. I was actually getting less work done with the temps.
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