TempWorks offered the most comprehensive and flexible package on the market, an ASP model needed to accommodate their business structure, and the hierarchy and security to effectively maintain data from multiple affiliates in one database.
The industry's unmet needs: Independent staffing agencies were facing difficult times. National staffing companies were dropping prices to unheard of levels to gain market share by squeezing independents out of larger accounts. Independent agencies struggled to provide the same services as national firms and almost always failed to provide it within a cost structure that allowed them to compete profitably. Working hard to stay afloat, independent agencies were spending more time on administrative, non-income producing activities and less time on growth and profit-producing activities such as sales and service.
The challenges: David and Chuck encountered some challenges including: securing a national program for workers' compensation insurance; obtaining a large scale credit line; and communicating their innovative concepts to skeptical independent staffing service operators. In addition, they needed an operating system that could accommodate their unique business structure, a high growth rate and aggressive enhancement plans. That information system would become the backbone of support and data flow between their back-office support center and their licensed affiliates. It would need to manage all of the information for many separate affiliates in an efficient and secure database, plus accommodate the needs of the diverse market segments in which their affiliates operate. In essence, the system would need to meet the needs of their business operations as well as their affiliates' operations.
Finally, the pieces fell into place and, in 2001, People 2.0 was formed. David and Chuck had comprised the right mix of resources and services that independent staffing firms needed in order to foster growth and success. These included securing a workers' comp insurance policy, a sizable credit line, and choosing TempWorks Software as their technology partner. TempWorks offered the most comprehensive and flexible package on the market, an ASP model needed to accommodate their business structure, and the hierarchy and security to effectively maintain data from multiple affiliates in one database.
The payoff: People 2.0 promised to provide independent owners the resources that would enable them to capitalize on opportunity, compete in a challenging new environment and achieve market-leading growth. Its services would allow them to focus on growth and improving productivity rather than time-consuming, non-income producing activities.
True results: People 2.0 offers its affiliates a variety of services, including: information systems; risk management; payroll funding; administrative support; consulting; workers' compensation and more. Their unique, comprehensive array of services allows the company to "level the playing field" for its affiliates, enabling them to cost-effectively outsource administrative duties in order to get back into the game. People 2.0 has helped one affiliate increase their business 400% in just 15 months.
A start-up agency went from $0 to $150K in weekly sales within one year of becoming a People 2.0 affiliate. People 2.0 provides these services and expertise at a price that can't be matched.
About People 2.0: People 2.0 is a network of independent staffing companies. The company manages and administrates the network, delivering comprehensive resources and a powerful bundle of services. People 2.0 administers payroll and all employment compliance for affiliated companies, while providing industry-leading technology, unlimited payroll funding, professional risk management and insurance and expert, strategic consulting. Over the past two years, People 2.0 has grown quickly and steadily, expanding into 15 states. Since September 2001, the company has used TempWorks' front-and back-office software solution to implement its aggressive business plan. – less–ZoomInfo