8 episodes

Welcome to the number one podcast for solving problems related to your Temporary Staffing Programs. Jean-Paul Renard, industry legend and CEO of Distinctive Workforce Solutions (DWS), reveals the secrets and best practices of properly managing a temporary staffing program (Workforce, Suppliers and Technology), so that companies can cut cost, improve fulfillment, build better partnerships with their supplier bases, and ultimately reduce the number of challenges that come with managing temporary staffing programs. This podcast is sure to entertain while addressing some of the most common questions DWS receives.

Solving Temporary Staffing Problems Jean-Paul Renard | CEO Distinctive Workforce Solutions & Distinctive Personnel

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to the number one podcast for solving problems related to your Temporary Staffing Programs. Jean-Paul Renard, industry legend and CEO of Distinctive Workforce Solutions (DWS), reveals the secrets and best practices of properly managing a temporary staffing program (Workforce, Suppliers and Technology), so that companies can cut cost, improve fulfillment, build better partnerships with their supplier bases, and ultimately reduce the number of challenges that come with managing temporary staffing programs. This podcast is sure to entertain while addressing some of the most common questions DWS receives.

    How Staffing Agencies Work | Ep. #8

    How Staffing Agencies Work | Ep. #8

    How do staffing agencies work, beyond what you already know and what are their economic drivers.

    [02:20] – How do temp agencies work?

    [06:45] – What is driving the staffing agency economically?   

    [08:07] – Traditional Economics.

    [13:30] – How to properly partner and benefit financially by working closer with your staffing agency.

    [16:11] – WOTC Credit: Government credit that is provided to employers to bring in workforces.

    [19:26] – How to choose a staffing agency.

    [24:32] – JP’s “Seven Golden Rules” when working with a temp agency.

    • 35 min
    Background Checks: How They Work and How They Impact Your Business – With Katie Kulp | Ep. #7

    Background Checks: How They Work and How They Impact Your Business – With Katie Kulp | Ep. #7

    Stay informed on the process of background checks: the most important kind, how pricing works in the industry, and what screening legislations mean for your business.  Katie Kulp, today’s guest, is an expert in the industry and shares some insider tips and advice with us.  This episode is intended to entertain and ensure you stay in compliance, thus avoiding any legal issues that could arise. 
     
    [03:35] – The differences between a state check, a national search check, an unlimited county check, etc…  AND the 3 reasons you might be conducting a background check.  
    [10:16] – Which background checks to choose (hint: all 3 would be the most thorough), and how the industry prices them out.  
    [12:49] – How the recent changes in legislation have impacted Background Screening companies like Chane and how they are managing them.
    [14:49] – How should you expect your Screening Company to keep you updated on Legislation?
    [16:55] – New federal and state PRIVACY LAWS. 
    [18:13] – What to run and what resources to can use to ensure you’re in compliance. 
    [21:51] – Chane Solutions and where to contact Katie Kulp.


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    What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below or email jrenard@dwsworldwide.com with “Solving Temporary Staffing Problems” in the subject line.
    CONNECT WITH US DIRECTLY: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/solving-temporary-staffing-problems/
    Brianna: linkedin.com/in/briannastrobel/
    JP: linkedin.com/in/jeanpaulrenard/

    • 23 min
    A Winning Strategy: Cross Functional Labor Management (CFLM) | Ep. #6

    A Winning Strategy: Cross Functional Labor Management (CFLM) | Ep. #6

    Use this strategy to fill all your orders and cut costs.  In our sixth episode, learn how to execute CFLM, why to explore this, and the values you should expect from it.  We’ve seen companies struggle with dealing with peaks and valleys of fulfillment because there are a lack of skilled individuals and will tell you, IT’S NOT NECESSARY.  Train the force you have, backfill the lower positions, and see INCREDIBLE RESULTS.


    [01:36] – What is CFLM? 
    [04:01] – What this strategy will do for you?  Ensure good fulfillment rates, decrease accidents, reduce costs, and empower your workforce.
    [06:00] – How this could work for you  
    [06:49] – The criteria you can use to select individuals and exactly how you'll be cutting costs.
    [13:35] – Re-cap on the steps for multiple industries – 1. Identify your team.  2. Negotiate lower markups during peak moments.  3. Repeat step 1-2 because attrition will always happen.


    ***DISCLAIMER*** the dance move mentioned is DEFINITELY NOT called The Cherry Picker.  It is indeed called The Shopping Cart (please see this YouTube link for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW4Dg6fKzNU)

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    What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below or email jrenard@dwsworldwide.com with “Solving Temporary Staffing Problems” in the subject line.
    CONNECT WITH US DIRECTLY: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/solving-temporary-staffing-problems/
    Brianna: linkedin.com/in/briannastrobel/
    JP: linkedin.com/in/jeanpaulrenard/

    • 19 min
    Filling Temp Orders: A Strategy for Distributing Between Suppliers | Ep. #5

    Filling Temp Orders: A Strategy for Distributing Between Suppliers | Ep. #5

    Revamp your strategy for distributing temporary labor orders between your suppliers so that you save money and build strong relationships with the BEST of the BEST in supply chain.  As an MSP/VMS, we get hit with the frustrations of both suppliers and clients looking for good talent.  We also get insight into WHY certain relationships just WORK.  In episode 5, we reveal to you these insights along with practical steps on how to get where you want in cost savings and near-flawless fulfillment. 

    [01:07] – Many people distribute ALL their orders to ALL their suppliers.  Sounds good but our stats prove the opposite.

    [03:01] – 3 reasons on why you should avoid this practice  
    [05:23] – What to do instead STEP 1: Divvy orders up in a more calculated way to ensure your suppliers are the best they can be.
    [09:15] – What to do instead STEP 2: Use this to always have benched personnel available in any case of fall through.
    [10:44] – What to do instead STEP 3: Reward performance SLOWLY.
    [13:23] – How to measure your suppliers’ performances  
    [16:26] – Thoughts on Crowd Sourcing Software (Gig Recruiting) and the challenges with it 

    Leave Some Feedback:
    What should we talk about next?  Please let us know in the comments below or email jrenard@dwsworldwide.com with “Solving Temporary Staffing Problems” in the subject line.
    Connect with Us Directly: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/solving-temporary-staffing-problems/  
    Brianna: linkedin.com/in/briannastrobel/  
    JP: linkedin.com/in/jeanpaulrenard/  

    • 23 min
    Talent Acquisition: Managing Dramatic Downsizing and Upsizing | Ep. #4

    Talent Acquisition: Managing Dramatic Downsizing and Upsizing | Ep. #4

    Whether the Coronavirus pandemic has affected you negatively or positively, in episode 4 we discuss practical strategies on how to manage your temporary staff’s sudden increase or decrease effectively.  We will touch on current legislation, leveraging the resources you already have, and some financial strategies that about 60% of our listeners have not considered.  Stay tuned for a business reality that is easy to embrace.

     [01:53] – Managing staff that are temporarily laid off but needed after the pandemic is over and STC legislation programs
    [04:09] – 4 tips if you are downsizing, including: communication with the workforce, forecasting, leveraging the marketplace, and retention bonuses
    [09:30] –3 tips if you are up-sizing (where are the labor pools?)
    [15:18] – Unique strategies that are contrary to popular practice: Reconsidering pay rates and ensuring strong attendance
    [18:05] – A financial strategy most don’t consider

    References: jobfairsin.com, indeed.com, linkedin.com

    Leave Some Feedback:
    What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below or email jrenard@dwsworldwide.com with “Solving Temporary Staffing Problems” in the subject line.
    Connect with Us Directly: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/solving-temporary-staffing-problems/
    Brianna: linkedin.com/in/briannastrobel/
    JP: linkedin.com/in/jeanpaulrenard/

    • 21 min
    REVEALED MONEY-SAVING STRATEGY: Reverse Auctioning and Tenure Drops | Ep. #3

    REVEALED MONEY-SAVING STRATEGY: Reverse Auctioning and Tenure Drops | Ep. #3

    In Episode 3, you can learn EXACTLY how to get started implementing a new strategy which is proven to save you money and find the best talent to fill your job orders.  Utilizing Reverse Auctioning and Tenure Drops in your Temporary Staffing programs because the data proves it works.  This is for businesses who already use a Vendor Management System (VMS) or are considering using one. Join us for another episode in which the CEO of Distinctive Workforce Solutions reveals insider information to address some of the most common areas in which companies lose money.  Solve your Temporary Staffing Problems with us TODAY!
    [02:44] – Defining and explaining Reverse Auctioning 
    [04:17] – Defining and explaining Tenure Drops  
    [07:17] – 12 years of data which prove that these strategies WORK
    [11:53] – Introducing 7 steps to implement these strategies
    [26:28] – The savings you can expect to see and a quick review of the 7 steps

    Leave Some Feedback:
    What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below or email jrenard@dwsworldwide.com with “Solving Temporary Staffing Problems” in the subject line.
    Connect with Us Directly: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/solving-temporary-staffing-problems/
    Brianna: linkedin.com/in/briannastrobel/
    JP: linkedin.com/in/jeanpaulrenard/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Carlene W. ,

Wonderful Podcast

Excellent podcast with wonderful people. It was very informative and entertaining to listen too.

Dancing Boss Lady ,

Excellent Content

This podcast was excellent! It is only relevent if you are in the staffing industry but the advice applies to all sides of the business: suppliers, HR, technology providers, and of course business leaders who use Temporary workers. The strategies are genius and they are explained in a fun way! I am definitely subscribing!

Dawson the Great ,

Very insightful

This podcast was very entertaining as in I wasn’t checking my watch to see when it would end instead you guys, Brianna and JP, captivated my full attention. Another thing that stuck out was that you guys were very linear in the way you spoke. What do I mean? I mean that JP gave us the three steps very clearly instead of speaking his knowledge without a guideline. Every time I listen to someone give a speech, lesson, etc. I appreciate those who give guidelines for their knowledge like giving numbered steps. I appreciate you guys very much and hope y’all are doing well and staying sane during this chaotic time.

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