Alternative staffing wages align closely with living wage rates

Jan 12, 2017 No Comments by

Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) strive to access quality jobs for the candidates they place, and consider wage rates, safety practices, and opportunities for training and advancement in assessing and targeting prospective business clients. Through our annual performance survey, we regularly track hourly wages rates paid to ASO employees as a key measure of fulfilling this […]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Group, Austin, Texas

Jul 05, 2016 No Comments by

Goodwill Staffing Group President Robyn Householder describes key elements of their ambitious growth strategy: market intelligence from a new Business Advisory Council, regular customer feedback, improved software and an investment from REDF.

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More evidence that ex-offender hires excel on the job

Jun 17, 2016 No Comments by

Two recent studies support our members’ and other employers’ experience that job seekers with criminal records tend to make highly motivated, loyal employees, and businesses that screen out these individuals are overlooking a significant source of talent. A joint study by University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard University evaluated former felons’ workforce performance in the […]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Services, Macon, Georgia

May 14, 2015 No Comments by

As a training and employment resource to job seekers and businesses in Middle Georgia and South Carolina, Goodwill Staffing Services complements Goodwill’s Job Connection Centers and helps Helms College culinary students earn while they learn. Meet Diane Wall, who discusses their market positioning and highlights their recent success managing a high-volume “surge” staffing request.  

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The Cara Program: Job retention metrics show ability to deliver motivated, reliable workers

Jan 28, 2014 No Comments by

Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) understand the importance of metrics in making their business case to employers and demonstrating their social impact to donors and investors. Yet many ASOs find it challenging to track their workers’ employment status after they leave the ASO. In the Alternative Staffing Demonstration that studied worker outcomes, for example, four participating […]

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