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Worknet Staffing acquires Parks Professional Placements

We are pleased to announce our recent acquisition of Parks Professional Placements, LLC., effective November 1st 2017.  This line of business will continue to operate as Parks Professional Placements, a WORKNET Company for the near future.  Having more than 15 years of professional placement experience, Cathy Dedert will be your main point of contact and manage this endeavor, continuing to specialize in the Information Technology and Financial industries.   You may reach Cathy directly at [email protected], (o) 504-444-7302, or (c) 504-418-0943.

We’ve decided to grow the Worknet Staffing family through this acquisition as we believe this will allow us to offer you a wider array of services as the environment continues to become more and more competitive for top talent.  Parks Professional Placements embodies the same level of quality service, expertise, and core values that WORKNET Staffing embodies.

Worknet Staffing is one of the few locally owned and operated staffing companies in the Gulf South for over 30 years. Worknet is a member of the American Staffing Association (ASA), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABT),Louisiana Minority Supplier Development Council, Louisiana Staffing Association (LSA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Elmwood Business Association, Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), and Krewe of Acadiana, as well as being member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

We thank you for your business and we look forward to continuing to build and strengthen our relationships going forward.

Joining Forces with TFI Resources

TFI-bannerParks Professional Placements, LLC is joining forces with TFI Resources( out of Houston, Texas. TFI is a national, back office service provider offering a full range of support services to recruiters in the temporary, contract, and permanent placement industry. TFI began operations in 1993 and has become the nations largest provider of back office services developed specifically for the staffing industry. Since inception, TFI has helped hundreds of independent recruiters/staffing companies expand their services, assist their client companies, and earn significant additional income. TFI provides payroll funding and a full range of back office services including payroll processing, invoicing, tax reporting, insurance, credit analysis, and collection assistance.

Outsourcing versus Insourcing

image001Outsourcing versus Insourcing, which is best for you? 

Outsourcing is a well-known concept today. It simply means to disperse job duties to outside, nonaffiliated companies on an as-needed basis or for a flat monthly fee. This practice has been accepted and implemented by many companies as a cost-saving tactic to off-load competencies to other low-cost countries.  The outsourcing market has been expanding rapidly for two reasons: bigger domestic talent pools exist outside tier-one cities and the use of videoconferencing and web meetings makes it easy to communicate from any location.

Are you paying the best salary to your employees?

Are you paying the best salary to your employees?

Let’s face it, money can be a touchy subject.  Most employees usually want or need more money.  The issue is so sensitive that many candidates interviewing for a job are hesitant to reveal their current income for fear of overselling or underselling what they are worth.  Government and non-profit agencies often institute an established salary structure with a job description and salary range for their positions. In contrast, public companies may not have established salary structures; so where can a prospective employer look to compare salaries and be competitive within the market?