In the late 1980s, as managing partner for a staffing firm, John Hall, Jr. launched 11 staffing offices. The techniques he used showed him that offices in the rapidly growing staffing industry had the best chance for success if they were independent, very professional and backed by a strong corporate support system. In 1990, Hall and his wife Glenda, assumed sole ownership of the 11 offices and formed @WORK Personnel Services. Today, @WORK has grown to be cited as one of Staffing Industry Report’s Top U.S. Staffing Firms.
Why Choose @WORK Franchise?
The @WORK Franchise office approach enables owners to have complete independence and control of local decision-making, while the corporate office provides essential and cost-saving back office support for critical functions.
Hall’s entrepreneurial vision has led to the creation of AtWork Franchise, Inc., the parent of a group of companies, each filling a different staffing industry role. In addition to @WORK Personnel Services which serves principally the clerical and light industrial markets, these include:
@WORK Medical Services: Providing employment opportunities for nurses and allied health professionals while filling a need for hospitals and other medical facilities.
@WORK HelpingHands Services: offering non-medical home assistance services.
@WORK Search Group: a full-time direct placement service.
AtWork Franchise, Inc. gives entrepreneurs choice, value and the ability to own their own business. AtWork Franchise, Inc.’s remarkable growth is fueled by John Hall’s vision: think ahead, create opportunity, give exceptional support to franchise offices and always look for the better way, every day.
We’re the jobs people. Staffing companies match millions of people to millions of jobs.
- 3 million people per day are employed by staffing companies.
- 12 million temporary and contract employees are hired by
- U.S. staffing firms over the course of a year.
- 79% of staffing employees work full time, virtually the same as
the rest of the work force.
The staffing industry offers flexibility to both employees and companies. People can choose when, where, and how they want to work. Companies can get the skills they need to keep fully staffed during busy times.
- 66% of staffing employees say flexible work time is important
- 64% of staffing employees report that their work gives them
the scheduling flexibility and the time for family that they desire.
- 90% of client businesses say staffing companies give them flexibility to keep fully staffed during busy times.
Temporary and contract work provides a bridge to permanent employment. People can try out a prospective employer and showcase their skills for a permanent job.
- 88% of staffing employees say that temporary or contract work made them more employable.
- 77% of staffing employees say it’s a good way to obtain a
- 80% of staffing clients say staffing firms offer a good way to find people who can become permanent employees.
Many people choose temporary and contract work as an employment option. They can select their work schedules and choose among a variety of diverse and challenging assignments.
- 67% of staffing employees say choice of assignments was an important factor in their job decision.
- 23% of staffing employees have little or no interest in a permanent job—they prefer the alternative arrangement over traditional employment.
- 33% of staffing employees say they work for a staffing company because they like the diversity and challenge of different jobs.
The staffing industry provides free training for millions of temporary and contract employees to help meet today’s demand for skilled workers.
- 90% of staffing companies provide free training to their temporary employees.
- 65% of staffing employees say they developed new or improved work skills through their assignments.
- 40% of staffing employees say they choose temporary or contract work as a way to obtain employment experience or job training.
What Makes @WORK Truly Different?
In more than 20 years in business, @WORK has grown to be named by Staffing Industry Report as one of the Top U.S. Staffing Firms. @WORK’s senior corporate staff has more than 100 years of staffing industry experience. @WORK’s experience points to two advantages for franchisees: effectiveness and results.
@WORK stays on the cutting edge of staffing industry technology. Examples are @WORK’s exclusive biometric time clock and job mobility client access. @WORK will give you the technological edge to win in the marketplace.
@WORK’s efficiency will help you be a more effective and prepared provider. You will have the right testing software, scheduling software, registration procedures and requirements, skills checklists and forms. Your time will be freed to sell and to service your clients.
@WORK’s modest initial franchise fee, coupled with a competitive volume discount fee structure, allows you to make the most of your capital.
As your business grows you will have the opportunity to expand through @WORK’s multiple franchise opportunities. @WORK offers the potential for a diverse revenue stream by enabling you to tap multiple business options within the staffing industry.
What does @WORK give me that I couldn’t get ton my own?
The reputation, prestige and branding of a national franchise system that gives you the name and tools needed to open client doors that might otherwise be closed.
@WORK’s complete disaster recovery systems and procedures protect your company information from catastrophes. Backup systems replicate information in real time.You will have complete access to your business information even if a disaster strikes.
@WORK’s complete disaster recovery systems and procedures protect your company information from catastrophes. Backup systems replicate information in real time. You will have complete access to your business information even if a disaster strikes.
Available to you is the combined knowledge and experience of the @WORK corporate staff. An additional advantage is the relationship you will have with @WORK’s network of franchisees across the country. Owners who can offer exceptional counsel on running an office.
@WORK provides an all-in-one, turn-key operation with a proven method of operation. An @WORK franchise comes complete with procedures, guidelines, materials and methods. Most importantly, it comes with a track record of success.
Why join @WORK?
@WORK Search Group is unique because of our family-owned, entrepreneurial atmosphere combined with one-on-one assistance for franchise partners. We do not implement a “cookie-cutter” approach to our business or to helping with yours. Our door is always open to help you launch and run your recruiting business.
Product and Services
@WORK Personnel Services represents the most traditional niche in today’s staffing marketplace. Through the placement of temporary and temp-to-hire employees predominantly in clerical and light industrial fields, the personnel market represents the largest and most developed of all staffing niches.
As a form of outsourcing, the use of personnel services has become a preferred method of cutting costs and focusing on core business functions. According to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey, 98% of all companies use some form of personnel staffing. Overall, the temporary staffing industry has become the ultimate outsourcing service in America today.
Medical staffing is growing, and its expansion is taking place regardless of periodic economic downturns. There will always be a demand for health care services. This demand will grow as baby boomers age. The shortage of nurses and allied health professionals is becoming ever more acute and companies are paying considerable fees for the services of these employees. Nurse staffing represents some 80% of the medical staffing field, allied health services 13% and administrative positions 6%.
@WORK Search group is a nationwide direct-hire professional recruiting firm and network of independently owned offices specializing in the professional placement of Accounting, Administrative, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Sales and Operations Professionals.
Everyone could use a little help. @WORK HelpingHands Services makes it easy. We concentrate on your main areas of service including daily living assistance and senior services, personal concierge, homemaker’s services and parents’ helper services.
Now you can pick the desired care services right for you and your family.
Our insured and bonded employees are fully trained and sensitive to eldercare and disability issues, home-making concerns and the need of all ages. For any kind of non-medical care, our qualified employees are on the way to your home.
Training and Support
@WORK offers a comprehensive initial training program for new franchise owners that covers all subjects important to your business success. Your training will enhance business skills, selling capabilities, recruiting techniques and general office operations. A focus will also be on management of an @WORK Personnel, Medical, HelpingHands or Search Group office. Training is tailored to meet your specific background, experience and needs. Additionally, in all cases, the following topics are covered.
If you have recruiting experience, a network of business contacts and integrity, the @WORK Search Group might be the opportunity for which you’ve been waiting. Start-up costs are minimal. You can operate the franchise from a home office or executive suite.
We are seeking franchise partners who are internet savvy, detail-oriented and willing to sell over the phone. We will train you in the best practices of telephone sales and marketing because that’s where you’ll spend the majority of your time. We take our entrepreneurial spirit, blend it with yours, add our personal commitment to you and tie it together with an extensive system that blends support, training and flexibility. Our program gives you the greatest opportunity for success.
We invite you to visit our corporate office and discover the @WORK experience for yourself. Let us be your solution to starting your own recruiting firm and owning your own business.
Initial Franchise Fee $21,000
Training Fee $3,500
Lease/Rent Deposit $900-$2,000
Leasehold Improvements $500-$2,500
Office Equipment $4,000-$12,000
Utility Deposit $0-$500
Insurance Deposit* $2,500-$5,000
Printed Material, Signage $600-$1,000
Cost to Attend Initial Training $1,000-$1,500
Start-up Costs, Salaries, Benefits $8,000-$19,000
Additional Funds** $25,000-$42,000
For everyone’s protection, franchise owners are responsible for obtaining insurance specified by @WORK. This includes comprehensive public liability insurance, motor vehicle liability insurance, property insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. Costs vary depending on the type of franchise involved and from state to state depending on requirements and what you, the owner, decide is necessary.
Additional funds needed to support your investment depend on your office’s location, size, equipment and overall business set-up. Totals also may vary depending on whether yours is an @WORK Personnel, Medical, HelpingHands or Search Group franchise. Business operations cost factors also include the management skills of you and your staff and local market and economic conditions.