ASA: What type of staffing services does QPS Employment Group provide?
McNulty: QPS Employment Group is a full-service staffing firm. We provide staffing solutions to challenges in industrial, skilled trades, office/clerical, and professional sectors with temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire offerings. QPS is the largest privately held firm in the states of Wisconsin and Iowa, and we are able to offer the resources of a national firm with the personalized attention that is typically only given by a smaller firm. We operate in over 30 offices throughout the Midwest.
ASA: How does ASA save you time and money, or give your business an advantage?
McNulty: Being a member of ASA adds instant credibility and gives our company an advantage over other firms who are not members. We promote our membership on our website, in our client newsletter, and through other marketing materials.
Our staff has the ability to learn industry-specific information through ASA’s education and certification programs, making them more knowledgeable. Approximately 50% of our placement staff has received their CSP or TSC certification, which is impressive to many of our clients and is something that sets QPS apart from our competition.
ASA also provides information and guidance on legal and government affairs to help inform us about state-specific laws, as well as updates on national legislation. Having this knowledge at our fingertips gives QPS a leg up over other staffing firms that are not associated with ASA. QPS has saved both time and money by speaking with ASA on legal issues versus consulting with an attorney. ASA’s information on the Affordable Care Act, whether it be from webinars or one-on-one conversations, has been invaluable to QPS and saved us from spending outside consultant fees.
ASA: How is your staff integrating the association’s services into their daily work?
McNulty: Our staff incorporates the knowledge that they have learned from ASA into their daily work. ASA offers many resources that our staff benefits from, including the daily enewsletter, ASAPro webinars, conferences like Staffing World® and Staffing Law, and certifications such as the CSP and TSC. Approximately 50% of our placement staff has received their certifications and more are working toward it.
ASA: What advice would you give other ASA members?
McNulty: I would recommend that ASA members take advantage of all of the services that ASA has to offer. One way to start learning about ASA and its services is to participate in a webinar on maximizing your membership. The daily Staffing Today enewsletter from ASA also keeps staffing firms involved and informed.
QPS also encourages other staffing firms to promote their ASA membership by using the logo on their website and branding strategies. Finally, QPS encourages all ASA members to get involved in the legal and government affairs aspect of ASA. Doing so will save your company both time and money.