Scott Wintrip

Scott Wintrip

About Scott Wintrip

Scott Wintrip is the president of the Wintrip Consulting Group and StaffingU. He was named to the Staffing 100 by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2011-2014. He can be reached at scott (at) ScottWintrip (dot) com.

More Articles by Scott Wintrip

904, 2019

Think It Over, Think It Under

By |April 9th, 2019|

The US jobs market is increasingly complex. Even as the unemployment rate hovers around 4%, recent numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show the temporary employment lost an average of 9,500 jobs per month in the first quarter of 2019. With many companies still lamenting skills shortages, staffing firms have their work cut […]

702, 2017

Take Your Staffing Firm to the Next Level

By |February 7th, 2017|

Companies are like people. They come in all shapes and sizes. Their strengths and passions vary. Some are fiercely competitive; others just try to get by. They go through good times and bad. Some survive and thrive while others go by the wayside. The ones that survive use the lessons from bad times to make […]

2010, 2016

Make Hiring Great Again

By |October 20th, 2016|

Every election cycle is packed with lessons. This year, the Presidential election process, from the primaries all the way through to this early general election season, seems to have far more than usual. One of these lessons is the danger of contradictions. Take, for example, Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.” To achieve this, […]

102, 2015

Curbing Commoditization: Differentiation in Staffing

By |February 1st, 2015|

Your firm and its services are a commodity, like it or not. The wide availability of numerous staffing and recruitment vendors, the fact that no single entity owns the product, and the fixation on price by both customers and staffing companies that choose to compete on markup all drive the reality our industry remains a […]

107, 2014

Don’t Be a ‘Necessary Evil’: How to win the hearts, minds and respect of more buyers

By |July 1st, 2014|

More than two-thirds of current and prospective buyers see you as a necessary evil. Some hiring managers and HR directors use stronger language, calling recruiters “scum sucking pig dogs” or admitting they engage staffing firms only for “problematic use” (these quotes are not manufactured).

How is it that an industry that impacts the most important asset […]

108, 2013

Don’t Blame the VMS

By |August 1st, 2013|

Change the way you use the tool
People love to hate the vendor management system (VMS). But VMS, in and of itself, is not really the issue; it’s how it’s being used. Like a doctor recklessly prescribing medications without fully diagnosing the patient, a significant number of buyers and VMS providers have been similarly negligent. Making […]