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Workers' Compensation Risk Certification Background
Staffing firms offer flexibility to virtually any employer with personnel needs. The advantages of outsourcing personnel functions have allowed the industry to grow to  $81.9 billion in 2005. Staffing services place 2.9 million workers with employment every day. Trends show that a growing number of workers prefer flexibility and choice when it comes to employment opportunities. 74% of temporary employees use staffing as a bridge to fulltime employment. For employers, staffing companies provide needed human resource support, employee benefits, training, insurance coverages (like workers' compensation), and a variety of other necessary business tools to their customers. Selecting the appropriate staffing firm for your business can be challenging. Chances are, in your area, a host of staffing firms are competing for an opportunity to service your business. Distinguishing among them to develop a profitable staffing partnership requires comparison based beyond bill rates.

What is WRC?
The Workers Compensation Risk Certification (WRC, pronounced “work”) is a staffing-specific program focusing on the critical area of safety in the co-employer relationship. The WRC Certified seal identifies a firm’s commitment to safety early in the sales process. The WRC standard is administered by industry leadership through the services provided by Risk Control Group, the nation’s fifth largest independent risk management consulting firm.

Drawing influence from the ISO family of standards, staffing firms undergo a comprehensive operational evaluation process to earn the designation WRC Certified. This includes a review of how they prescreen, qualify and interview applicants. The process contemplates how employees are evaluated, matched to jobs and trained before they are sent to a worksite. Furthermore, the WRC Certification process extends into the client partnership and how staffing services build safety partnerships, communicate with clients, and maintain focus on your facility and production goals. Should an accident or injury occur, WRC Certified firms are trained to react immediately and work with the client to ensure that all employees are safe from similar harm.

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WRC Certified companies offer superior matching of talent, preservation of the safety record of their clients (OSHA 300 logs), lower turnover, and increased productivity among the other benefits of working with a safety conscious staffing service. The WRC Certified logo distinguishes staffing services whose commitment to risk management is fundamental and supported by best practices.
How to use is the homepage of the WRC Certification Program. Learn more about the benefits of using WRC certified services (here). Please bookmark this page, as in the future it will contain tools designed to help all companies manage their staffing partnership(s) including a nationwide searchable directory of WRC Certified staffing offices. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the WRC Certification and the benefits of working with a safety-conscious staffing service.
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