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LOCAL IS THE NEW NATIONAL.

INDEPENDENT STAFFING COMPANIES UNITE


LOCAL IS THE NEW NATIONAL ANSERTEAM, The Alliance of National Staffing and Employment Resources, is providing companies with the ultimate staffing solution - the best independent, quality-driven staffing firms in the country available as one seamless powerhouse team. As a member of ANSERTEAM, you benefit by recapturing lost opportunities, attracting new clients and gaining a tremendous competitive edge over other staffing firms in your market.

OVER 65 INDEPENDENT FIRMS HAVE JOINED ANSERTEAM AND THE NUMBERS ARE GROWING QUALITY COUPLED WITH NATIONAL REACH MAKES ANSERTEAM THE ULTIMATE NATIONAL STAFFING SOLUTION OUR MAJORITY WOMEN AND MINORITY OWNED MEMBER FIRMS ATTRACT CLIENTS WITH DIVERSITY INITIATIVES MORE THAN AN ASSOCIATION, ANSERTEAM IS A MEMBER OWNED AND OPERATED COMPANY FOCUSED ON PROFITABILITY

ONLY ONE LOCAL STAFFING FIRM PER MARKET IS SELECTED FOR ANSERTEAM MEMBERSHIP Our mission is to revolutionize the staffing industry by reintroducing national and regional companies to the quality and customer care they’ve been missing. It is also our goal to help local, independent staffing firms increase their client base and secure a greater share of the business in their local market. Membership is only offered to select independent firms who have a track record of success, have demonstrated active community involvement, and have proven financial stability. The meticulous screening and selection process we employ has enabled us to build a network of the finest staffing companies in North America. Our members are proud of their affiliation with ANSERTEAM, and we are honored to have them as members.

Our Network of Member Firms Spans North America


NEW CLIENTS & BIGGER OPPORTUNITIES ANSERTEAM membership gives you a unique selling proposition that will open client doors and create opportunities with national customers. Now you can break free from the limitations of being a local staffing provider and target large companies that were formerly out of reach.

SELL A NATIONAL SOLUTION TO COMPANIES THAT NEED MORE THAN LOCAL SUPPORT DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF FROM YOUR LOCAL COMPETITION AND WIN MORE SALES TAKE BACK BUSINESS FROM NATIONAL VENDORS BY SELLING LOCAL QUALITY WITH NATIONAL REACH EMPOWER YOUR SALES TEAM TO OFFER NEW SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES

ANSERTEAM WILL TRAIN YOUR SALES TEAM AND GIVE THEM THE TOOLS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS More than a staffing association, ANSERTEAM is company focused on success and profitability. “I am pleased to say, the ANSERTEAM advantage put Gage Personnel on the ”short list” and ultimately allowed us to be awarded this piece of business valued at over $2 million locally. In addition to the sales support, I found ANSERTEAM to be a key resource while negotiating our contract and developing implementation strategies.” -- William Gage, CEO

Membership includes training from sales experts and industry pioneers who have embraced the ANSERTEAM solution as both the future of staffing and as the ultimate sales tool for local firms. Staffing firm owners and their sales staff learn how to leverage ANSERTEAM to secure more local business and differentiate themselves from their competition. Joining ANSERTEAM is also like expanding your sales team across the country as leads and client referrals are continually shared throughout our network.

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WIN BUSINESS WITH ONEPOINT™ ANSERTEAM’S OnePoint™ is a web-based technology solution that gives clients instant access to real-time staffing spend, performance metrics, customized reporting and invoicing. OnePoint™ allows for multiple methods of electronic time capture and invoicing. The technology offers tremendous flexibility to both members and clients, and can be customized per client application. The added benefit is that our members can continue using their native ATS (Applicant Tracking System).

ONEPOINT™ IS A SEAMLESS SOLUTION THAT UNIFIES ANSERTEAM MEMBERS AND CLIENTS COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY FOR CUSTOMIZED METHODS OF TIME CAPTURE, INVOICING AND REPORTING MEMBERS CAN MAINTAIN THEIR ATS AND UTILIZE ONEPOINT™ AS AN ON-DEMAND WEB APPLICATION ONEPOINT™ WINS BUSINESS BY OFFERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS COMPETITORS CANNOT

ONEPOINT™ CAN BE HARNESSED AS A POWERFUL SALES TOOL FOR APPROACHING LOCAL CLIENTS. Although OnePoint™ is the backbone that unifies ANSERTEAM members and clients across the “OnePoint™ has opened doors for our sales team at leading law firms throughout New York. The web based system provides litigation supervisors with the exact reporting they need for contract attorney projects, as well as several options for electronic time capture and time approval. OnePoint™ layers with our existing ATS and for all of that power, it’s just simple to use. ” - Nicole Gable, Director

DeltaForce Legal Staffing

country, it is more than just a national technology solution. OnePoint’s™ easy to use web based portal and multiple time capture capabilities make it a powerful addition to any existing ATS. Members are capitalizing on OnePoint’s™ offerings to enhance client experiences and win new business by presenting on-demand reporting and invoicing capabilities that were previously unavailable, or too expensive to develop in-house. The result is a technology solution that works nationally, locally, and serves as a powerful sales tool for our members.


DISCOUNTS ON STAFFING INDUSTRY PRODUCTS The ANSERTEAM Vendor Partner program attracts leading industry product and service providers. We give vendors the opportunity they most desire - to interact directly with staffing firm owners and key decision makers. By providing them an on-target, captive audience of staffing firm owners from around the country, the vendors are able minimize their “sales” efforts and focus on offering members incredible discounts.

RECEIVE DISCOUNTS ON LEADING INDUSTRY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BECOME AWARE OF EMERGING PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL GIVE YOUR FIRM AN EDGE SHARE PRODUCT EXPERIENCES WITH OTHER MEMBERS AND LEVERAGE THE NETWORK FOR PRODUCT REFERRALS RENEGOTIATE PRICING ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU ALREADY USE

OUR VENDOR PARTNER COMMITTEE WORKS WITH INDUSTRY VENDORS TO SECURE SPECIAL PRICING AND DISCOUNTS ANSERTEAM’s Vendor Partner Committee is a team of staffing firm owners who are dedicated to “Thanks to the ANSERTEAM Annual Conference our company was introduced to call broadcasting technologies over VOIP. The representative from Call-Em-All answered all of our questions, and gave us a generous free-trial to test the waters. We’ve already increased our fill rate thanks to the new product. ” - Gerald Gilfedder

researching industry products, polling members on their needs, and targeting product leaders to negotiate special cost-savings packages and discounts. Our team also keeps members abreast of developing trends and technologies so that they can make educated decisions on products and services for their firm. Our members have the opportunity to interact with vendors through webinars and at the ANSERTEAM Annual Conference. We have created a community where independent staffing firm owners and industry vendors benefit together.

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A WOMEN AND MINORITY OWNED ORGANIZATION Companies seeking to expand their diversity initiative to staffing resources are very excited about ANSERTEAM. We are a majority women and minority owned business, and the only true diversity spend outlet in national staffing. For independent staffing companies that are WMBEs, ANSERTEAM allows you to enhance your diversity offerings and attract more clients by offering a national solution.

REINFORCE YOUR DIVERSITY STATUS BY JOINING A NATIONAL WMBE, ANSERTEAM NETWORK WITH OTHER WMBE OWNERS WHO ARE CERTIFIED LOCALLY AND THROUGH WBENC LEARN ABOUT CERTIFICATION BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OUR WEBINARS AND CONFERENCES WIN MORE BUSINESS BY COMPOUNDING YOUR DIVERSITY STATUS WITH A NATIONAL STAFFING SOLUTION

LEARN HOW TO CAPITALIZE ON YOUR WMBE STATUS THROUGH OUR MARKETING WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS Many of the owners in ANSERTEAM have been recognized and celebrated for their success as WMBEs and for their participation in organizations such as WBENC. We host continuous online and onsite meetings to help newer WMBE members market their diversity status more effectively and address the growing diversity initiatives of companies in their market. Non-WMBE member staffing firms also benefit by being able to market a diversity solution through their membership in ANSERTEAM. ANSERTEAM is currently on track to becoming a WBENC Certified company.


Please find this letter as a formal recognition of the impact the ANSERTEAM program has had on my company, Gage Personnel. In pursuit of a recent sales opportunity with Carpenter Technologies (a regional specialty steel manufacturer), I was required to develop a staffing solution that incorporated a national sales strategy while having the ability to span across several different geographical regions and industry disciplines. Even though Gage Personnel was noted to be one of the best providers in Reading, PA, we were not considered a viable option for a national contract due to our limited regional coverage. In fact, we were due to be passed over for the opportunity in lieu of a “national provider”. Given our position within the opportunity, I engaged ANSERTEAM in an effort to enhance our offering to Carpenter. Paul Petersen (ANSERTEAM National Director) analyzed our position, developed a strategy to gain credibility as a national staffing provider and presented a proposal that outlined the ANSERTEAM program and capabilities to Carpenter. I am pleased to say, the ANSERTEAM advantage put Gage Personnel on the “short list” and ultimately allowed us to be awarded this piece of business valued at over $2 million locally. In addition to the sales support, I found ANSERTEAM to be a key resource while negotiating our contract and developing implementation strategies. Their advice and industry knowledge gave us confidence in our negotiations, added credibility to our organization and subsequently allowed for a smooth ramp up. We are now on solid footing in Reading, PA with Carpenter and we stand poised to move forward nationally, incorporating other ANSERTEAM members in the opportunity. Feedback from the customer thus far is that we have the right solution and they look forward to continued dialogue and strategies to engage ANSERTEAM across their enterprise. Thank you for all of your efforts and expertise. I am confident that Gage Personnel would not have won this opportunity without taking the ANSERTEAM program to the table. Sincerely,

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT IS ANSERTEAM?

ANSERTEAM is an alliance of independent staffing companies across the United States.

WHY WAS ANSERTEAM FORMED?

To give local, independent staffing companies the ability to apply for and be awarded regional and national staffing opportunities.

HOW DOES A STAFFING FIRM BECOME A MEMBER?

A staffing firm will be considered for membership only if it meets the following guidelines: » » » »

It is an independently owned company It has a proven reputation for quality and ethical business practices and has a history of sound finances The staffing firm focuses on one or more of the staffing opportunities addressed in the previous question An ANSERTEAM Member does not already exist in the staffing firm’s local market

WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS? Prospective members must agree to the terms of ANSERTEAM’s operating agreement, adhere to its performance standards, and be willing to complete an initial questionnaire and a comprehensive application - which includes detailed information about their company. Additionally, prospective members must submit to a comprehensive business background check. All members must also live up to an established Code of Ethics.

IS MEMBERSHIP EXCLUSIVE FOR MY LOCAL MARKET?

Yes, once you are a member, no other staffing firm in your local market can be invited to become a member. The only exceptions are as follows: » »

Your firm does not support a particular staffing area that is required to service a client. For instance, ANSERTEAM has a client that requires hospitality support and your firm chooses not service that area or develop a hospitality division to meet that need. ANSERTEAM will invite you to refer a local staffing firm who can support hospitality. This firm would become a subvendor for hospitality needs. If the subvendor relationship is successful, ANSERTEAM can offer membership to that staffing firm for hospitality opportunities only. You voluntarily terminate your ANSERTEAM Membership or ANSERTEAM terminates your membership for breach of contract.

WHO RUNS ANSERTEAM? ANSERTEAM is owned and managed by all of our members. We have a member appointed Executive Committee of three local staffing firm owners and an appointed National Director. ANSERTEAM has committees that review and recommend solutions in the areas of new membership, technology, best practices and vendor partnerships.


HOW WILL I BENEFIT BY JOINING ANSERTEAM? There are a number of potential benefits: » » » »

Membership enables you to approach each national company with an office in your local area with a unique selling proposition. Membership creates awareness of national opportunities discovered by fellow members. Membership enables you to participate in any ANSERTEAM national contract where there is a client facility in your city. Membership allows independents to compete with nationals (at a lower cost of doing business) by spreading the selling cost across the ANSERTEAM organization.

DO MEMBERS HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CHOSEN OPPORTUNITY? No. If an opportunity is won in your local market, but your firm does not support the client’s particular staffing need, you do not have to participate. For example, if there is a light industrial opportunity available but your firm does not staff light industrial, you can pass on the opportunity. We will then ask you to refer another local staffing firm that can support the opportunity. Please see the question “Is Membership Exclusive for my local market?” for more information.

HOW DO OPPORTUNITIES DEVELOP? Opportunity development is a collaborative effort. Leads are generated and presented to our National Director by each ANSERTEAM member. Our National Director then analyzes the leads and focuses on opportunities that are a good geographic match for ANSERTEAM member locations. In most cases, one of our members is already doing business with a company, but the company is looking for a national solution. The National Director teams up with the local member to present the ANSERTEAM solution. This results in the local member strengthening its relationship with the company and increasing local business and, at the same time, creating opportunities with the company for members across the country.

DOES ONEPOINT™ TECHNOLOGY REPLACE MY CURRENT APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM? Not at all. Members continue to use their existing systems to track job orders internally and to process payment for their employees. A minimal amount of information is entered into OnePoint™ so that ANSERTEAM can bill the client and provide reporting.

IS THERE A COST TO BE AN ANSERTEAM MEMBER? Yes, each member is asked to pay an initial Capital Contribution, the amount depends on your market size. In addition, there will be a “participation fee”. The participation fee is a small percentage of the revenue generated by a national contract. There is also a “technology charge” of an additional percentage for deployment of our web based staffing management solution.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT ANSERTEAM? Please visit our website at http://www.anserteam.com or call us at 1.888.WE.ANSER (1.888. 932.6737).

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