Essential Pros Franchise Review: Q&A with Nicole Powell

Essential Pros Vice President shares why owning the staffing agency franchise is a best-bet investment

Essential Pros Staffing agency Franchise Nicole Powell headshotHiring employees to fill open positions is a delicate and extremely time consuming process. This process will become even more consuming as the U.S. workforce is expected to reach 163 million by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fortunately for businesses throughout the nation, there are agencies like Essential Pros staffing agency franchise that specialize in pairing the right employers with the best job candidates. 

Founded in 2007, Essential Pros has grown to multiple locations throughout Nebraska, where our reputation for delivering the best placements for our clients is highly regarded. As we begin to expand throughout the nation for the first time, Essential Pros offers several tremendous competitive advantages in the form of back-office support, proven leadership from our executive team and a business model that is straightforward, simple to run, quick to scale and maximizes profitability.

In this wide-ranging interview, Vice President Nicole Powell explains what makes Essential Pros stand out as well as a best-bet investment in the $160 billion staffing industry. 

Why is this a meaningful business to own?

Powell: We definitely meet both our clients and applicants at a crossroad. Whether our clients need to ramp up staff for a new project or are experiencing growth and need staff, we help them find the best applicants by truly understanding their needs. We do the same with applicants. Whether they’re starting a new job or looking to better themselves, we find them the perfect position among our clients. So we truly get to see the connection come into play to fill both needs for both parties. 

What makes Essential Pros different from other staffing agencies?

Powell: We have the Essential difference. Unlike the average staffing company that sends someone out to a job to fill a spot, we understand the needs of our clients because we build a relationship with them. By cultivating our relationships, we know what they’re looking for in an applicant. We do the same with our applicants because they are not just a number. They are interviewed face to face so that we can find out who they are, what their skills are and how they can best benefit the right client. At Essential Pros, we do not shuffle paper. Instead, we focus on building and maintaining relationships and utilizing the right technology to make our jobs easy. 

How has Essential Pros impacted the communities it serves?

Powell: After 12 years in business, we have placed hundreds of thousands of people in jobs across the Midwest and in Nebraska. We have done so successfully because we are able to not only help clients achieve their goals with bettering their businesses, but also help applicants create lasting careers. It’s very rewarding to be a part of this industry and knowing that you’re helping people. One of the most fun things in this industry is getting to meet a variety of interesting people. You get to learn about the clients, what their needs are and how they’re unique. Then you meet applicants who have interesting work experiences and backgrounds. At the end, we conduct our work to create the perfect fit.  

What do you have to be passionate about in order to be successful in this business?

Powell: In order to be successful in this business, as an entrepreneur you need to have drive and a willingness to want to better yourself and community. It takes someone who cares and has a lot of hustle to get out there, meet new people and make new connections. Ultimately, you’re not only making connections with the client, but also the applicants, which helps build a stronger community. 

Why is now a good time to invest in an Essential Pros franchise?

Powell: Right now is the perfect time because the staffing industry is booming. Companies need to find, vet and hire qualified applicants in a timely manner, so they’re utilizing our services to ease their burdens. For entrepreneurs, we’ve created a business model that is simple to operate, easy to scale and maximizes profitability that we want to share. 

Are you ready to be at the center of your local economy? Invest in an Essential Pros franchise today

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