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  • Meet Impellam
    July 12, 2017

    To find out more about the Impellam Brands please click on this video link.

  • HRO Today's 2016 MSP Baker's Dozen Results Announced
    June 15, 2016

    HRO Today recently announced its annual Baker’s Dozen MSP listing. Rankings are based solely on feedback from buyers of managed services. In order to determine an overall ranking, results are analyzed across three subcategories: service breadth, deal sizes, and quality.

    We’re pleased to be included on the list for another year, alongside Guidant Group, who recently welcomed us into the Impellam family last year. This is an incredible achievement for us and we would like to thank everyone at both Bartech and Guidant Group for their tremendous work and efforts!

    You can find out the full results by watching the HRO Today's 2016 MSP Baker's Dozen video announcement.

  • Bartech Receives 2015 Pinnacle Award from Delphi Automotive
    June 7, 2016

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  • Guidant Group & Bartech Group Named as Top MSP Provider in HRO Today's 2016 Baker's Dozen MSP Rankings May 3, 2016

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  • DPTV Documentary Celebrates Life & Career of Bartech’s Founder, John W. Barfield
    Airs December 16, 8:00 p.m. on Detroit Public Television

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  • Bartech to Fuel Impellam Group

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  • Sverica Capital Management Announces the Sale of the Bartech Group to Impellam Group

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  • An Entrepreneur and a Gentleman - December 2015 issue of The Rotarian showcasing our founder, John W. Barfield.

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  • UHY and Bartech in the Human Resources Sector Case Study

    UHY is a cohesive international network of independent member firms providing audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services across the globe. Bartech understands that globalization brings numerous challenges for clients, with more demands for efficiency, scalability and agility than ever before. Please refer to the case study on page 6.

  • Bartech 2015 Honoree Diversity Focused Company Corp! Salute to Diversity - September 10th, 2015

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  • Crain's Detroit Business spotlights Bartech CFO Jim Hanrahan - April 20th, 2014

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  • A blog post, "Recognizing the importance of supplier diversity," featuring Bartech as a diverse supplier, is live on To read please click on this link:
  • SIA reports on top new hires in industry.

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  • David Barfield, President and CEO of Bartech once again made The Staffing 100 List - for the most influential people in the staffing industry.

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  • David Barfield, President and CEO of Bartech quoted in Bloomberg article, "Payrolls in U.S. Rise 165,000 as Unemployment Rate Drops" – May 3, 2013

    Employers "want workforce flexibility to manage peaks and valleys of the industry cycle," David Barfield, chief executive officer of Bartech Group Inc., a staffing company based in Livonia, Michigan. "Temporary labor gives you fast access to skilled workers." He said automakers are "among the most aggressive acquirers of temporary labor." For the full article:

  • Penny Queller debates that an externally run MSP can expand clients' opportunities – April 24, 2013

    Penny Queller debates that an externally run MSP can expand clients' opportunities in Point/Counterpoint of Staffing Industry Analysts May 2013 Review.

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield's Supplier Diversity: Partners In Profit - April 15, 2013

    Raw, honest and unapologetic emotion is not the first thing I would have anticipated to witness at a corporate supplier event. My experiences as both a daughter and sister of global automotive purchasing vice presidents and, later, publisher of a business magazine focused on minority supplier development, pointed to a more distant relationship between corporate decision makers and the supplier community. Happily, I've discovered that times have changed - dramatically. Amidst increased pressures for procurement managers to deliver bottom line results, a culture of cooperation has emerged that is benefitting both suppliers and the customers they serve. And nowhere is that more evident than at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which spent a record $106 million with minority suppliers in 2012.

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  • Bartech's Corporate Counsel, Michael A. Qaqish named a Top Corporate Counsel for 2013 by DBusiness – April 1, 2013

    Bartech's Corporate Counsel, Michael A. Qaqish was named a Top Corporate Counsel for 2013 by DBusiness magazine. DBusiness polled more than 15,000 private attorneys in the Detroit area and asked each to select the best corporate counsel as part of its 2013 Top Lawyers Peer Review Survey. Michael is responsible for the draft, review and negotiations of commercial contracts related to direct hire, temporary staffing and workforce management services. He manages international legal issues and provides guidance on applicable laws impacting staffing and workforce management services for Bartech.

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  • Bartech Opens New Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan – November 26, 2012

    The Bartech Group (Bartech) will be opening its doors to its new headquarters, Monday, November 26th 2012. The new office is located in the American Center, Suite 600 and has been custom built for the managed and staffing solutions firm. All Bartech employees from the Bingham Farms office will move over in November and in mid-2013, employees from Bartech’s Livonia office will expand to occupy the seventh floor of the American Center.

    The new address will be:
    27777 Franklin Road, Suite 600
    Southfield, MI 48034

  • Bartech Nominated To Win E-Award Performance Through Excellence Award – November 2012

    Every year the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council recognizes excellence among a minority owned/operated business. Bartech has been nominated for the "mega deal" award - being presented as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) supplier who had $20 million or greater in sales with a single client. Bartech was nominated for our work with Verizon. The award will be presented by Donna Earhardt on November 16th of the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council.

    The award will be presented by Donna Earhardt on November 16th of the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council.

  • Bartech MSP Expands as Watson Pharmaceuticals Acquires Activis – November 2012
    Watson Pharmaceuticals: Acquisition Of Actavis Creates A Lot Of Value

    Watson Pharmaceuticals acquired competitor Actavis – becoming the third-largest generic drug company in the world. The acquisition will cause expansion of business into Russia and central and eastern Europe. The two companies will have a combined revenue of $8 billion in 2012.

    As Watson Pharmaceuticals' MSP, this acquisition will result in additional spend and headcount. Additionally:

    • This acquisition will grow Watson’s presence from a primarily domestic generics provider into an international generics provider
    • Watson will be growing from 7,000 employees to 14,000 by year-end
    • Company revenues will increase from 4 billion to 8 billion annually
    • This acquisition will grow global supply chains to 30 facilities and increase unit capacity to more than 44 million units
    • Similarly, the Bartech MSP handling contingent labor will expand as well in regards to headcount and spend
  • Independent Contractor Solutions – October 2012
    Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) reported in March, and again in October 2012, that buyers of contingent labor rank Independent Contractor compliance on their list of top five priorities to address during the year. Based on the buyer surveys conducted by SIA, about 87% of the companies polled, believe that they employ Independent Contractors that have been improperly classified. As a result of increased scrutiny by government regulatory agencies about 40% of the companies believe they will be subject to an involuntary audit over the next year. For more information, the full article 2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' top priorities for their CW programs in 2012, can be found on the SIA website.

  • Crain’s Detroit Business – March 9, 2012
    David Barfield Succeeds Brother as Bartech CEO
    David Barfield has succeeded his brother Jon Barfield as president, CEO and chairman of Livonia-based Bartech Group Inc.

  • Staffing Industry Analysts – September 27, 2011
    Who’s Who: The Staffing 100
    Jon Barfield earns top spot on Staffing Industry Analysts’ Who’s Who List

To learn more about Bartech workforce management, staffing, BPO and consulting solutions, call 800.824.2962 or email

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