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Technology is evolving at a rapid clip. Staffing firms must scramble to stay on top as artificial intelligence, online staffing, chatbots and other automation evolve. New online platforms are “hot;” nascent technologies are emerging daily.

While technology will likely never upend the staffing industry as the automobile did the horse and […]


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Marketing by Design

November 20th, 2017|

Marketing seldom gets the attention it deserves in the talent acquisition ecosphere. The landscape, however, has dramatically evolved as marketing strategies increasingly play a part in staffing agencies’ growth.

Marketing professionals in the staffing industry no longer simply generate newsletters, press […]

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Proper Engagement

November 20th, 2017|

The rapid pace of technological change has altered the recruitment process, providing candidates and end users with myriad choices. The goal is to leverage technologies that enable recruiters and staffing firms to more efficiently find the right talent. Claudette Cunitz, […]

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Watch Those Requests

November 20th, 2017|

There has been voluminous news coverage of the individual and employer mandates imposed by the Affordable Care Act, but little has been reported about the health insurance mandates imposed on staffing suppliers by their customers.

The ACA’s employer mandate regulations include […]

Online Showcase

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Crack the Case

October 9th, 2017|

Your website is the single most important marketing vehicle for your staffing firm — and the one with the highest potential return on investment. Each month, it will host thousands (if not tens of thousands) of visitors — employers, job […]

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Industrial Staffing in a Time of Candidate Scarcity

September 26th, 2017|

Since the great recession, the industrial segment of the US temporary staffing market has nearly doubled in size to reach an estimated $33 billion this year, according to our most recent forecast. After a strong run of expansion, the market declined […]

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The Next Industrial Revolution

September 5th, 2017|

You may, or may not, be aware that the Fourth Industrial Revolution came upon us a couple of years ago. Each of its predecessors had been powered by the invention of ground-breaking new technologies; the First, in the 1780s, came […]

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Your Core Team

Like you, every day, I see an announcement for “The Next Big Thing” — a new technology, investment opportunity or innovation promising to maximize profits by increasing productivity and reducing labor costs.

The nature of “The Next Big Thing” varies widely, such as: utilizing offshore resources to reduce labor costs; increasing sourcing effectiveness; maximizing big data to better control costs and predict success; or increasing the use of artificial intelligence in the candidate and employee selection process.

No head in the sand. […]

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Smart Choices

Believe it or not, it’s been more than seven years since the passage of the […]

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Elevating Contract Work

As technical contract work becomes a standard part of business, traditional nine-to-five office jobs are […]

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Building Rapport

A few months ago, I received an email from a potential customer asking for information […]

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Their Own Patterns

After working for a large software company for many years, I went freelance. And I’ve […]

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Latest Research

  • Key Findings In the latest fiscal quarter, median revenue growth among publicly traded staffing companies doing business in North America improved for the third consecutive quarter, following five […]

  • Workforce Solutions Webinar – 2017, Future Shock, The State of Workforce

    Sponsored by Beeline The world of work is changing […]

  • 2017 Staffing Company Survey

    Key Findings:This report – 480 pages in all – represents the aggregation and distillation of staffing industry knowledge derived from nine separate surveys of North American staffing […]

  • December US Jobs Report

    Event- On a seasonally adjusted basis, total nonfarm employment rose by 228,000 in November, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in its monthly jobs report. Temporary help services […]