Are You Social?

Social media is a perfect fit for staffing firms, given the relationship- based nature of our industry. And it would seem that the industry would have jumped at the chance to embrace the phenomenon long ago. However, that isn’t always the case, and those dragging their feet may soon find […]


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From Zero to $700 Million

June 1st, 2018|

The tale of Apex Systems Inc., an IT staffing firm based in Richmond, Va., is the stuff of legend and a terrific example of a company using the principles highlighted in the book Breaking Through: Leadership Disciplines of Top Performing […]

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One to Many

June 1st, 2018|

Relationships are the foundation of the industry. Good relationships with both clients and candidates are what drive the bottom lines of staffing firms. But in an age of social media, how can firms compete effectively?

Marketing automation. Proponents say it delivers […]

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GOP Makes Tax Cuts

May 1st, 2018|

Thanks to big changes in the new federal tax bill, businesses of all stripes will feel the impact of the tax law, including staffing firms.

Congress approved the $1.5 trillion tax cut law on a party-line vote in December. The Tax […]

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Who’s an IC?

June 25th, 2018|

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court adopted a stricter test for determining who is an independent contractor, and executives say the decision in the case, known as the Dynamex case, will have a significant impact on companies that use […]

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Re-Enter Moms

April 10th, 2018|

It’s a familiar story.  Mothers who take a break in their careers to raise children. They are ready to return to work, but face a bias from employers and concerns over the gap in their work history. And stay-at-home mothers […]

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Rising Overtime

April 5th, 2018|

As US manufacturing firms have expanded operations and increased their headcount over the past year, it is not surprising that use of overtime hours has also grown, as firms scramble to keep their operations running smoothly around the clock, handle […]

Recent Columns

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Benefit of Counsel: Et Tu, Client?

It’s been several months since the groundswell #MeToo movement began, with many prominent figures being felled by sexual harassment allegations — and the effects extend beyond Hollywood and Washington DC. Many employers have seen increased complaints, but staffing businesses face additional practical and legal issues.

While there is no magic spell to protect your firm, there are some basic steps to get you started.

Take action. Remember that your staffing firm and the client company are most likely joint employers of the […]

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Buyer Reality: Through the Noise

As a procurement professional and then as an industry advisor, I have worked with all […]

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Expert’s Corner: Save the Date!

Why industry conferences are essential — and how to justify their cost

Today’s technology enables us […]

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Selling Smart: Planned Persistence

Before my staffing industry career, I sold properties for a home builder. In staffing, though […]

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The Other Side: Promoting Right

One of my proudest moments as an IT consultant was when I was working for […]

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Latest Research

  • SI Report Webinar - July 2018

    In this webinar topics covered include: Legal & regulatory trends Temp employment via the human cloud  The key to website and app effectiveness What drives temp satisfaction  IT […]

  • North America Legal Update Q2 2018

    In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem in North America in Q2 2018: Canada  Quebec Temporary Foreign Worker Agencies to be Licensed […]

  • July 2018 US Jobs Report

    Event- On a seasonally adjusted basis, total nonfarm employment rose by 213,000 in June, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in its monthly jobs report. Temporary help services […]

  • Buyer Survey Americas IF 2018

    Key Findings: This report contains initial findings of the 2018 Workforce Solutions Buyer Survey, including survey questions and unanalyzed summary statistics. It represents the 13th annual such […]