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Catalyst for Change

The events this year have focused a spotlight on the importance of not just diversity but inclusion and belonging — and justice — more than any time in recent memory. In addition, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is hitting minority communities particularly hard — both the virus itself and the


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The New Face of the Industry

March 23rd, 2020|

The world of recruiting and staffing is becoming more complex and technology driven as a variety of converging trends affect the industry. From the “Uberization” of the on-demand workforce to changes in clients’ buying habits to robotic process automation and […]

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What’s That Ahead?

February 19th, 2020|

No one argues with the idea that recessions make it more difficult to run a business. When consumers and corporations spend less money, employers lay off full-time employees and hire fewer contingent workers. That pressures staffing firms to keep their […]

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The Staffing 100 Hall of Fame

February 19th, 2020|

When we created the Staffing 100 list in 2011, it was to honor a group that found people jobs and helped accelerate the process of finding a job. We have since maintained this annual, unranked list as a way to […]

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A Beneficial Approach

June 11th, 2020|

As the companies nationwide began to grapple with how to protect their workers amid Covid-19, Aquent became the first staffing company to offer its temporary workers paid sick leave with nationwide. Specializing in placing temporary employees in marketing and creative […]

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Back to Work

June 1st, 2020|

Virtually all of the US population was recently subject to stay-at-home orders. As states begin lifting restrictions that allow employees to return to work, staffing firms in particular face a myriad of legal pitfalls and logistical challenges as they recall […]

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PPP: Act fast

May 7th, 2020|

The SBA Paycheck Protection Program aims to help companies survive by providing a direct incentive to keep employees on the payroll during the Covid-19 crisis. Qualifying staffing firms need to act fast if they are interested in taking part.

Companies jumped […]

Recent Columns

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Building Back a Better Industry

This spring, society saw years’ worth of change happening in just a few days. First came the coronavirus pandemic, which led to a health crisis of epic proportions along with a devastating economic downturn from the resulting lockdown. Then, the shocking killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer once again exposed the ongoing brutality too often visited upon African Americans in our society. The resulting protests and the ongoing debates about police and criminal justice […]

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Research Report: On the Precipice

Transformative developments lead to a consolidating IT staffing market

The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, or HHI, is a […]

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A New Model

I propose a new staffing model: The connected talent cloud, which I call Tier 0.5. […]

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We Are Open

With the exception of a couple hotspots, most of the nation has reopened to some […]

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HR On Demand

In the growing space of on-demand gig work platforms, SIA has started to see more […]

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Fork in the Road

With the global pandemic, I am in the same unfortunate position as 40 million other […]

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A Higher Standard

Half a year into the pandemic, companies still feel the pressures of disruption. Organizations shifted […]

The Staffing Stream

Latest Research

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

    Curated by SIA, the resources below represent a collection of articles, data tools, and websites that offer actionable insights related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak. The section at the […]

  • August US Jobs Report

    Event: In today’s monthly jobs report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm employment rose by 1.8 million in July on a seasonally adjusted basis. Temporary help services […]

  • Interactive Directory of Suppliers to Staffing Firms

    This new interactive report identifies and categorizes specialist suppliers to staffing firms globally. Members can use this report to identify suppliers by both category and by geography. […]

  • Latin America Legal Update Q2 2020

    In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Latin America in Q2 2020.If you want information about the short-term measures governments are […]