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Winning Game Plans

Covid-19 turned the world upside down. Things were going well, and suddenly they weren’t. Coming into 2020, US staffing industry revenue was projected to rise by 3% to reach $156.2 billion in 2020. With the pandemic, the industry faces a decline this year of 17%, according to one scenario s


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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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Change Across the Board

Activism for change is blossoming throughout our society today, and we have hope that real progress will finally be made in areas of diversity, equality, equity, inclusion, and gender and racial justice. Discrimination and injustice are not only being confronted on the streets of our cities and in government and courts, but also in the boardrooms of corporations.

A movement to increase gender and ethnic diversity on corporate boards is gaining speed, yet we still have a significant distance to go. […]

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Mixed Results

For years, SIA’s Pulse Report (based on our Pulse Survey) has offered a timely snapshot […]

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A Look in the Mirror

With this time away from the physical office, I’ve thought a lot about the world […]

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Last in Line

The pandemic-induced economic downturn has caused many staffing firms to wrestle with sharp sales declines, […]

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Steady as She Goes

The ever-growing gig economy is supported by a host of useful apps and platforms such […]

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Going the Extra Mile

At ALKU, there is nothing we won’t do to better ourselves and our employees, no […]

The Staffing Stream

Latest Research

  • Key Findings: Acquisition multiples. The mid-range (25th percentile to 75th percentile) reported Price/EBITDA multiples were 3.0x to 5.0x. Current valuations are at the high end of post-2009 […]

  • Latin America Legal Update Q3 2020

    In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Latin America in Q3 2020:Brazil     General Data Protection Law now in […]

  • 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 […]

  • North America Staffing Company Survey 2020: Do staffing firms benefit from engaging with online rating websites?

    Key Findings: Degree of engagement. Seventy percent of staffing firms engage with online rating websites to at least some degree. Among those staffing firms that engage with rating websites, the […]