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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 […]

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The New Enterprise

December 12th, 2017|

Recruitment firm Cordant Group announced in September that it was taking on a mission that goes beyond just returning values to shareholders, that of being a “social enterprise.”

Being a social enterprise is more than a name or slogan. Companies that […]

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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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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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