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2020 40 Under 40

Strategic. Innovative. Wanting to make a difference both for their communities and the world. Competitive but not at the expense of their team. These are just few of the admirable traits that make up the 2020 class of 40 Under 40. We are in unprecedented times. As of this writing, unemployment


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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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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 […]

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Moving Forward

April 21st, 2020|

When the Covid-19 crisis erupted, it was like nothing before. The staffing industry — like others — is bracing itself for the toll the pandemic is having on the economy.

“I don’t think anybody knew how quickly the onslaught of this […]

Recent Columns

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Guiding the Way Forward

As an industry, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. While we have all likely navigated choppy economic waters in the past, many of the challenges presented by today’s global health crisis are new to our industry — at least in the size and scale we are facing. With the immediate global economic conditions uncertain, leaders within our industry must apply a steady hand and compassionate resolve to steer their companies and their employees through these challenges. Near-term fl exibility and […]

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Vaulting Demand

Every business, irrespective of the industry, relies on technology to compete in today’s market, thereby […]

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Debunking the Myth

Over the years, I have fielded a dizzying array of questions regarding term limits and […]

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The Case for Blue Collar

Given the success of LinkedIn, it’s surprising that no one came up with a business […]

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Combat to Consulting

I found my fresh start in life at a job fair that catered to Army […]

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Navigating the Crisis

How an organization responds in a time of crisis defines their worldview and shapes their […]

The Staffing Stream

Latest Research

  • COVID-19: Workforce Manager Responses and Intentions Survey 2020

    This report comprises the results of a survey of workforce leaders and managers during May 2020. Its purpose is to provide insight to buyers and providers of workforce solutions into the actions […]

  • Toward a Total Talent Future

    Organizations can no longer assume that the hiring of traditional employees alone will be enough to provide them with the talent and skills they need. The growth and use of a wide array of […]

  • US Pulse Survey Report: May 2020 Selected Highlights

    Survey respondents reported a median 18% y/y decline in their US temporary staffing revenue in April, a further decrease from the 5% reported decline in March. The travel nurse segment reported the […]

  • Online Job Advertising: 2020 Market Update

    We estimate global online job advertising revenue grew 16% in 2019, reaching USD 26 billion. There is a long tail of smaller firms and we have based our market estimate on the existence of 40,000 job […]