110, 2016

A Bold New Generation: Influential millennials in staffing

Who are they? The millennials in our list are those born between 1982 and 2000. (However, these boundaries are not set in stone, with varied organizations differing slightly on the dates.) Also known as Gen Y, this demographic cohort following Gen X has surpassed the baby boomers as […]


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The Millennial Force

October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Not all know it, but the largest segment of the US workforce, according to Pew Research, is now millennials. Many of these 18- to 34-year-olds have over a decade of experience under their belts and occupy, or are on the […]

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To Be or not to H-1B?

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Forget conspiracy theories; the shortage of quality STEM workers is no myth. It’s taking 26 days on average to fill tech positions, and the competi­tion for skilled talent pushed up salaries 7.7% from 2014 to 2015, according to the Dice […]

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Finding Nemo

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Prospecting for candidates can chew up valuable time and hinder productivity if your processes become outdated or inefficient.

According to a recent survey by Alexander Mann Solutions and Social Talent, the typical recruiting funnel converts potential candidates to hires at the dismal rate of […]

Recent Columns

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View From The Boardroom: Explore New Horizons

Look up. Listen up. Speak up. When I joined the staffing industry, work was heads-down and often desk-bound. Mobility required wheels. Communication was tethered to wires and ruled by paper. I loved my team, worked with great clients and candidates, but my world was fairly small and self-contained. That is no longer true for any of us. We have an all-access pass to a world of opportunity to explore, to learn, to share and to grow.

You’re not alone. Today, you are only a click away from the world’s most brilliant people and ideas. Back in the day, it wasn’t always […]

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Benefit of Counsel: Lighten the Load

Recently, some government agencies have changed their rules to more easily find joint employment in […]

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Research Report: Healthcare Update

It’s an exciting time for the healthcare staffing industry, as demand for its services is […]

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Expert’s Corner: Scoping From the Edge

More and more companies today want to include the scope of their global enterprise into […]

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The Other Side: A Job Done Right

Stories about crazy things recruiters are doing to lure business school graduates recently made the […]

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The Buzz: Build It & They Will Come

The best business is one your existing customers beg you to start. If you staff insurance adjusters, […]

The Staffing Stream

410, 2016

3 Musts When Calculating Cost-Per-Hire

Effectively measuring, analyzing, and improving HR metrics is not as easy as it may seem. Cost-per-hire (CPH) – the average cost associated with sourcing, recruiting, and hiring a new employee – is a popular metric, yet it is often misunderstood and misused, in part because so many factors go into the calculation. CPH is a […]

310, 2016

How to Safeguard Your Firm From Joint-employer Pitfalls

The changes made last year to joint-employer standards via the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. (BFI) case marked a dramatic definitional expansion of “employee” and shift in the long-time joint employer test. Indeed, the NLRB’s adoption of an “indirect control” versus “direct and immediate” test sent shock waves through the business […]

3009, 2016

Never Be Complacent

There is an old saying: “Don’t look back; something might be gaining on you.” However, that might not be good advice in a highly competitive and dynamic world. Let’s look at some recent situations. The Golden State Warriors had the best-ever regular season record in basketball this past season, but due to an untimely injury […]

2909, 2016

Out of Africa: Contingent workforce in an emerging economy

When I am not spending time with IQN customers, partners and prospects, I’m very fortunate to be involved in a small charity called People, which empowers communities in Africa to make a difference. In Kenya, this means that we run a scholarship programme for children to attend secondary school. But thoughts of work are never […]

Latest Research

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Workforce Solutions Ecosystem

Staffing Industry Analysts has, for the first time, attempted to codify and illustrate a Workforce Solutions Ecosystem and this report aims to highlight interconnected networks comprising the Staffing Industry and other types of Workforce Solutions. <

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Trends in Online Staffing and FMS

Awareness of online staffing increased from 50% to 65%. Use of online staffing spiked upward from 4% to 12%. Fifty-six percent of buyers were familiar with FMS. Six percent of buyers reported using FMS. <Read More>

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2015 List of Diversity Staffing Firms

Report includes 150 diversity owned staffing firms. Diversity categories include women-owned, minority-owned, HUBZone businesses, and certain veteran-owned businesses. <Read More>

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2015 North America Staffing Company Survey: Initial Findings

361 unique staffing firms share their opinions in this eighth-annual survey. Benchmark measures, assignment lengths, RFP metrics, ACA strategies and costs, social media use, tenure discounts, operational structure, resume submittals/interviews <Read More>