‘I hope to be the chief threat to the VMS’

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The IQNavigator/Beeline merger, announced in December 2016, made waves in our ecosystem, creating new alliances and reshaping old. Along with the merger, Beeline was spun off from Adecco to private equity firm GTCR. The new, combined company is the second-largest VMS provider, according to data from […]


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Piece by Piece

May 23rd, 2017|Craig Johnson

Mergers and acquisitions are a common feature of the ever-evolving staffing industry landscape. Roughly 8% of US staffing firms are acquired in any given year, according to an estimate last year by Staffing Industry Analysts, the publisher of this magazine. […]

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Changing Colors

May 1st, 2017|Katherine Alvarez

Talent marketplaces, online staffing, crowdsourcing, human cloud — they all add up to an ever-increasing collection of terminology to describe the connection of people with work. And then there is the freelancer management system, or FMS, one of the now-venerable […]

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Sponsored Content: The Old Order No More

May 1st, 2017|Monster

Last month, the US hit the significant milestone of our president’s first 100 days in office. The first few months of the new administration have been marked by significant changes, and we can expect more to come. Employers and staffing […]

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On the Cutting Edge

May 12th, 2017|Katherine Alvarez

Ilonka Jankovich, venture partner at the Randstad Innovation Fund, is responsible for building an ecosystem in HR tech, making investment decisions and developing strategy for the fund. Since launching in March 2014, the venture capital fund has partnered with startups […]

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Passing the Baton

May 2nd, 2017|Craig Johnson

Kelly Services ranks as one of the world’s largest staffing firms, and longtime President and CEO Carl Camden announced he would step down effective May 10. The company tapped George Corona to take on the roles; Corona had served as […]

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Level the Playing Field

March 28th, 2017|Paul H. Pincus

You have built and run a successful staffing business and now have decided it’s time to sell. Prospective buyers of your business are likely to be experienced in acquiring staffing firms and may even be a competitor; however, this is […]

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In the Know

Employers face compliance challenges now more than ever, and in the staffing industry, the challenges are enhanced due to the nature of the industry. As new regulations that relate to onboarding of candidates continue to emerge, staffing companies must be prepared to address them appropriately. It is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Wage rate. One example is the requirement many states are enacting that employees receive written notification of pay rates, which is a significant challenge to the staffing industry. As opposed to starting one new employee at a time, the volume of temporary employees simultaneously starting […]

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Dos & Don’ts

I came to the buy side of the equation by way of the staffing industry. […]

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Settling In

Merger and acquisition activity in the North American staffing market in 2016 was essentially in-line […]

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When you have excruciating tooth pain, you don’t go to a podiatrist, right? While highly […]

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Ditch the Roadmap

Just like in every industry, the sales process in the workforce solutions space has evolved. […]

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Rough Terrain

With the frigid cold of the winter over, the snowbirds are headed back north and […]

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