108, 2016

The Next GIG Thing

They are no longer the new kids on the block. Online staffing and companies in the human cloud may have been new entrants just a short time ago. But now they have grabbed the attention of the ecosystem. They are not just getting noticed — they are also evolving to […]


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Finding Nemo

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Prospecting for candidates can chew up valuable time and hinder productivity if your processes become outdated or inefficient.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

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Sponsored Content: Recruiting in the Age of Automation

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For the past decade, technology has been moving at lightning speed. New products are enabling global firms to innovate and do business at a pace that is both exciting and challenging. This creates new opportunities for workforce planning, as well as talent sourcing […]

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Climate Change

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So much has been said about the vendor management system. There are those who love to hate it, others who think it commoditized the industry, and still more who believe that the tool changed the face of the industry. This year marks my 15th […]

Recent Columns

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Selling Smart: Don’t Be the Sales Pitch

An important revelation: I’m not particularly fond of salespeople.

Perhaps this sounds odd considering I’ve spent years in a selling role and leading sales teams, but being sold to isn’t appealing to me. I much prefer receiving specific, compelling information that will help drive me toward an informed decision.

Sales organizations where salespeople are expected to sell all parts of their product and/or offering without listening to what the prospect or customer really requires is, frankly, just poor selling.

As a customer, I do understand that I’m expected to hear why your company is different and why you believe in your product and/or […]

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Straight Talk: Don’t Cold Call

As a talent acquisition leader, I receive several unsolicited calls a day from vendors who […]

Benefit of Counsel: Joint Employment

Last year, the US National Labor Relations Board held that Browning-Ferris Industries was a joint […]

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Research Report: Under Pressure

As the largest vertical in staffing, manufacturing is an attractive market. In this article, we […]

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Small Is Big – Growth Therapy

Nate Foreman had no intention of starting a staffing firm when he graduated from University […]

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Expert’s Corner: Get With the Program

One in three US workers is a freelancer. Seven of 10 executives and HR leaders […]

The Staffing Stream

How Being a “Great Company to Work For” Helps Attract the Right Applicants

Attracting the “right” applicants can be costly. According to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the time it takes to fill a position can be burdensome.  From the time the position becomes open to the day your new hire accepts the job, the money clock is ticking. RecruiterBox states that posting on job boards […]

1008, 2016

Why Your Contingent Workforce Program Isn’t Working

Contingent labor is an important and rapidly growing segment of today’s workforce. In 1983, contract workers accounted for just over 0.5% of all employment. Today’s average mix of contingent workers has grown from 12% in 2009 to 18% in 2015, according to a survey conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts. CareerBuilder’s 2016 Job Forecast reported that […]

908, 2016

Staffing Firms Can Claim Tax Credits Under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

Before your company files its tax return, consider this: Your company may be able to claim tax credits for hiring certain employees. The Work Opportunity tax credit is a federal program that allows for-profit companies to claim $2,400 to $9,600 for each eligible new hire. It’s worth spending an extra minute completing a simple form […]

808, 2016

USDOL in Fight for Independent Contractor Compliance

The U.S. workforce is changing. With the proliferation of companies like Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, and UpWork utilizing new on-demand economy business models, the contingent workforce in the U.S. has been steadily growing. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated in 2015 that more than 40% of the U.S. workforce participated in contingent work arrangements. In 2006, just […]

408, 2016

New Model Callenges Organizations to Shift Reflections on Leadership

Today’s world of work is becoming more and more complex to understand. As observers and actors of the workplace in the Human Age — a new era in which talent overtakes capital as a key economic differentiator — we’re seeing major world of work trends impacting organizations across the globe: greater individual choice, the rise […]

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>