Mission Possible

It was a good year for healthcare staffing providers. They took eight of the top 10 spots on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 list of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the US. In addition, staffing providers listing healthcare as one of their top segments represented 35% of firms on the list. Information […]


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Sponsored Content: Are You in Control of Your Firm’s Rep?

August 21st, 2017|

From a potential client checking online reviews of your company to a job applicant checking with his or her network before sending a résumé, you can safely assume anyone engaging with a staffing firm today can — and will — […]

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Piece by Piece

May 23rd, 2017|

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|

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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The Next Industrial Revolution

September 5th, 2017|

You may, or may not, be aware that the Fourth Industrial Revolution came upon us a couple of years ago. Each of its predecessors had been powered by the invention of ground-breaking new technologies; the First, in the 1780s, came […]

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The Barbell Effect

July 13th, 2017|

Independent work has evolved from “something you do when you can’t get a real job” to a viable, coveted way for many to work, and data from MBO Partners’ 2017 State of Independence in America support that trend. In fact, […]

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Beyond the Hype

June 6th, 2017|

Contingent workforce buyers and suppliers have always kept an eye on metrics, but now machine learning aims to automate and speed up the analysis of data.

Last November, Google announced its Cloud Jobs API, which uses machine learning to enable job-seekers […]

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Survival of the Fittest

In a 2001 interview, I said, “You can’t move forward if you’re looking back.” I was recently reminded that survival in this ever-changing industry shouldn’t be taken for granted. With increasing customer demands and technology evolving daily, we are blessed to be one of the few companies that has survived and prospered. As I think about the “Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms” in this issue’s cover story, I reflect on what has helped us and other successful firms scale and thrive in an industry that has changed drastically over the last two decades.

Twenty-two years ago, Kforce (then known as Romac International) joined […]

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Benefit of Counsel: Guard Your Interests

It has long been common practice for employers to use restrictive covenant agreements to safeguard […]

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Research Report: Benchmark & Conquer

The Art of War, a fifth century Chinese military treatise attributed to military strategist Sun […]

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Your Company’s Big Idea

No matter your role, there is an underlying force and energizing theme that drives your […]

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Practice Makes Permanent

With today’s labor market and buyers being as sophisticated as they’ve ever been, sales has […]

The Staffing Stream

Latest Research

  • Temp Flow Metrics: Quits, Conversions, Etc.

    Key Findings: Respondents to our 2017 Staffing Firm Survey were asked about rates at which temporary worker candidates: declined an offer, were fired, quit an assignment early, had their assignment […]

  • Highest-Return Internal Staff Training

    Key Findings: Respondents to our 2017 Staffing Firm Survey were asked: “Of the training you have offered internal staff, which type would you say had the highest bang-to-buck return on […]

  • SI Report Webinar - September 2017

    Twice a year SIA releases our predictions of where the US staffing market is headed. In September we look back to see whether our estimates in April were on target and look ahead for what’s to […]

  • US Staffing Forecast: September 2017

    Key Findings We project the US temporary staffing market to grow 3% in 2017 and then 3% again in 2018, reaching a market size of $126 billion in revenue next year. Though we do not project growth to […]