111, 2016

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing North America 50

These are the convictions shared by the women in our 2016 Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50 list. When we decided last year to design a new list to celebrate women in the industry, it was to chronicle the achievements of a group […]


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Sponsored Content: Empowering Women

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Gender equality has been at the forefront of discussions in media, politics and the workplace. However, the gender gap is still at 79.6%, and has remained relatively unchanged since 2000, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. And 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Prospecting for candidates can chew up valuable time and hinder productivity if your processes become outdated or inefficient.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 […]

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Benefit of Counsel: Arizona Calls ‘DIBS’

As proper worker classification remains in the spotlight, the standards by which a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor continue to confuse business owners and contingent workers alike. Conflicting federal and state guidelines applied by various government agencies and courts — think recent Uber and FedEx cases — have left both companies and workers scratching their heads.

What makes an independent contractor an IC? In August 2016, Arizona enacted the Declaration of Independent Business Status law in an attempt to provide clarity to this increasingly pertinent issue.

Under DIBS, workers in Arizona may sign a declaration to confirm their status […]

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Trends That Matter: Disconnected

Many US workers believe their internal communications and training programs need significant improvement.

According to a survey from Rapt […]

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View From The Boardroom: Navigating the Future

Since the Great Recession, it has been an ambitious journey for those of us in […]

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Research Report: Tricky Metrics

Benchmarking your firm’s financial and operational performance relative to competitors within your industry is critical […]

Expert’s Corner: Playing Favorites

An economics professor performs an experiment in class to illustrate an effect of socialism.  All […]

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Selling Smart: Don’t Be Starstruck

Turning down a prospective client may be better for your organization. Yes, you read that […]

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  • December US Jobs Report

    Event: On a seasonally adjusted basis, total nonfarm employment increased by 178,000 and the unemployment rate showed an appreciable decline of 24 basis points to 4.64% in November, according to […]

  • Gross Margin and Bill Rate Trends: December 2016

    Key Findings: This report lists gross margin for 16 publicly traded staffing companies that do business in the United States (US). Among the 16 companies in our report, 2015 gross margin ranged from […]

  • Branch and Staff Benchmark Ratios

    Key Findings: This report is based on responses to the following survey question: “Approximately how many of each of these does your staffing firm have? # Temporary Workers Out on […]

  • VMS Market Developments Part 3: Differentiators

    The purpose of this report is to highlight where demonstrated differentiation exists across providers. The criteria used to assess VMS provider capability and maturity are grouped into the […]