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2020 40 Under 40

Strategic. Innovative. Wanting to make a difference both for their communities and the world. Competitive but not at the expense of their team. These are just few of the admirable traits that make up the 2020 class of 40 Under 40. We are in unprecedented times. As of this writing, unemployment


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The New Face of the Industry

March 23rd, 2020|

The world of recruiting and staffing is becoming more complex and technology driven as a variety of converging trends affect the industry. From the “Uberization” of the on-demand workforce to changes in clients’ buying habits to robotic process automation and […]

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What’s That Ahead?

February 19th, 2020|

No one argues with the idea that recessions make it more difficult to run a business. When consumers and corporations spend less money, employers lay off full-time employees and hire fewer contingent workers. That pressures staffing firms to keep their […]

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The Staffing 100 Hall of Fame

February 19th, 2020|

When we created the Staffing 100 list in 2011, it was to honor a group that found people jobs and helped accelerate the process of finding a job. We have since maintained this annual, unranked list as a way to […]

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A Beneficial Approach

June 11th, 2020|

As the companies nationwide began to grapple with how to protect their workers amid Covid-19, Aquent became the first staffing company to offer its temporary workers paid sick leave with nationwide. Specializing in placing temporary employees in marketing and creative […]

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Back to Work

June 1st, 2020|

Virtually all of the US population was recently subject to stay-at-home orders. As states begin lifting restrictions that allow employees to return to work, staffing firms in particular face a myriad of legal pitfalls and logistical challenges as they recall […]

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PPP: Act fast

May 7th, 2020|

The SBA Paycheck Protection Program aims to help companies survive by providing a direct incentive to keep employees on the payroll during the Covid-19 crisis. Qualifying staffing firms need to act fast if they are interested in taking part.

Companies jumped […]

Recent Columns

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Guiding the Way Forward

As an industry, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. While we have all likely navigated choppy economic waters in the past, many of the challenges presented by today’s global health crisis are new to our industry — at least in the size and scale we are facing. With the immediate global economic conditions uncertain, leaders within our industry must apply a steady hand and compassionate resolve to steer their companies and their employees through these challenges. Near-term fl exibility and […]

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Vaulting Demand

Every business, irrespective of the industry, relies on technology to compete in today’s market, thereby […]

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Debunking the Myth

Over the years, I have fielded a dizzying array of questions regarding term limits and […]

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The Case for Blue Collar

Given the success of LinkedIn, it’s surprising that no one came up with a business […]

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Combat to Consulting

I found my fresh start in life at a job fair that catered to Army […]

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Navigating the Crisis

How an organization responds in a time of crisis defines their worldview and shapes their […]

The Staffing Stream

Latest Research

  • US Pulse Survey Report: June 2020 Selected Highlights

    Pulse survey respondents reported a median 18% y/y decline in their US temporary staffing revenue in May, the same rate as was reported in April. Healthcare staffing remained the lone bright spot, […]

  • IT Staffing Growth Assessment

    We estimate IT temporary staffing is a $70 billion global market. The Americas region represents half of the global market, while EMEA represents approximately one-third (33%). In terms of […]

  • Temporary workers plans and preferences for types of work

    Key Findings: For most temps, permanent work is the real goal. The majority of temporary workers would prefer to work in a traditional ongoing job -- and only take temporary work either because […]

  • The Global Gig Economy

    SIA estimates the global gig economy was worth USD 4.7 trillion in 2019. Within the broad definition of contingent/gig work, there are five principal categories:  Temporary agency workers […]