109, 2016

New Orbits

The numbers are impressive. But the growth is all about the people. 2016 again marks a new high in the number of companies on the list of fastest-growing staffing firms. There are 112 firms on this year’s list, compared to 102 on last year’s. What these firms have in common […]


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To Be or not to H-1B?

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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Prospecting for candidates can chew up valuable time and hinder productivity if your processes become outdated or inefficient.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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Sponsored Content: Recruiting in the Age of Automation

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

Recent Columns

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Read, Rinse, Repeat

You’ve won some business with a new customer. It’s an exciting prospect, and as you sign the contract, you might be thinking of your legal obliga­tions as only an afterthought, if at all.

Your plan may be to simply file the contract away and get to work. But do you really know the terms of your contract? Are you and your delivery team aware of all the promises you’ve made in signing that contract? Do you have the right policies and procedures in place to satisfy it? Many really don’t know the terms of their contracts.

If there’s one department many staffing […]

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Trends That Matter: Sorry, Dolly

Sorry, Dolly
Working 9 to 5 is no longer a thing.

More than half of workers, 59%, […]

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The Niche Advantage

A recurring theme at our staffing industry confer­ences is the advantages of “nichefying,” or being a […]

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They Have Options

One might think that by its title, this article refers to clients or candidates. But […]

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Seize the Cs

As CWS Council head at Staffing Industry Analysts, I have the privilege of working closely […]

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You Want What?

I have had a varied career. I’ve been an editor in technical publishing, a PR […]

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>