Are You Social?

Social media is a perfect fit for staffing firms, given the relationship- based nature of our industry. And it would seem that the industry would have jumped at the chance to embrace the phenomenon long ago. However, that isn’t always the case, and those dragging their feet may soon find […]


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From Zero to $700 Million

June 1st, 2018|

The tale of Apex Systems Inc., an IT staffing firm based in Richmond, Va., is the stuff of legend and a terrific example of a company using the principles highlighted in the book Breaking Through: Leadership Disciplines of Top Performing […]

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One to Many

June 1st, 2018|

Relationships are the foundation of the industry. Good relationships with both clients and candidates are what drive the bottom lines of staffing firms. But in an age of social media, how can firms compete effectively?

Marketing automation. Proponents say it delivers […]

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GOP Makes Tax Cuts

May 1st, 2018|

Thanks to big changes in the new federal tax bill, businesses of all stripes will feel the impact of the tax law, including staffing firms.

Congress approved the $1.5 trillion tax cut law on a party-line vote in December. The Tax […]

Online Showcase

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Re-Enter Moms

April 10th, 2018|

It’s a familiar story.  Mothers who take a break in their careers to raise children. They are ready to return to work, but face a bias from employers and concerns over the gap in their work history. And stay-at-home mothers […]

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Rising Overtime

April 5th, 2018|

As US manufacturing firms have expanded operations and increased their headcount over the past year, it is not surprising that use of overtime hours has also grown, as firms scramble to keep their operations running smoothly around the clock, handle […]

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Ready or Not, Here it Comes

March 13th, 2018|

When Congress passed its sweeping tax overhaul last December, US businesses celebrated the reduction of the corporate tax rate to 21%. In addition to the corporate tax break, pass-through entities — which include sole proprietorships, LLCs, partnerships and S-corps — […]

Recent Columns

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Benefit of Counsel: Et Tu, Client?

It’s been several months since the groundswell #MeToo movement began, with many prominent figures being felled by sexual harassment allegations — and the effects extend beyond Hollywood and Washington DC. Many employers have seen increased complaints, but staffing businesses face additional practical and legal issues.

While there is no magic spell to protect your firm, there are some basic steps to get you started.

Take action. Remember that your staffing firm and the client company are most likely joint employers of the […]

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Buyer Reality: Through the Noise

As a procurement professional and then as an industry advisor, I have worked with all […]

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Expert’s Corner: Save the Date!

Why industry conferences are essential — and how to justify their cost

Today’s technology enables us […]

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Selling Smart: Planned Persistence

Before my staffing industry career, I sold properties for a home builder. In staffing, though […]

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The Other Side: Promoting Right

One of my proudest moments as an IT consultant was when I was working for […]

The Staffing Stream

  • 5 Ways to Make Hiring More Inclusive
    Posted by Audra Jenkins on June 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    A growing number of companies recognize the benefits of making hiring more inclusive. But it’s essential to be deliberate about strategy throughout the entire process, from attracting quality […]

  • Amazon HQ2: A Wake-Up Call
    Posted by Harley Lippman on June 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    As Amazon considers proposals from short-listed cities to become the site of its second headquarters, CIOs at companies in these locations cannot afford to put off thinking about talent and […]

  • How to Attract the Right Candidates
    Posted by Robert Hoeft on June 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    In today’s market, many companies are struggling to find enough quality applicants. Is this issue caused solely by the employment market or is there something that these organizations can do […]

  • Create the Environment Employees Want To Work In
    Posted by Sara Stringer on June 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    One of the hardest issues to deal with is a high turnover rate with employees. If you think you are struggling with people who don’t want to work, it may not be because they are lazy but rather […]

Latest Research

  • Temporary Worker Survey 2018: Full Report

    Key Findings: The 2018 Temporary Worker Survey represents Staffing Industry Analysts’ seventh survey of the temporary worker population. A few key observations from the report: One in eight […]

  • Temp Demographics And Work Experience Data

    Key Findings: Gender and age. The most male-dominated temporary jobs are: architect/engineer, IT programmer/engineer, and production/manufacturing. The most female-dominated occupations are: […]

  • The Human Cloud Landscape: 2018 Update

    The “human cloud” is an emerging group of technology companies that connect workers to (typically contingent) work through a website or some other digital platform. SIA has defined three […]

  • What Kind Of Work Do Temps Really Want?

    Key Findings: More than three-quarters of temporary workers reported that they prefer full-time work. Six percent of temporary workers said they ideally want temporary work through a staffing […]