‘I hope to be the chief threat to the VMS’

* Photograph by Andrea Flanagan

The IQNavigator/Beeline merger, announced in December 2016, made waves in our ecosystem, creating new alliances and reshaping old. Along with the merger, Beeline was spun off from Adecco to private equity firm GTCR. The new, combined company is the second-largest VMS provider, according to data from […]


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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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Sponsored Content: The Old Order No More

May 1st, 2017|

Last month, the US hit the significant milestone of our president’s first 100 days in office. The first few months of the new administration have been marked by significant changes, and we can expect more to come. Employers and staffing […]

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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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Treat Them Right

May 31st, 2017| and

Organizations hiring full-time employees dedicate significant time and resources to address jobseeker satisfaction. And it is increasingly common for them to employ a dedicated candidate experience or recruitment marketing team tasked with optimizing the practice. Leading brands realize they are […]

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Employers face compliance challenges now more than ever, and in the staffing industry, the challenges are enhanced due to the nature of the industry. As new regulations that relate to onboarding of candidates continue to emerge, staffing companies must be prepared to address them appropriately. It is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Wage rate. One example is the requirement many states are enacting that employees receive written notification of pay rates, which is a significant challenge to the staffing industry. As opposed to starting one new employee at a time, the volume of temporary employees simultaneously starting […]

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Merger and acquisition activity in the North American staffing market in 2016 was essentially in-line […]

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When you have excruciating tooth pain, you don’t go to a podiatrist, right? While highly […]

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Ditch the Roadmap

Just like in every industry, the sales process in the workforce solutions space has evolved. […]

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Rough Terrain

With the frigid cold of the winter over, the snowbirds are headed back north and […]

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