Meet the 2017 Influencers

Welcome to the 2017 Staffing 100. We have several new entrants to the list and profiling these leaders reveals how the workforce solutions ecosystem has evolved. Yes, we call it the Staffing 100 list, but we have a host of executives whose companies reflect the world of work: recruitment process […]


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Accelerating Growth

February 13th, 2017|People 2.0

Competition is fierce. Profit margins are thin. Staffing firms are exhausting all options to gain more strategic advantages and get ahead. For one, many are looking to outsourcing non-core business activities to operate more efficiently and lower costs. Another continuing […]

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Sponsored Content: Empowering Women

November 1st, 2016|Monster

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|Leslie Stevens-Huffman

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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Aiming Higher

February 13th, 2017|Craig Johnson

Old school technology — calling, texting, email — may make up the backbone of communications between staffing firms and workers, but Foreman Therapy Services was thinking differently.

The Dallas-based company wanted something more efficient when communicating with its therapists working out […]

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Take Your Staffing Firm to the Next Level

February 7th, 2017|Scott Wintrip

Companies are like people. They come in all shapes and sizes. Their strengths and passions vary. Some are fiercely competitive; others just try to get by. They go through good times and bad. Some survive and thrive while others go […]

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Are You a Learning Org?

February 7th, 2017|Mike Jacoutot

“How do you think I should train my salesforce, Mike?” That’s a great question I received from a CEO at a conference we presented at recently. He continued, “There is so much stuff out there, it is hard to cut […]

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The Great Beyond

Like many other industries, the staffing industry is subject to global pressures. Clients expect more and more from their suppliers but want to pay less. At the same time, a number of low-cost disrupters have emerged in the human cloud to challenge the traditional staffing model. Therefore, many staffing firms have looked at the potential of offshoring parts of their processes to less expensive labor markets.

The benefits for a staffing firm in using offshore recruitment services (ORS) can be summarized in four parts: cost reduction, flexibility, efficiency and focus. While cost may well be a primary motive for many, it […]

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Protect Your Temps … and Yourself

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s campaign to improve safety for temporary employees has presented […]

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The On-Demand Future

By 2020, 43% of American workers will be active participants in the on-demand economy, according […]

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Ending on a High Note

Contracting is like gambling. You never know what cards you’ll be dealt. Sometimes a two-week […]

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Breaking Through to Growth

Of the nearly 20,000 staffing firms operating in the US, few reach $10 million or […]

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Finding Consultants

Though it seems to have become ubiquitous, I still sometimes marvel at the concept of […]

The Staffing Stream

  • Want Less Stress? Eliminate Your Internal Hiring Delays
    Posted by Scott Wintrip on February 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Delays are costly. Retailers without product on hand lose business. Manufacturers lacking enough materials can’t build what buyers need. Customer service teams without enough personnel […]

  • How to Recognize and Avoid Burnout in Your Staff
    Posted by Jennifer Fuicelli on February 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    We often hear about burnout in the nurses, therapists and aides we place on short-term assignments. Healthcare providers in particular suffer from higher rates of burnout due to many factors […]

  • When & Why Working from Home Became So Popular in Europe
    Posted by Richard Herring on February 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    The growing phenomenon that is working from home arguably has its roots in the transitional period between the industrial era and the knowledge era which we currently inhabit. With the rise of the […]

  • Right Pricing
    Posted by Michael Neidle on February 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    What is “right pricing?” It is pricing not to maximize your margin, but to maximize your profits. Many companies price their products and services to get the highest margin rate. This is […]

Latest Research

  • Most Attractive Markets 2017

    We have developed our own methodology for evaluating the potential of each staffing market. This provides a basic structure for understanding different strengths and weaknesses and a template for […]

  • SI Report Webinar - February 2017

    This monthly Staffing Industry Report webinar gives the latest updates on the economy, mergers & acquisitions in the staffing industry, and recent reports from the staffing buyer survey.The […]

  • Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey - Recruitment Process Outsourcing

    Key Findings 39% of the companies that responded to our survey indicated that they use recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), an indication of the significant use of this service. A definition of […]

  • February US Jobs Report

    Event: On a seasonally adjusted basis, total nonfarm employment increased by 227,000 and the unemployment rate rose slightly by 6 basis points to 4.78% in January, according to the U.S. Bureau […]