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Craig Johnson

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Craig Johnson is senior editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News.

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3011, 2020

Filling a Vital Need

By |November 30th, 2020|

Demand for certain types of nurses and other healthcare professionals is rising across the US as the Covid-19 pandemic surges in the country. Bill rates are up, with some providers seeing increases of 30% to 40% — some hospitals are paying nurses as much as $8,000 to $10,000 per week, Kaiser [...]

1711, 2020

2020 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing

By , , , , , , and |November 17th, 2020|

If anything, the pandemic and social unrest this year have forced executives to think about the type of leaders they want to be. As Covid-19 hit, companies had to pivot quickly to a remote workforce. Decisions had to be made — and fast. There was no playbook. Throughout our industry, leaders were doing their utmost […]

1711, 2020

Tech + Jobs

By |November 17th, 2020|

Workers prefer robots to humans in supporting mental health

Stress and burnout are a fact of life during Covid-19. A study by enterprise software firm Oracle and HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence found that 70% of workers are experiencing more stress this year than any previous year, and 25% are burned out at work. […]

211, 2020

Inside View

By |November 2nd, 2020|

It’s no surprise, large companies are getting more interested in tapping into the flexibility afforded by a contingent workforce. Last year, large companies that use staffing firms reported that, on average, 21% of their workforces were made up of contingent workers, up from 12% in 2010. It’s expected to be 29% in 2030. On top […]

2209, 2020

Winning Game Plans

By and |September 22nd, 2020|

Covid-19 turned the world upside down. Things were going well, and suddenly they weren’t.

Coming into 2020, US staffing industry revenue was projected to rise by 3% to reach $156.2 billion in 2020. With the pandemic, the industry faces a decline this year of 17%, according to one scenario studied by SIA. That scenario assumes the […]

2107, 2020

Catalyst for Change

By |July 21st, 2020|

The events this year have focused a spotlight on the importance of not just diversity but inclusion and belonging — and justice — more than any time in recent memory.

In addition, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is hitting minority communities particularly hard — both the virus itself and the economic destruction in the wake of stay-at-home […]

1905, 2020

Tech + Jobs

By |May 19th, 2020|

WEC, large staffing firms join in blockchain effort

The World Employment Confederation — an international organization representing the staffing industry — and its corporate members announced a blockchain initiative aimed at developing a common set of worker data that can reside on a block. The initiative also calls for developing guidelines on how staffing companies can […]

1905, 2020

2020 40 Under 40

By , , , , and |May 19th, 2020|

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 claims in the US alone exceeded […]

705, 2020

PPP: Act fast

By |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 on the first tranche in early March, which provided $349 billion in funding, but that […]

2104, 2020

Moving Forward

By |April 21st, 2020|

When the Covid-19 crisis erupted, it was like nothing before. The staffing industry — like others — is bracing itself for the toll the pandemic is having on the economy.

“I don’t think anybody knew how quickly the onslaught of this would come,” says Jim Nichiporuk, VP of enterprise sales strategy and delivery at staffing provider […]