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Craig Johnson

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Craig Johnson is Senior Managing Editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News.

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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 […]

804, 2020

Fighting the Fight

By and |April 8th, 2020|

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, forecasts say the US has already entered a recession. However, a number of healthcare staffing firms report increased demand for staff by hospitals and others.

“We have definitely seen an uptick in crisis response style orders,” says April Hansen, executive VP of workforce solutions and clinical services at Aya […]

3003, 2020

Working Through the Crisis

By |March 30th, 2020|

The IT staffing sector is feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many clients needing their consultants to work from home and everyone being concerned about staying healthy. Covid-19 is hitting client industries, although some are faring a bit better than others. Among IT staffing firms, they are seeing reductions in demand and some […]

2303, 2020

Good Vibes

By , , and |March 23rd, 2020|

If you were to ask the employees of the 2020 Best Staffing Firms to Work For — and our writers did — they would tell you first and most enthusiastically about the atmosphere and tools that are available to them to enable them to do their jobs, better serve their candidates and clients, and help […]

2303, 2020

Tech + Jobs

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Gaming hiring systems

Artificial intelligence hiring systems sometimes use facial recognition to analyze character traits to determine who will be a good hire, but some firms in South Korea are offering classes in how to beat the AI system.

According to a World Economic Forum blog post on Feb. 26, “In South Korea, you can take a […]