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Leslie Stevens-Huffman

About Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Leslie Stevens-Huffman is a writer with more than 20 years’ staffing experience. She can be reached at lesliestevens (at) cox (dot) net .

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2609, 2017

2017 Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing, the North America 50

By , , , , and |September 26th, 2017|

Getting to the top of the corporate ladder is no easy feat. And women must excel almost to the point of being superhuman to even attempt cracking the glass ceiling. The good news? Some ground has been broken. Let’s take the iconic Fortune 500 list for 2017. The number of women CEOs on that list […]

2703, 2017

Culture Power

By , , , and |March 27th, 2017|

If companies could bottle and sell what makes their employees happy and productive, they’d make a fortune. However, there are some staffing firms who may not have done exactly that but have created cultures that make their employees feel valued. That approach has consistently boosted the bottom line.

And this is not a new phenomenon. Workforce […]

902, 2017

Meet the 2017 Influencers

By , , , and |February 9th, 2017|

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 outsourcing, MSP and VMS providers […]

111, 2016

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing North America 50

By , , , , and |November 1st, 2016|

These are the convictions shared by the women in our 2016 Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50 list. When we decided last year to design a new list to celebrate women in the industry, it was to chronicle the achievements of a group who dominated the industry but only at […]

110, 2016

A Bold New Generation: Influential millennials in staffing

By , , , and |October 1st, 2016|

Who are they? The millennials in our list are those born between 1982 and 2000. (However, these boundaries are not set in stone, with varied organizations differing slightly on the dates.) Also known as Gen Y, this demographic cohort following Gen X has surpassed the baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to […]

109, 2016

To Be or not to H-1B?

By |September 1st, 2016|

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 Salary Survey. Contract workers saw an average 5% year-over-year increase, reaching an average of $70.26 […]

108, 2016

Finding Nemo

By |August 1st, 2016|

Prospecting for candidates can chew up valuable time and hinder productivity if your processes become outdated or inefficient.

According to a recent survey by Alexander Mann Solutions and Social Talent, the typical recruiting funnel converts potential candidates to hires at the dismal rate of 0.4 %.

At that pace, the average recruiter would need to find 282 people to make […]

106, 2016

Meet the New MSP

By |June 1st, 2016|

It’s no longer enough to simply be a transaction factory or supply chain administrator; rather, the managed service program of today and tomorrow must be a strategic advisor that can guide clients through the challenges of the gig economy; build, buy or borrow talent decisions; and a host of other issues.

In 2013, Staffing Industry Analysts reported that more than 50% of […]

2202, 2016

2016 Staffing 100

By , , , and |February 22nd, 2016|

Our tradition of honoring staffing’s best continues with the 2016 Staffing 100 list. These influential people in North American staffing have helped in different ways to drive the industry’s growth. Speak to any staffing professional and they will tell you placing people in jobs hourly, short term or long term, is arduous. The details that […]

110, 2015

Selling High

By |October 1st, 2015|

Tips to get top dollar for your staffing firm

Competing offers. Cash buyers. Shorter earn-outs. With demand for acquisitions outstripping supply, there may never be a better time for owners to get top dollar when they sell their staffing firms.

“Quality firms are on the market for less than three weeks,” notes Eric Allison, managing director of […]