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 .

More Articles by Leslie Stevens-Huffman

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Prospecting for candidates can chew up valuable time and hinder productivity if your processes become outdated or inefficient.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

109, 2015

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50

By , , and |September 1st, 2015|

Welcome to the inaugural Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing list. This list features the North America 50. Here’s how it all began.

We started publishing the Staffing 100 list in 2011. Two years later, we added Europe. The jubilation that accompanies the release of these lists got us thinking about doing a separate one […]

107, 2015

Your Digital Toolbox

By |July 1st, 2015|

The right applications make any staffing task easier

In fact, there are so many add-ons, off-the-shelf software programs and mobile apps to choose from, selecting and implement ones that fit your needs, budget and processes can be the biggest challenge.

“There is no one best tool,” said J.P. Medved, content marketing director for Capterra Inc. “Keep your […]

105, 2015

The RPO Twist

By |May 1st, 2015|

Like most business process outsourcing endeavors, early adopters of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) sought cost savings and solutions to some of their biggest hiring challenges. And since clients were scarce, nascent providers were willing to create unique models to address each customer’s needs.

As the industry’s customer base expanded, so have its wish lists. Amid a […]

102, 2015

Grow Your Own: Focusing on Internal Staff

By |February 1st, 2015|

Although 36% of employers plan to add full-time staff and 46% plan to hire temps and contractors this year, staffing industry recruiters will need superior skills and substantial experience to ring the register.

Growing talent shortages, expanding skill gaps, rising client expectations and the proliferation of passive candidates are just a few of the new-age trends […]

1510, 2014

2014 Staffing 100

By , , , and |October 15th, 2014|

Meet the luminaries who helped influence how and where you work. This list of the 100 most influential people in North American staffing — nominated by you and the Staffing Industry Analysts team — includes those who helped shape an approximately $147.5 billion North American staffing market.

It’s a brave new world. And many of these […]

109, 2014

Working in Parallel: Staffing firm gets boost when it retools to help hospitals better manage temps

By |September 1st, 2014|

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Brendan Courtney sees America’s healthcare upheaval as a call to action and an opportunity. Since becoming president and CEO of Parallon Workforce Solutions in 2013, the staffing industry veteran has taken steps to position the firm as an emerging force in the healthcare revolution.

The subsidiary owned by Nashville-based HCA Holdings Inc. is helping […]