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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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106, 2014

State by State: Best & worst legal locations for staffing firms

By |June 1st, 2014|

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Fighting frivolous lawsuits can take a big bite out of your bottom line. Defending a case through discovery and motion for summary judgment typically costs $75,000 to $125,000, and the tab for a jury trial can reach $250,000. Taxes, too, can be quite a burden for staffing firms. But the legal and tax […]

105, 2014

Remodeling for Sale: How to stage your staffing firm for a successful sale

By |May 1st, 2014|

Whether you’d like to enjoy the fruits of your labor or tackle a new challenge, making sure that your staffing firm will thrive after you leave is the key to courting buyers and consummating a lucrative deal.

A slow-recovering economy continues to create a cautious merger and acquisition environment, according to RBS Citizens’ Middle Market M&A […]

111, 2013

The IT Element

By |November 1st, 2013|

A rising economy lifts everyone. The IT staffing industry is no exception. The latest industry forecast update from Staffing Industry Analysts reveals year-over-year aggregate revenue growth of 7 percent in the IT sector in 2013.

But firms can be buoyed higher if they catch the crest of a rising wave. Take Protingent, for example, which provides […]

110, 2013

2013 Staffing 100

By , , , and |October 1st, 2013|

They came, they saw and they conquered. Then they stayed — in the staffing industry. Meet the stars of this year’s Staffing 100. These are the folks nominated by you and the Staffing Industry Analysts team.

 

108, 2013

It’s Not a Piece of Cake

By |August 1st, 2013|

Four must-have requirements for aspiring MSPs
If the thought of $70 billion to $80 billion flowing through managed service providers on an annual basis has you itching to jump into the driver’s seat, you’d better re-examine your strengths and your strategy before you step on the gas.

Contrary to popular belief, an MSP isn’t a panacea to […]

105, 2013

Up Close and Personal

By |May 1st, 2013|

Customized outreach is the key to conquering today’s recruiting challenges
Forget blind ads, robocalls and mass email campaigns. Modern job seekers won’t respond to impersonal, shotgun recruiting tactics.

It takes target marketing and old-fashioned relationship building to garner the attention and trust of savvy candidates — who conduct extensive research before agreeing to partner with a staffing […]

2304, 2012

Join the Revolution: Create positive impressions and boost your return on social media activities

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Although 82 percent of staffing firms are using social media to source active and passive candidates, early adopters claim that recruiting is only the tip of the social media iceberg. Savvy firms are boosting contingent worker engagement and impressing prospective clients by weaving social media into every facet of their staffing operations.

“We initially used Facebook […]

2712, 2011

Short-Term Hiccups, Long-Term Growth

By |December 27th, 2011|

Four macro trends that will reshape the staffing industry
It’s been business as usual in the staffing industry since the recovery began in 2009, as companies enjoyed the customary rebound in staffing services. But the industry has recovered only about half of what it lost, which was about a third of its workforce.

A convergence of four […]