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Sharon Thomas

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Sharon Thomas is Staffing Industry Analysts' senior managing editor. She can be reached at smthomas (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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1402, 2022

Ahead of the Curve: Don’t Ask

By |February 14th, 2022|

Don’t Ask

Pre-job-offer criminal history queries banned for US government contractors

As a condition of either contract award or receiving payment on a contract, US government contractors may not request job applicants on the contract to disclose their criminal history information prior to the contractor’s extending a conditional offer of employment. This restriction applies to criminal background […]

1402, 2022

2022 Staffing 100: Bold Leaders

By , , , , , , , , and |February 14th, 2022|

As the staffing market rebounds with some segments on a tear, industry leaders have had to contend with severe talent shortages exacerbated by developments like the Great Resignation and the Great Reshuffle. The world of work has undergone a dramatic shift with people across skill sets and levels questioning why and how they want to […]

1402, 2022

2022 Latin America 25

By and |February 14th, 2022|

Introducing the leaders who have guided their firms through tumultuous times. From having to overhaul business models to comply with a nation’s elimination of traditional staffing to continuing to face the headwinds of the pandemic, these executives, listed alphabetically, have kept their organizations in competitive shape.

Find their profiles online.

1511, 2021

Trends that Matter: Tax Traps

By |November 15th, 2021|

Some common payroll issues staffing firms face and how to deal with them.

Payroll taxes are often complicated for companies with stable and settled workforces; staffing companies have all of the same issues as traditional employers, but with higher volumes and additional technical issues. While there are no easy solutions, below are some issues to be […]

1511, 2021

Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list

By , , , , , , , , , , and |November 15th, 2021|

Gender inequality is a pressing moral and social issue. Further, the world is facing a critical challenge to improve parity between men and women. This challenge also presents an economic opportunity: A McKinsey Global Institute report found that the global economy could see a $12 trillion boost to its GDP by 2025 with the advancement […]

1910, 2021

Ahead of the Curve: Greater Share

By |October 19th, 2021|

Women fare better at commercial firms

The representation of women at the executive and board level is modestly higher at commercial staffing firms than at IT and healthcare staffing firms; women also comprise a greater share of internal staff at commercial staffing firms. SIA defines commercial staffing firms as those that supply office/clerical and light industrial […]

1910, 2021

Compliance Branch: Federal contractor minimum wage to rise

By |October 19th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor on Sept. 15 announced an annual update to the minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts per Executive Order 13658.

Executive Order 13658, signed by President Obama in 2014, established a minimum wage rate for certain federal contractors that is adjusted annually based on inflation. […]

1510, 2021

Ahead of the Curve: Most Attractive

By |October 15th, 2021|

English-speaking countries dominate the least-complex market list.

Five European countries rank among the 10 least-complex staffing markets globally, according to analysis of 60 international markets’ merits and how complex setting up a contingent workforce programme in them is. The Netherlands and the UK tied with Australia as the least-complex markets in SIA’s 2021 rankings. Switzerland tied […]

1510, 2021

Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame Class of 2021

By |October 15th, 2021|

Whereas a contemporary “who’s who” list captures a snapshot in time, noting those of particular influence in a moment or a year, a Hall of Fame speaks to a greater
body of work. The Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame was launched in 2020 to honour luminaries whose contributions to the industry are deep and lasting. […]

2007, 2021

Ahead of the Curve: You OK?

By |July 20th, 2021|

You OK?
Temps call for more communication as remote work continues

Amid the pandemic, temp workers surveyed by SIA reported feeling forgotten while working remotely. Their advice to staffing firms: Communicate on a regular basis to make sure your temp workers are doing well. Also, make sure your client is actually set up for remote work and […]