Sharon Thomas

About Sharon Thomas

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

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1711, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 17th, 2020|

The Ratings Effect

Candidates respond to firms’ engagement efforts.

activities such as responding to negative reviews, providing contact information, etc.) the more they benefit in terms of recruiting. In terms of sales, however, even a high degree of engagement on ratings sites produced only mildly positive benefits.

Source: “North America Staffing Company Survey 2020: Do staffing firms benefit […]

1711, 2020

2020 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing

By , , , , , , and |November 17th, 2020|

If anything, the pandemic and social unrest this year have forced executives to think about the type of leaders they want to be. As Covid-19 hit, companies had to pivot quickly to a remote workforce. Decisions had to be made — and fast. There was no playbook. Throughout our industry, leaders were doing their utmost […]

911, 2020

Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame

By |November 9th, 2020|

From sports to music to business, “Hall of Fame” conjures thoughts of one’s entire career. 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. This year, as we compiled our seventh […]

2209, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |September 22nd, 2020|

We include snippets from Staffing Industry Analysts research to focus on trends that shape and grow your business. Corporate members have access to the full reports online.

M&A Transactions

Interactive tool tracks industry acquisition activity.

SIA researchers developed an interactive tool that includes data on some 1,575 mergers and acquisitions transactions that occurred in the staffing and workforce […]

2107, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |July 21st, 2020|

We include snippets from Staffing Industry Analysts research to focus on trends that shape and grow your business. Corporate members have access to the full reports online.

How Am I Doing?

Provide temps’ performance feedback, and by email, while you’re at it.

The majority of temporary workers — 54% — prefer emails from their recruiters, compared with 21% […]

1905, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |May 19th, 2020|

Surviving a Recession

Strategies from the last downturn’s survivors

After the last recession, we asked staffing firms to share the smartest thing they did, what saved their business and what they would do differently.

About half of respondents cited cost-related strategies as their fi rm’s key to surviving the recession; 13% of firms took a revenue-related approach; […]

2303, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Outlining Occupations

The fine details of software development roles

IT staffing occupations are increasingly specialized, including that of the software developer. From employment trends to applicable programming languages to demand drivers, a new report by SIA profiles IT occupations. Staffing firms looking to position themselves for growth can use this report to target the most commercially attractive […]

2303, 2020

Compliance Branch

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Shifting Joint-Employer Regulations

Joint employment is of particular concern for staffing firms as well as their clients. As defined by SIA, joint employment is when two or more employers exercise significant and simultaneous control over the same employee, and may be liable for payment of taxes, workplace safety, etc. Joint employment comes into play in the […]

1902, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |February 19th, 2020|

Get Stacked

Tools at the modern staffing firm’s disposal

The typical staffing firm technology toolbox, or “tech stack,” encompasses the front, middle and back office. But there’s so much more they can tap into, from reporting solutions to communication tools.

SIA’s Staffing Company Tech Stack report creates a framework to understand the context and nature of the staffing […]

1902, 2020

The Staffing 100 Hall of Fame

By |February 19th, 2020|

When we created the Staffing 100 list in 2011, it was to honor a group that found people jobs and helped accelerate the process of finding a job. We have since maintained this annual, unranked list as a way to honor those influential leaders.

Several years later, we found that there are a group of people […]