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Sharon Thomas

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

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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 […]

1902, 2020

The 2020 Latin America 25

By |February 19th, 2020|

We are proud to showcase the 2020 Latin America 25 for the fourth time. These luminaries help shape an exciting $9.4 billion market that is bursting with potential. Staffing companies in the region offer many of the same services provided in other developed markets, but there are differences. The honorees help enhance understanding of these […]

1811, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 18th, 2019|

Checking credentials. Given consumer wariness about the way their data is used, some organizations are striving to redefine privacy to create an environment where consumers and brands thrive with intentionally consented relationships regarding data agency, data ethics, and data reciprocity. And with more governments imposing greater data protection regulation as exemplified by the European Union’s […]

1811, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |November 18th, 2019|

California Enacts New Labor Laws

California Gov. Gavin Newsom in October signed new employment-related bills into law, including a ban on forced arbitration and more time for sexual harassment and discrimination victims to file complaints.

Arbitration. Assembly Bill 51 prohibits employers from requiring applicants for employment or existing employees, as a condition of employment, continued employment, or […]

2409, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |September 24th, 2019|

Privacy Matters 

European court OKs Privacy Shield

The US is ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-US Privacy Shield, according to a decision by the European Court of Justice following a complaint to have the Privacy Shield struck down. However, the shield is subject to ongoing review.

This report outlines […]

2307, 2019

Ahead of the Curve: Bring on the Robots

By |July 23rd, 2019|

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.

Bring on the Robots

Trends in robotic process automation and key vendors.

With global skills shortages becoming more acute, automation is supplementing a workforce that is not at full capacity. A digital […]

2307, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |July 23rd, 2019|

Nevada employers cannot refuse to hire a job applicant who fails a drug test for marijuana under a new law signed by Gov. Stephen F. Sisola in June, which takes effect in 2020.

The law exempts certain public safety and health positions, such as firefighters, emergency medical technicians, jobs that require an employee to operate a […]

2307, 2019

40 Under 40

By , , , and |July 23rd, 2019|

Meet the rising stars in the workforce solutions ecosystem. The 40 Under 40, North America, class of 2019 is an eclectic group of leaders motivated to grow the industry — they see possibilities that they want to turn into business realities to generate revenue. At the same time, they are fervent about mentoring their teams […]

2005, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |May 20th, 2019|

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.

Analyzing Salaries

What staffing firms pay staff by role, experience, segment and company size.

Median base salary is $45,000 for recruiters with three to five years’ experience at US staffing firms. Looking […]