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Sharon Thomas

About Sharon Thomas

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

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2011, 2017

Trends That Matter: Boomerang Effect

By |November 20th, 2017|

We include developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Boomerang Effect

Why you should consider rehiring retirees and other former employees.

A boomerang employee: One who returns to a company after leaving for a period of time. With the […]

2609, 2017

2017 Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing, the North America 50

By , , , , and |September 26th, 2017|

Getting to the top of the corporate ladder is no easy feat. And women must excel almost to the point of being superhuman to even attempt cracking the glass ceiling. The good news? Some ground has been broken. Let’s take the iconic Fortune 500 list for 2017. The number of women CEOs on that list […]

2108, 2017

Trends That Matter: Wages Plateau

By |August 21st, 2017|

We include developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Wages Plateau

Employers expect to keep wage growth in check.

Most employers expect wages to stay the same in the third quarter, according to a survey released by Express […]

2707, 2017

Trends That Matter: Boon for Talent

By |July 27th, 2017|

We include developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Boon for Talent

Automation helps top talent become more valuable.

Automation will help to promote, not eliminate, top talent, according to 67% of staffing professionals polled by staffing industry software […]

2707, 2017

40 Under 40

By , , , and |July 27th, 2017|

Staying on top of your game in an ever-evolving industry is tough. Welcome to Staffing Industry Analysts’ first 40 Under 40 list. We are proud to present these leaders, many of whom have achieved remarkable success in the ecosystem. Some have created new companies, others new products in existing businesses, and still more pioneered new ways of sourcing talent. In the following […]

2305, 2017

Trends That Matter: Variable Workforce

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Flex Time

Canadian firms expect to increase use of variable workforce.

Nontraditional workers (contract, consultant, remote or freelance workers) comprise 20% to 30% of Canada’s workforce, a statistic that is expected […]

105, 2017

Trends That Matter: Rein It in

By |May 1st, 2017|

Developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Rein It in

New hire retention a key issue for most companies.

Nearly all of executives polled in a recent Futurestep survey, 90%, reported retention of new hires is an issue in […]

2703, 2017

Trends That Matter: ACA Noncompliance OK; Women’s Aspirations Fall

By |March 27th, 2017|

Developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

Noncompliance OK

Non-ACA compliant plans may continue another year.

Consumers and insurers may keep coverage that does not meet the minimum standards required by the Affordable Care Act, the US Department […]

2703, 2017

Culture Power

By , , , and |March 27th, 2017|

If companies could bottle and sell what makes their employees happy and productive, they’d make a fortune. However, there are some staffing firms who may not have done exactly that but have created cultures that make their employees feel valued. That approach has consistently boosted the bottom line.

And this is not a new phenomenon. Workforce […]

1302, 2017

Trends That Matter: Women in Leadership

By |February 13th, 2017|

Developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

 

True Desires

Motivation may be key to increased female leadership within staffing organizations.

Although women hold almost 52% of all professional jobs, they account for just 14.6% percent of executive officers […]