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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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1411, 2018

Trends That Matter: Keep Trying

By |November 14th, 2018|

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.

Keep Trying

More is needed to improve working environments for women in tech.

In a survey by global staffing firm Harvey Nash, 31% of respondents said their organizations provide career […]

110, 2018

Trends That Matter: Getting Ghosted?

By |October 1st, 2018|

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.

Getting Ghosted?

Candidates say disappearing on a potential employer is acceptable.

Overall, more than half of job seekers, 55%, said they abandon up to five job applications during the […]

2208, 2018

Trends That Matter: A Foot Out the Door

By |August 22nd, 2018|

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.

A Foot Out the Door

Counteroffers only delay the inevitable; employees still end up leaving.

Staff members who accept counteroffers typically leave the company in less than two years anyway, […]

2208, 2018

2018 40 Under 40

By , , , , and |August 22nd, 2018|

The 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 represents the next generation of leaders in the workforce solutions ecosystem. They are driven by a
passionate desire to better the lives of people. Embracing innovation, this faction invented new models, created products that helped existing businesses, found novel ways to source talent and, in some cases, ran operations so efficiently that […]

2208, 2018

Center Stage: The White Glove Approach

By |August 22nd, 2018|

In 1997, Monica and Jerry Sforza co-founded Encode Inc., an IT staffing and consulting company headquartered in New Jersey. The company germinated during the years preceding the Y2K bubble and has since grown into an infrastructure-centric IT services organization with more than $12 million in gross revenue last year.

Today, the company works with infrastructure managers […]

2407, 2018

You Ask/We Answer

By |July 24th, 2018|

Question: There is much talk about AI and machine learning – and the potential for such technologies to replace human recruiters. What are you hearing?

Answer: It’s true technology has enabled people to do much without the assistance of others. For example, when companies have the right tools in place, workers can submit their resumes and […]

2407, 2018

Trends That Matter: HR Be Nimble

By |July 24th, 2018|

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.

HR Be Nimble

Human resources using more agile talent strategies.

To combat skills and worker shortages, 91% of HR managers have begun adopting more agile talent strategies, according to the […]

106, 2018

You Ask/We Answer

By |June 1st, 2018|

Question: I’m asked with developing a training program for our recruiting staff, but I don’t know where to begin. What types of training should I focus on?

Answer: According to findings of our most recent surveys of internal workers of staffing firms, aside from sourcing and recruiting training itself, recruiters indicated training in sales and marketing […]

106, 2018

Trends That Matter: Losing Their Touch

By |June 1st, 2018|

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.

Losing Their Touch

Majority of employers positive about automation, but worry over loss of human element.

A survey by MetLife found that 56% of employers have a positive view of […]

105, 2018

You Ask/We Answer

By |May 1st, 2018|

Question: I am considering selling my staffing firm. How do I identify potential buyers and the right time to sell?

Answer: While much of what makes it a good time to sell your staffing business depends on the state of your firm itself, we are coming off a year of robust M&A activity in 2017, with […]