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Sharon Thomas

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

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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 […]

902, 2017

Meet the 2017 Influencers

By , , , and |February 9th, 2017|

Welcome to the 2017 Staffing 100. We have several new entrants to the list and profiling these leaders reveals how the workforce solutions ecosystem has evolved. Yes, we call it the Staffing 100 list, but we have a host of executives whose companies reflect the world of work: recruitment process outsourcing, MSP and VMS providers […]

111, 2016

Trends That Matter: Disconnected

By |November 1st, 2016|

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.

 

Many US workers believe their internal communications and training programs need significant improvement.

According to a survey from Rapt Media, only 32% of US employees feel engaged, and 35% feel their companies don’t care about them — as […]

111, 2016

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing North America 50

By , , , , and |November 1st, 2016|

These are the convictions shared by the women in our 2016 Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50 list. When we decided last year to design a new list to celebrate women in the industry, it was to chronicle the achievements of a group who dominated the industry but only at […]

110, 2016

Trends That Matter: No Thanks

By |October 1st, 2016|

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.

 

No Thanks

Employees list reasons they turn down job offers.

Low pay is the top reason applicants turn down jobs, while lack of advancement opportunities is the main reason employees leave jobs, according to […]

110, 2016

A Bold New Generation: Influential millennials in staffing

By , , , and |October 1st, 2016|

Who are they? The millennials in our list are those born between 1982 and 2000. (However, these boundaries are not set in stone, with varied organizations differing slightly on the dates.) Also known as Gen Y, this demographic cohort following Gen X has surpassed the baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to […]