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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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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 […]

2005, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |May 20th, 2019|

Facebook Job-Ad Settlement

Facebook reached a settlement in legal actions over how it targets employment, housing and credit advertising on its platform, the American Civil Liberties Union reported.

The lawsuits alleged Facebook’s paid ad platform enabled advertisers to exclude Facebook users from receiving job, housing or credit ads based on protected classes such as race, gender and […]

2503, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 25th, 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.

Expansion Continues

Trends affecting the market in 2019

In 2019, the global economic expansion is expected to become the longest since the end of the Second World War. And while the Economist […]

2503, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |March 25th, 2019|

We include legal and regulatory updates to help keep your staffing firms compliant.

New H-1B Visa Process Finalized; Spouse Work Rights to End

US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Jan. 31 published a final rule changing the H-1B visa process. One change includes a new system that would require H-1B petitioners first to register electronically. Another reverses […]