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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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1905, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |May 19th, 2020|

Surviving a Recession

Strategies from the last downturn’s survivors

After the last recession, we asked staffing firms to share the smartest thing they did, what saved their business and what they would do differently.

About half of respondents cited cost-related strategies as their fi rm’s key to surviving the recession; 13% of firms took a revenue-related approach; […]

2303, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Outlining Occupations

The fine details of software development roles

IT staffing occupations are increasingly specialized, including that of the software developer. From employment trends to applicable programming languages to demand drivers, a new report by SIA profiles IT occupations. Staffing firms looking to position themselves for growth can use this report to target the most commercially attractive […]

2303, 2020

Compliance Branch

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Shifting Joint-Employer Regulations

Joint employment is of particular concern for staffing firms as well as their clients. As defined by SIA, joint employment is when two or more employers exercise significant and simultaneous control over the same employee, and may be liable for payment of taxes, workplace safety, etc. Joint employment comes into play in the […]

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 […]