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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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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 […]

105, 2018

Trends That Matter: Feelin’ Groovy

By |May 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.

Feelin’ Groovy?

Some employers loosen drug-test requirements.

Some US employers are overhauling their drug testing practices based on the belief that overly broad testing eliminates valuable talent from the applicant […]

2603, 2018

Trends That Matter: Hard-Working Towns

By |March 26th, 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.

Hard-Working Towns

San Francisco named the hardest-working city in the US.

According to personal finance social network Wallet-Hub, San Francisco is the hardest-working city in the US. WalletHub compared the […]

2603, 2018

The Joy of Work

By , , , and |March 26th, 2018|

Ask any staffing firm, big or small, what its top challenge is. Not surprisingly, the answers are identical: Finding people with the right skills given the scarcity of talent. Organizations — including staffing firms — are facing one of the largest talent shortages since 2007 with the US unemployment rate at 4.1% in February. Firms are all vying for the […]

1402, 2018

Trends That Matter: A Tipping Point

By |February 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.

A Tipping Point

Facial recognition and biometrics already benefit staffing.

Apple’s adoption of facial recognition has put biometrics on the map, but facial recognition has already proven to be extremely […]

1402, 2018

Staffing 100: The Human Touch

By , , , , and |February 14th, 2018|

Meet the Staffing 100 class of 2018. Innovative and committed to the human capital cause, these honorees are doing what it takes to elevate our ecosystem. Nominated by you, our advisors and the SIA team, these influencers are devoted to improving the human condition — as evidenced by their numerous charitable endeavors. But what drives […]

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 […]