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Sharon Thomas

About Sharon Thomas

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

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2303, 2021

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 23rd, 2021|

On Board?
Firms share opinions on staffing platforms

As part of a recent SIA Pulse survey, staffing firms were asked for their perspective on staffing platforms — internet-enabled platforms that allow clients to post jobs and select candidates in a fashion that is more self-service and less reliant on a traditional recruiter.

While 41% indicated such platforms are […]

2303, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Improve Your Rep

By |March 23rd, 2021|

As SIA President Barry Asin says, “The highest service we can perform is finding a job for a person in need,” drawing on the words of Moses Maimonides, a Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages. And that’s what this industry does. Through our work, the SIA editorial team sees the value the industry provides, that […]

1402, 2021

Staffing 100 Hall of Fame

By |February 14th, 2021|

The Staffing 100 was launched in 2011, and in 2017, we introduced the Staffing 100 Hall of Fame. For their pursuit of excellence, empowerment of others, perseverance, integrity and strength, these 51 executives have since been enshrined into the hall. Their influence on the industry is deep and lasting, and we salute their accomplishments.

1402, 2021

Latin America 25

By |February 14th, 2021|

This year marks our fifth listing of the Latin America 25. These staffing executives helped guide an $11 billion industry through a tumultuous 2020. While the staffing industry in the Latin America region shares some similarities with that in the US and Canada, there are some differences, including that it faces regulatory headwinds in some […]

1711, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 17th, 2020|

The Ratings Effect

Candidates respond to firms’ engagement efforts.

activities such as responding to negative reviews, providing contact information, etc.) the more they benefit in terms of recruiting. In terms of sales, however, even a high degree of engagement on ratings sites produced only mildly positive benefits.

Source: “North America Staffing Company Survey 2020: Do staffing firms benefit […]

1711, 2020

2020 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing

By , , , , , , and |November 17th, 2020|

If anything, the pandemic and social unrest this year have forced executives to think about the type of leaders they want to be. As Covid-19 hit, companies had to pivot quickly to a remote workforce. Decisions had to be made — and fast. There was no playbook. Throughout our industry, leaders were doing their utmost […]

911, 2020

Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame

By |November 9th, 2020|

From sports to music to business, “Hall of Fame” conjures thoughts of one’s entire career. Whereas a contemporary “who’s who” list captures a snapshot in time, noting those of particular influence in a moment or a year, a Hall of Fame speaks to a greater body of work. This year, as we compiled our seventh […]

2209, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |September 22nd, 2020|

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.

M&A Transactions

Interactive tool tracks industry acquisition activity.

SIA researchers developed an interactive tool that includes data on some 1,575 mergers and acquisitions transactions that occurred in the staffing and workforce […]

2107, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |July 21st, 2020|

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.

How Am I Doing?

Provide temps’ performance feedback, and by email, while you’re at it.

The majority of temporary workers — 54% — prefer emails from their recruiters, compared with 21% […]

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; […]