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Sharon Thomas

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

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1910, 2021

Ahead of the Curve: Greater Share

By |October 19th, 2021|

Women fare better at commercial firms

The representation of women at the executive and board level is modestly higher at commercial staffing firms than at IT and healthcare staffing firms; women also comprise a greater share of internal staff at commercial staffing firms. SIA defines commercial staffing firms as those that supply office/clerical and light industrial […]

1910, 2021

Compliance Branch: Federal contractor minimum wage to rise

By |October 19th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor on Sept. 15 announced an annual update to the minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts per Executive Order 13658.

Executive Order 13658, signed by President Obama in 2014, established a minimum wage rate for certain federal contractors that is adjusted annually based on inflation. […]

1510, 2021

Ahead of the Curve: Most Attractive

By |October 15th, 2021|

English-speaking countries dominate the least-complex market list.

Five European countries rank among the 10 least-complex staffing markets globally, according to analysis of 60 international markets’ merits and how complex setting up a contingent workforce programme in them is. The Netherlands and the UK tied with Australia as the least-complex markets in SIA’s 2021 rankings. Switzerland tied […]

1510, 2021

Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame Class of 2021

By |October 15th, 2021|

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. The Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame was launched in 2020 to honour luminaries whose contributions to the industry are deep and lasting. […]

2007, 2021

Ahead of the Curve: You OK?

By |July 20th, 2021|

You OK?
Temps call for more communication as remote work continues

Amid the pandemic, temp workers surveyed by SIA reported feeling forgotten while working remotely. Their advice to staffing firms: Communicate on a regular basis to make sure your temp workers are doing well. Also, make sure your client is actually set up for remote work and […]

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 […]