May 2012

2304, 2012

Do a 360: Why staffing managers need effective leadership training

By |April 23rd, 2012|

The staffing industry has experienced strong double-digit growth over the past two years. In periods of such strong growth, many staffing firms — nationals as well as independents — have ended up promoting underdeveloped employees into management and leadership positions. Often, these individuals are not given development training.

Such action costs staffing firms millions in lost […]

2304, 2012

Acting Head: Interim executive staffing is a fast-growing niche

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Having a seasoned professional step into a leadership role to guide a company while it seeks a full- time, traditional executive offers businesses many options. Companies in trouble can use these executives to usher in difficult changes and alter their course. Others use the interim executive to clean house and get rid of the old […]

2304, 2012

Beyond the Cool Factor: Best practices for social media campaigns in staffing

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Social media has become an intriguing topic for many businesses, and those in the staffing industry are no different.

Curiosity among company leaders is rising rapidly and marketing and sales folks have been cajoling and prodding their bosses for resources to test ways to apply a wide variety of social technologies to  their business.

There’s one significant […]

2304, 2012

Straight Talk from the Customer: Suppliers can benefit from tracking their numbers

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Pepsico, like many other companies, utilizes scorecards to gauge our suppliers’ performance. The scorecards also helped us determine how to structure our tiered system of preferred suppliers within our managed service program (MSP).

As a category manager, I looked at the scorecard to show me how much effort a supplier was putting into filling jobs for […]

2304, 2012

Join the Revolution: Create positive impressions and boost your return on social media activities

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Although 82 percent of staffing firms are using social media to source active and passive candidates, early adopters claim that recruiting is only the tip of the social media iceberg. Savvy firms are boosting contingent worker engagement and impressing prospective clients by weaving social media into every facet of their staffing operations.

“We initially used Facebook […]

2304, 2012

You Ask/We Answer: VMS Angst?

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Staffing firms rate it a negative, buyers still use it
Question: The use of vendor management systems (VMS) appears to be gaining popularity with buyers, but have staffing firms warmed up to it?

Answer: Many staffing firms now engage clients through a VMS. It’s common in the industry. However, staffing firms don’t take a positive view of […]

2304, 2012

Research Report: Online staffing to take off

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Why online staffing is poised to surge
The owner of a small flower shop has a beautiful website that makes clear to visitors her store is the obvious choice. However, it lacks online shopping capabilities. Site visitors cannot browse her inventory, check prices or place orders online. But her website designer is just a part-time college […]

2304, 2012

Center Stage: Home-Grown Leadership

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Placing employees first helps fuel Arrow Strategies’ growth
Taking Center Stage this month is Arrow Strategies, a Bingham Farms, Mich.-based provider of information technology, engineering and finance/accounting staffing. The firm appeared on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of fastest-growing staffing firms in 2011, and the company celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 15. It has also appeared […]

103, 2012

Welcome to Canada

By |March 1st, 2012|

Healthy growth awaits you in this region
This is the third in a series of snapshots of staffing climates in various countries around the globe. Here, we profile the market in Canada, a country with abundant space and rich natural resources. While its market typically mirrors that of its neighbor to the south, Canada has fared […]