When the Staffing Industry Analysts editorial team shaped the Staffing 100 concept in 2011, we wanted to give the industry its very own identity — a definitive list that people would be proud to be a part of. The idea has caught on. Now, I am proud to present the very first European issue of […]
The publication of this special edition of Staffing Industry Review coincides with the launch of the Executive Forum Europe in London between 3rd and 5th November 2014.
While it is a new event for Europe, the Executive Forum is a long-standing and prominent feature of the U.S. staffing market that attracts more than 1,000 senior staffing […]
Why deep expertise can benefit you and your client
With most contingent workforce programmes, benchmarking is a great place to start in order to identify savings opportunities. It makes sense. You know a job category in your location averages a certain amount per hour, and you can compare that with your own spend.
But that method does […]
How UK tax law changes are affecting the staffing industry
By Fiona Coombe
As concerns grow over the collection of tax revenue derived from flexible employment, the U.K. government has turned its attention firmly on the staffing industry. Among its initiatives is a change to existing legislation that would require ‘agencies’ — staffing firms or managed service […]
The industry’s importance grows as the world of work changes: perceptions break down
For our grandparents, maybe even our parents, a job was a job for life. Japan’s ‘salaryman’ may have become a cliché. But the employee of the big corporation, offering loyalty in return for a secure, long term position, was stereotypical of much of […]
Staffing agencies in need of better powers of persuasion
Every year, Staffing Industry Analysts surveys buyers of contingent labour to get a better understanding of their needs and also to gauge their views on the services they receive from their suppliers.
The 2014 survey reflects the opinions of respondents from almost 100 companies operating in Europe with […]
Be a (sales)force to reckon with
In my job, I sell to people in all walks of life and have learned that the basics of selling have not changed much over the years. Here are some fundamental principles that should hold any staffing sales person in good stead — veteran or new:
Networking. When they were out […]