June 2014

106, 2014

You Ask/We Answer: RPO

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Question: Which industry is using recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) the most?
Answer: In a Staffing Industry Analysts survey of large users of staffing services, 35 percent of buyers in the pharma/biotech/med industry used RPO. It was followed by manufacturing at 33 percent and tech/telecom at 32 percent.

The lowest users among industries measured was finance/insurance with only 13 […]

106, 2014

Beyond the Daily: Where’s the Trust, The IT 15, Get That Degree

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Where’s the Trust?
You are not alone, survey says.

Nearly a quarter of U.S. workers say they don’t trust their employer and about a third say their employer is not always honest and truthful with them, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey.

“This lack of trust should serve as a wake-up call for […]

106, 2014

Benefit of Counsel: What Not to Wear

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Strict dress code enforcement can bring EEOC claims
By Janette Levey Frisch

Many employers require adherence to dress codes in order to ensure a certain image. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, though, some employers go too far, and religious discrimination claims based on strict application of dress codes and “look” policies have increased in […]

106, 2014

Straight Talk From the Customer: It’s Not Rocket Science

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Tips to Becoming a Standout Supplier
By Kristy Mertz

As recruitment lead for Qualcomm’s contingent workforce management program, I am often approached by staffing firms asking how they can get on our supplier lists or become a preferred provider. Stepping back to consider what makes our most successful suppliers stand out, I have come up with these […]

106, 2014

Research Report: Where Do You Stand?

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Easy tools for benchmarking your staffing firm against your competitors
By Ziv Tepman

As a business leader in the staffing industry, it can be tempting to compare your company’s performance solely to what you have achieved in the past. This is the lowest hanging fruit because the data is so easily accessible to you. However, setting informed […]

106, 2014

The Great Convergence: MSP and RPO models coming together?

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By Kay Colson

For years, solution providers have been offering both employee and non-employee search services. There has been much talk about one powerful integrated talent acquisition solution. A few buyers have embraced it; but thus far, not enough have done so for it to be considered a major trend in how companies find and engage […]

106, 2014

State by State: Best & worst legal locations for staffing firms

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By Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Fighting frivolous lawsuits can take a big bite out of your bottom line. Defending a case through discovery and motion for summary judgment typically costs $75,000 to $125,000, and the tab for a jury trial can reach $250,000. Taxes, too, can be quite a burden for staffing firms. But the legal and tax […]

106, 2014

Safety First: Fatal temp injuries draw OSHA’s attention

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On April 15, 2013, 26-year-old Marine and Iraq War veteran David Eleidjian was assigned as a temporary worker to a Henkel Corporation manufacturing plant in Bay Point, Calif. Eleidjian was tasked with scraping adhesive from mixing equipment just 12 inches from an unguarded shaft spinning at up to 350 rotations per minute.

The coveralls provided to […]

106, 2014

Expert’s Corner: The Road Less Traveled

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Establishing global capabilities has become a key motivator for many organizations. But to be successful, organizations must apply strict due diligence and strategic planning when acquiring the workforce to support their growing operations. This represents tremendous opportunity for human capital and related firms, but the road is bumpy and has certain essential requirements.

Road map. Staffing […]

106, 2014

Power Seller: Idea Lab

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Late last year, I traveled to a medical staffing firm that had experienced strong growth over its 15-year history, but the market had recently become more competitive, and its growth had slowed considerably. I was there to get it back on track.

The company’s sales leaders described a sales organization that never got off the treadmill; […]