March/April 2014

103, 2014

You Ask/We Answer: ACA Final Regulations

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Question: The final employer mandate regulations for the Affordable Care Act have been released, but can we count on everything being finalized?
Answer: It’s not a simple answer. Those final regulations have been released. However, they have brought up some issues. For example, the 220-page final regulations include a paragraph that raises a question over who […]

103, 2014

Beyond the Daily: Conspiracy Theories, Now Hiring, Staying Strong

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Conspiracy Theories
The staffing industry has itself to blame for treatment by HR and procurement.
A host of human resource leaders are embroiled in a conspiracy — protecting their companies from the likes of you. Who’s to blame for this situation? Those who sell staffing and recruiting services. If combative HR and procurement professionals really understood the […]

103, 2014

Straight Talk From the Customer: Managing Your Margins

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Efficient contingent workforce programs happen when the MSP is allowed to do its job and the suppliers are given room to find the best candidates at economical prices. A tool that helps with this process is the rate card. I do believe in giving the MSP freedom to run the program. At the same time, […]

103, 2014

Benefit of Counsel: Dot Your I’s, Cross Your T’s

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There’s no way around it — the terrain remains rough for staffing and IT consulting firms placing H-1B employees at worksites. But staffing firms still can file effective petitions and help fill U.S. companies’ soaring demand for IT services. Success requires understanding the latest developments in this shifting area of immigration law, and applying well […]

103, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Hedge Your Bets

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The recruitment industry is facing a big change in this post-Great Recession market as employees begin to demand more from businesses. In fact, some global workforce analysts are referring to 2014 as the “Year of the Employee.” Employees are not only demanding higher pay in many industries, they also want greater flexibility, more technology, career […]

103, 2014

Celebrate the Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2014

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What makes employees love their workplace? Many think it’s the lavish perks that draw workers in, but according to workers at this year’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For, it’s more about management, empowerment and success.

103, 2014

Expert’s Corner: Attracting the Best

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Which would you prefer: To hire employees who simply do their jobs or those who do their jobs extremely well? Not to put too fine a point on it, but the vast majority of recruiting and hiring practices today actually attract average employees. In addition, the top talent you most want to attract may not […]

103, 2014

Power Seller: Open Doors

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Years ago, I sat nervously in a client’s conference room with my fellow IT staffing competitors. They had brought in Chimes, a now defunct vendor management system (VMS), and a managed service provider (MSP), to manage all its suppliers. During that meeting, a Chimes representative boldly stated: “… Your jobs are no longer necessary. You […]

103, 2014

The Other Side: Growing Up

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I didn’t choose the traditional path after graduating from high school. My goal is to work in the music industry. With the way the music industry has evolved in the past decade, it is very difficult to find a self-sustaining job even with a four-year degree. Nowadays, it is all about who you know. So, […]

103, 2014

The Buzz: A New Rhythm

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A company fine-tunes how enterprises and third-party recruiters get matched
Scout Exchange LLC, launched early 2013, is having significant effect on the way that enterprise permanent placements are being made through third-party recruiters.

The staffing segment of third-party recruiting is highly fragmented, with enterprises having to navigate many thousands of small, third-party firms, sole proprietors, and contract […]