May 2014

105, 2014

You Ask/We Answer: When using offshore recruiters

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Question: When using offshore recruiters, what can we do to help increase their effectiveness?

Answer: One way to make sure you are using offshore recruiters effectively is to make them feel they are part of the team at your staffing firm. Keep them in the loop the same as if they were part of your onsite […]

105, 2014

Beyond the Daily: The 38%; Employ Me; Mass Exodus?; Hurry Up and Wait

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Trends That Matter
We include developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.
38%
Minimum wage.

Thirty-eight percent of employers of minimum wage workers say they would cut staff if the wage rises to $10.10 per hour as proposed by President […]

105, 2014

Straight Talk From the Customer: Costly Resistance

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A well-run contingent labor program is like a well-oiled machine — it has many moving parts working together seamlessly and in perfect harmony. The largest components are the managed service program, the vendor management system, the business partners (engagement managers) and the suppliers. While every program has its strengths and weaknesses, when the suppliers and […]

105, 2014

Benefit of Counsel: Arbitration Agreements

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One of the most important cases affecting the staffing industry in recent years is AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that arbitration agreements that bar class claims are valid — and that federal law preempts state laws that bar class action waiver agreements.

While the case itself involved a consumer contract, […]

105, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Happy to Work, Stay

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Have you heard of employees being served lunch by their bosses? Believe it or not, it is fairly common at some workplaces. In fact, for employees of Marian Inc., a components manufacturer in Indianapolis, it’s a monthly occurrence. Executives don’t just serve meals to more than 100 employees, they also prepare them. Gestures like this […]

105, 2014

The M&A Saga: Collective wisdom from happy and not-so-happy staffing executives

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Do you ever think about selling your business? Do you know when would be the right time or the right way to think about selling all or even part of your business? Have you ever wondered what’s the best way to maximize shareholder value and avoid making mistakes that you could regret later? If you […]

105, 2014

Remodeling for Sale: How to stage your staffing firm for a successful sale

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Whether you’d like to enjoy the fruits of your labor or tackle a new challenge, making sure that your staffing firm will thrive after you leave is the key to courting buyers and consummating a lucrative deal.

A slow-recovering economy continues to create a cautious merger and acquisition environment, according to RBS Citizens’ Middle Market M&A […]

105, 2014

Embracing Tech: Navigating key trends to get maximum ROI

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While advancements in technology are creating opportunities to run a well-oiled and efficient organization, it is a continuous challenge for businesses to stay abreast of latest technological trends, cutting through the noise and zeroing in on what actually provides value.

Staffing Industry Analysts’ research shows that compared with other industries, technology spend in the staffing industry […]

105, 2014

Center Stage: It’s the People

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Just as much needs to be done in order to prepare a company for a sale, much needs to be done on the buyer’s end to ensure a successful transition. Associate Editor Sharon Thomas spoke with executives of SolomonEdwards about acquiring San Francisco-based M Squared Consulting from South Africa- based Kelly Group Ltd. in 2013. […]

105, 2014

Expert’s Corner: Lean With a Bite

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At our recent Executive Forum in San Diego, I spoke with senior management of staffing firms ranging from multinationals to those just nearing the 50-employee threshold for the Afford- able Care Act’s (ACA) play-or-pay employer mandate. All of these conversations made one thing clear: when it comes to ACA, confusion still reigns.

Some firms were prepared […]