November/December 2014

112, 2014

You Ask/We Answer: IT Staffing Concentration

By |December 1st, 2014|

Question: IT staffing is experiencing relatively strong growth compared to many other segments. How concentrated is the market?

Answer: Overall, the IT staffing segment has become more concentrated. Market share of the 15 largest firms in the segment was 41 percent in 2008 but rose to 47 percent in 2009 and stood at 48 percent as […]

112, 2014

Beyond the Daily: Résumé Mistakes, Employee Performance Reviews

By |December 1st, 2014|

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.
Polishing Touch
Keep an eye out for these common résumé mistakes.

Help your candidates avoid making these turns-offs:

Too verbose. Time management is a concern for hiring managers. Your […]

112, 2014

View From the Boardroom: A Tale of Staffing Success

By |December 1st, 2014|

How referrals, testimonials and awards are the brand currency for business
Temporary and contract workers continue to gain share of the employee base as companies try to align the shifts in human capital strategies with the preferences of an increasingly mobile workforce. This trend, along with the growing skills gap and shortage of skilled labor, are […]

112, 2014

Benefit of Counsel: Beyond the Temp Term Limit

By |December 1st, 2014|

Letting your clients rely too heavily on term limits to mitigate co-employment can put them at further risk
Limiting assignment length — known as “term limits” — is widespread in the contingent workforce world. It is also widely misunderstood and misused as a means to mitigate co-employment risks. Generally, these policies provide a definite end date […]

112, 2014

Research Report: What Fuels Staffing’s Growth?

By |December 1st, 2014|

What fuels staffing’s growth, and how to cash in
The US staffing industry is projected to grow 6 percent in 2015, according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ latest forecast, with growth fueled by acceleration in the US economy and secular growth drivers. (A secular trend is an overarching, longer-term trend not dictated by the economic cycle.) This […]

112, 2014

Bridging the Recruitment Gap

By |December 1st, 2014|

How staffing firms can take advantage of the skills shortage and put people to work
More than 4.1 million jobs go unfilled in the US every month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). On the surface, this sounds incomprehensible, especially when you consider there are 12 million workers who are unemployed, have quit looking […]

112, 2014

The Hustle: IT Recruiting Trends

By |December 1st, 2014|

Lightning demand for emerging tech skills is challenging the conventional recruitment approach of IT staffing firms
If you’re in IT staffing, you know well that requirements (that’s “tech talk” for job orders) are easier to come by than candidates; that’s been the case for years. In the race to beat everyone else to market with the […]

112, 2014

Power Seller: Keep Staffing Customers Coming Back for More

By |December 1st, 2014|

Creative tips to sell smart and boost revenue in long term
Anyone who has been in staffing for any length of time knows the essence of sales in staffing — or anywhere else, for that matter — is not about smiling and dialing. The true salesperson establishes ongoing, consultative relationships with customers, providing true value that […]

112, 2014

The Other Side: Temping My Way to a Career

By |December 1st, 2014|

A college grad learns contingent work can open the doors to a promising future
As my college years were winding down, the thought of finding a job I would want long-term was daunting. Choosing a permanent lifestyle is easier said than done. I’d always fantasized having a glamorous future as a marketing marvel for a well-known […]

112, 2014

The Buzz: When Small Is Big

By |December 1st, 2014|

An online platform solves IT problems for midsize organizations
Numerous organizations have needs existing staffing and service/solution provider business models are not able to address. However, SourcePanel, a 2-year-old startup based in Portland, Ore., is demonstrating online platform models can open up new ways of meeting those demands.

SourcePanel enables midsize organizations to farm out their relatively […]