March/April 2016

103, 2016

You Ask We Answer: The Biggest Markets?

By |March 1st, 2016|

What are the biggest industry markets for temporary staffing?

Answer:
A recent Staffing Industry Analysts survey asked staffing firms to break out their total temporary staffing revenue by customer market. In aggregate, five sectors — manufacturing, healthcare services, finance/insurance, business services and tech/telecom — accounted for two-thirds of reported temporary staffing sales.

However, staffing firms touched all major industries to some […]

103, 2016

Trends That Matter: The Right Manager; The Big Bucks

By |March 1st, 2016|

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.

 

The Right Manager

Improves staff engagement.

Staff engagement is considered as the No. 1 factor helping companies to grow, but it is also one of the most difficult to maintain. What causes […]

103, 2016

Straight Talk: Back to the Basics

By |March 1st, 2016|

In an increasingly competitive industry, staffing suppliers are promising all the bells and whistles, the whole she bang.

However, time after time, the bells and whistles only served as a detractor from accomplishing the ultimate purpose of successfully developing a lasting relationship with clients. The ones that stood the test of time and continued to deliver […]

103, 2016

Benefit Of Counsel: Employers Beware

By |March 1st, 2016|

A huge, federally mandated, change to compensation requirements is just around the corner. Last year, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, the intent of which is to expand the federally mandated overtime protections to millions of new employees.

With the 60-day notice and comment period well behind us, all […]

103, 2016

Research Report: Made in the USA

By |March 1st, 2016|

The staffing industry has deep roots in manufacturing, stretching back to the post-WWII period when the industry began to take shape. Today, manufacturing accounts for roughly 40% of staffing revenue in the US industrial staffing skill segment, or $12.2 billion in 2014 by our estimates, and thus remains a core industry vertical for industrial staffing. […]

103, 2016

When Work Is Fun

By , , and |March 1st, 2016|

When Work is fun. Staffing firms have taken this maxim to heart. They believe investing in building the right company culture yields the right rate of investment.

Staffing Industry Analysts’ seventh annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For contest reveals it’s about giving employees what they want. From treating employees like family to providing ongoing training […]

103, 2016

The Power of Engagement

By |March 1st, 2016|

Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent with recruiters and staffing firms each year by companies trying to attract top talent to empty positions. A natural question posed by the people holding the purse strings for recruiting spend is: Are we getting our money’s worth?

The best-in-class or most engaged organizations (regularly defined as the top […]

103, 2016

More Than a Bias?

By and |March 1st, 2016|

Insiders debate whether vendor neutrality still has a place in today’s ecosystem: “A business approach, not a structural definition,” by Michael Werblun; “Vendor neutrality has long since evolved,” by Kip Wright.

A business approach, not a structural definition

By Michael Werblun

Vendor neutrality isn’t strictly about vendors or who supplies contingent labor anymore. It is about an objective business […]

103, 2016

Port in a Storm

By |March 1st, 2016|

Conventional wisdom has it that workers view temp work as a last resort. I may have started my journey with the same attitude but my experiences have have given a different outlook.

I began my career as an employee and customer service representative, going through a few layoffs as companies or divisions closed. Tired with the […]

103, 2016

Sponsored Content: Millennials Matter

By |March 1st, 2016|

They are the largest, most diverse and most educated generation in US history. They grew up fluent in technology that older workers have had to work to adopt. And today, they are changing the way employers think about hiring, training and management.

Jim Lanzalotto, senior vice president of staffing and healthcare for Monster Worldwide, understands Generation […]