September 2016

109, 2016

Trends That Matter: Sorry, Dolly

By |September 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.

 

Sorry, Dolly
Working 9 to 5 is no longer a thing.

More than half of workers, 59%, believe the 9-to-5 work day is a thing of the past, according to a survey […]

109, 2016

Sponsored Content: Navigating the Transformation of the Healthcare Industry

By |September 1st, 2016|

The healthcare industry in the United States is undergoing a revolutionary period – and there’s only more to come. There are currently three major socioeconomic trends driving this transformation. First, advances in technologies and medical innovation are creating new areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and case management. These developments, combined with the aging population, are […]

109, 2016

Read, Rinse, Repeat

By |September 1st, 2016|

You’ve won some business with a new customer. It’s an exciting prospect, and as you sign the contract, you might be thinking of your legal obliga­tions as only an afterthought, if at all.

Your plan may be to simply file the contract away and get to work. But do you really know the terms of your […]

109, 2016

The Niche Advantage

By |September 1st, 2016|

A recurring theme at our staffing industry confer­ences is the advantages of “nichefying,” or being a specialist rather than a jack-of-all-trades firm. Typically, this means going after a specific set (or sets) of occupations, such as information technology jobs or marketing/creative roles. This fosters sales and recruiting expertise in specific job domains and leverages a database […]

109, 2016

New Orbits

By |September 1st, 2016|

The numbers are impressive. But the growth is all about the people. 2016 again marks a new high in the number of companies on the list of fastest-growing staffing firms. There are 112 firms on this year’s list, compared to 102 on last year’s. What these firms have in common is what helped fuel growth: […]

109, 2016

To Be or not to H-1B?

By |September 1st, 2016|

Forget conspiracy theories; the shortage of quality STEM workers is no myth. It’s taking 26 days on average to fill tech positions, and the competi­tion for skilled talent pushed up salaries 7.7% from 2014 to 2015, according to the Dice Salary Survey. Contract workers saw an average 5% year-over-year increase, reaching an average of $70.26 […]

109, 2016

They Have Options

By |September 1st, 2016|

One might think that by its title, this article refers to clients or candidates. But no, I’m talking about your internal workers — those people you recruited, trained and entrusted your business to. Those who, over the years, formed very close business relationships with you, your customers, candidates and competitors in your ecosystem.

They are the […]

109, 2016

Seize the Cs

By |September 1st, 2016|

As CWS Council head at Staffing Industry Analysts, I have the privilege of working closely with hundreds of companies as they run through their supplier selection process. Seeing how they run these processes, including how they make their decision in selecting a supplier, I am astounded at some of the ways suppliers shoot themselves in […]

109, 2016

You Want What?

By |September 1st, 2016|

I have had a varied career. I’ve been an editor in technical publishing, a PR rep, have written marketing copy. I’ve worked directly with authors and inside staff. I’ve spent years as a full-time employee and have turned to staffing firms a few times when jobs were tight.

Lofty Expectations

Last year, I applied through a staffing […]

109, 2016

Data in Dollars

By |September 1st, 2016|

For years, staffing executives have read about “big data” and wondered, “but what does it actually do for me?!” A recruitment analytics firm, HIRABL, allows the staffing industry to be more profitable, helping recruiters turn idle data into dollars for their clients along with helping agencies worldwide improve compliance. The company was founded in 2015. […]